Director of Research
Nancy's principal areas of research expertise are the measurement and valuation of patient reported health outcomes; the cost effectiveness thresholds used in making judgments about value for money in health care; use of MCDA in health care decision making; priority setting in health care; and measuring the production, performance and efficiency of hospitals.
Nancy holds honorary chairs at the School of Health and Related Research at the University of Sheffield; and in the Economics Department at City University, London. She is past-President of the EuroQol Group, a European-based international network of researchers that developed the EQ-5D, and is an elected member of the Board of Directors, ISPOR.
Prior to joining OHE in 2009, Nancy was Professor of Economics at City University, where she was Head of the Economics Department and Acting Dean of Social Sciences. She has over 30 years of experience as a researcher and as an advisor to health care organisations, both in the public and private sectors in the UK and internationally.
Highly regarded as a presenter and educator in health economics, Nancy was awarded the UK Higher Education Academy prize for outstanding economics lecturer (2004) and was the founder of Health Economics Education (HEe) website.
Nancy has published over 100 original peer reviewed journal articles on a wide range of empirical and theoretical topics in health economics. She is a co-author of numerous books, including Economic Analysis in Health Care, a leading textbook on health economics now in its second edition.