The Economics of Health and Wellbeing research group at the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health focuses on resource allocation, societal wellbeing and distributional justice.
Our research focuses on how best to allocate scarce resources from a societal perspective, assessing initiatives within the health and social care system, the third sector as well as in communities and households with the purpose of improving population health and wellbeing. A number of studies explore social values and the just distribution of benefits. We undertake applied economic evaluations of health and social care interventions and complex community-based initiatives. Most of our health economic evaluations are collaborative projects, with colleagues across the School of Health and Life Sciences at GCU as well as NHS and academic partners elsewhere.
We have a track record of methodological research investigating and developing techniques for the elicitation of preferences and societal values and the developments of frameworks to support priority setting within the health care system. We have world-leading expertise in health economics, Q methodology, preference elicitation and priority setting, and in the use of financial diaries to examine the links between microfinance, health and wellbeing.