HEDS is part of the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield. We undertake research, teaching, training and consultancy on all aspects of health related decision science, with a particular emphasis on health economics, HTA and evidence synthesis.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Steve Pudney, new Professor in HEDS

Steve is an applied econometrician working mainly on health and disability issues. Before joining ScHARR as (part-time) Professor of Health Econometrics, he was Director of Research at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Essex. He remains co-Director of the ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change and a member of the scientific leadership team of the Understanding Society household panel survey, both based at ISER.

Steve is currently involved in research projects in a number of health-related areas. One is the distributional character of public policy for older disabled people, particularly the target efficiency of the social care / disability benefit system. This involves extending conventional measures of income inequality and poverty to take account of estimates of the personal costs of disability. A second project looks at survey measurement of health, and particularly the use of blood-based biomarkers as health indicators for research on social science issues. A third, MRC-funded, project in collaboration with Monica Hernandez and Allan Wailoo, is examining the statistical problems of integrating evidence on quality of life from different measurement instruments, such as EQ-5D, HUI and SF-6D.