Professor Heather Gage (Research adviser/ Deputy site lead/ health economics)
Heather is a health economist and health services researcher. She leads health economics for the RDS SE. Heather’s research interests encompass many aspects of health service delivery, but particularly focus on evaluative studies and outcomes measurement.
Since 1995, she had been involved as principal or co-investigator in over 50 applied multidisciplinary health–related projects funded by the NHS, EU, industry and charities, resulting in over 100 peer reviewed papers. Projects have covered surgical, medical, public health, quality of life and workforce issues in hospital and community settings, and have used varied methodologies including RCT and observational. She has also conducted systematic reviews, and cost effectiveness analyses of health care technologies.
In 2000-2001, Heather held visiting positions at the Boston University School of Public Health and the Center for Health Quality, Outcomes and Economic Research of the US Veterans Healthcare Administration.