||Funder / Sponsor
|Guidelines as a tool for just distribution of health care: Attitudes to regulatory guidelines among clinicians in three countries
||Arne Risa Hole (Sheffield), Benedicte Carlsen (Bergen), Berit Bringedal (Oslo), Dorte Gyrd Hansen (DSI Denmark), , Søren Holm (Manchester), Pia Kürstein Kjellberg (DSI Denmark), Ole Frithjof Norheim (Bergen)
||An empirical investigation of how regulatory guidelines and the ethical principles behind them are received by different groups of medical doctors in the three different, but comparable national health care systems of Norway, Denmark and the UK.
||Norwegian Research Council
|Health and debt
||Pamela Lenton, Paul Mosley (with Elizabeth Goyder, SCHARR)
||Examines the two-way linkage between debt and indices of health, in particular depression.
Please also see the HEDS pages at:
|Sheffield Regional Health Consortium
|Evaluation of the Want2Work pilots in Wales
||Steven McIntosh, Jo Lindley and Jennifer Roberts (with Richard Edlin and Carolyn Czoski-Murray, Leeds)
||Does the Want2work programme help to get people off incapacity benefit and back into the labour market, and what are the effects on their health?
Final report available here
|Health and retirement in the UK and in Germany
||Jennifer Roberts (with Nigel Rice and Andrew Jones (University of York)
||Examining the effect of health on the probability of early retirement in the context of the different pension and benefit systems.
See Sheffield Economics Research Paper 2007002 (forthcoming in Economic Modelling)
See Sheffield Economics Research Paper 2008012
Final report available here.
|Anglo German Foundation for the Study of Industrial Society
|Older people and part-time work in Britain and Ireland
||Jennifer Roberts (with Brenda Gannon Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, National University of Ireland, Galway)
||Considering the impact of health on the decision to work full-time or part-time for people aged over 50 in Britain and Ireland.
See Sheffield Economics Research Paper 2008013
|Commuting and well-being
||Jennifer Roberts (with Paul Dolan, Imperial College and Robert Hodgson, University of Exeter)
||Explore the effects of commuting time on the psychological well-being of men and women in the UK using data from the British Hosuehold Panel Survey.
See Sheffield Economics Research Paper 2009009
|Centre for Health and Wellbeing in Policy - CWiPP
||Jennifer Roberts and Aki Tsuchiya (Deputy Director)
||Jennifer Roberts and Aki Tsuchiya are among the founding members of CWiPP; an interdisciplinary research centre that considers how people´s health and well-being can be defined, measured and improved in ways that help policy-makers determine the best use of scarce resources, and to investigate the determinants of well-being insofar as these are relevant to policy formulation.
Please visit the CWIPP web pages at:
|Preference based mapping of preference based measures of quality of life
||Aki Tsuchiya, with John Brazier, Mónica Hernandez and Donna Rowen (HEDS)
||An empirical comparison of preference based measures of quality of life including generic measures of health, a condition specific measure of health in patients with asthma, and two measures of quality of life in the elderly population.
||Medical Research Council
|The Social QALY project
||Aki Tsuchiya, and John Brazier (HEDS) with Paul Dolan (Imperial), Richard Edlin (Leeds)
||Should NHS decision makers regard the societal value of a unit of health to be the same across everybody regardless of how healthy they are, who they are, and why they might need health care? A series of surveys has elicited what members of the public think.
||National Institute for health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
|A revised method of valuing health using time trade off
||Aki Tsuchiya, with Nancy Devlin (Office of Health Economics)
||Current methods of valuing health states typically use a different approach depending on whether or not the health state is regarded as better or worse than dead. This leads to inconsistency in measurement. The project has developed a uniform valuation method (called the lead time time trade off method) that deals with states better and worse than dead in the same manner.
|The relevance of gender equity in health and well-being
||Aki Tsuchiya, with Månsdotter (Karolinska Institute)
||In most communities, women have a higher life expectancy at birth than men. Women usually have better lifetime expected health, even when their higher levels of morbidity are taken into account. The project explores whether or not a more gender equal society will diminish this inequality, by improving men’s health more than women’s health.
||the Swedish Research Council
|The health impact of wind turbines
||Aki Tsuchiya, with Ravi Maheswaran (ScHARR), Osam Tokhi (Automatic Control and Systems Engineering)
||There is a growing interest in the use of low carbon economy, and therefore in sustainable renewable power generation. Wind turbines offer one promising technology. However, there is anecdotal evidence suggesting that the low frequency vibration may cause health problems in people living as far as 3km from a wind farm. The project draws on academic expertise in the University to conduct a systematic review of the existing literature. Sheffield Renewables is the Knowledge Transfer Partner.
||University Knowledge Transfer Rapid Response Fund
|The Puzzle of Muslim Advantage in Child Survival in India
||Christine Valente (with Sonia Bhalotra, University of Bristol and Arthur van Soest, University of Tilburg)
||The socioeconomic status of Indian Muslims is, on average, considerably lower than that of upper-caste Hindus. Muslims nevertheless exhibit substantially higher child survival rates, and have done for decades. This research analyses this seeming puzzle.
Forthcoming in Journal of Health Economics. Available as IZA Discussion Paper No. 4009.
|Improved Access to Abortion, Neonatal Mortality, and Gender Bias: Evidence from Nepal
||This research looks into the impact of improved access to abortion on neonatal mortality and sex-selective abortion in Nepal.
|Foetal and Child Health amidst Violent Conflict
||This paper analyses the health consequences of exposure to civil conflict, from the womb to age 5, using data from Nepal.