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Professor Joanna Coast

Professor Joanna Coast

Professor Joanna Coast
BA(York), M.Sc.(York), Ph.D.(Bristol)

Professor in the Economics of Health and Care

Area of research

Economics of Health & Care

Office 2.06
1-5 Whiteladies Road,
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Summary

Jo's research interests lie in the theory underlying economic evaluation (including capability), developing broader measures of outcome for use in economic evaluation (including measures of capability, particularly the ICECAP suite of meaures), health care decision making, the economics of antimicrobial resistance and the organisation of care, particularly end of life care. She currently holds a Wellcome Investigator Award to develop a life-course approach to measuring capability for economic evaluation of health and social care interventions.  Jo also has a methodological interest in the use of qualitative methods in health economics and is recognised as an international authority in this field; her edited book on Qualitative Methods for Health Economics was published in July 2017. She has published extensively in all of these areas.

Biography

Joanna Coast is Professor in the Economics of Health & Care.  She has published more than 140 research papers in academic journals. She has received major grants from the Medical Research Council and the European Research Council, and currently holds a Wellcome Investigator Award. She is Senior Editor, Health Economics for Social Science and Medicine.

Jo qualified with a BA (Econ) (Hons) in Economics in 1988 and an MSc in Health Economics in 1990, both from the University of York, and a PhD in social medicine from the University of Bristol in 2000.  Jo was based in the Department of Social Medicine at the University of Bristol from 1990 until 2005, and at the Health Economics Unit in the University of Birmingham from 2005 until 2015.  She rejoined the University of Bristol in November 2015.

Jo's research interests lie in the theory underlying economic evaluation (including capability), developing broader measures of outcome for use in economic evaluation (including measures of capability), health care decision making, the economics of antimicrobial resistance and the organisation of care, particularly end of life care. She also has a methodological interest in the use of qualitative methods in health economics and is recognised as an international authority in this field. She has published extensively in all of these areas and her edited book on Qualitative Methods for Health Economics will be published in July 2017. 

She has been a member of a number of national and international grant-awarding panels and editorial boards and is currently:

  • Senior Editor (Health Economics), Social Science & Medicine
  • Member, editorial board of The Patient
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue 'Tackling Challenges Associated with Antibiotic Resistance: Social, Economic and Policy Perspectives', Antibiotics
  • Member, NIHR Research Professorships Panel
  • Member, Marie-Curie Research Funding Committee
  • Member, Marie-Curie Research Review Committee

 

Teaching

Jo has taught medical and economics students at undergraduate and masters levels.

Jo is interested in supervising doctoral research students in the following areas:

  • The use of the Capability Approach in health economics;
  • Health care priority setting.

Keywords

  • Health Economics
  • capability approach
  • outcome measurement
  • end of life care
  • priority setting
  • organisation of care
  • antimicrobial resistance

Memberships

Organisations

Bristol Medical School (PHS)

Recent publications

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