Keynote Speakers

Prof. Joanna Coast

Professor in the Economics of Health & Care at the University of Bristol

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. She is Senior Editor, Health Economics for Social Science and Medicine.

Professor Coast 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.

Her 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. 

Professor Coast has been a member of a number of national and international grant-awarding panels and is currently a member of the Marie Curie Cancer Care Funding Committee. She is currently Senior Editor, Health Economics for Social Science and Medicine. 

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