An Thu Ta


Department of Economics

PhD Student

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An Thu Ta
Department of Economics
9 Mappin Street
S1 4DT

An has more than 4 years of experience in economic modelling, over 2 years of which in a managerial position. Being recognised as a SFHEA and currently an Assessor, she has demonstrated her influence through mentoring and training peers, together with a wide range of experience in teaching support across UK universities and colleges. Currently, she is working in HEOR consultancy as an Associate Consultant.


Senior Fellowship of Higher Education Academy – SFHEA – UK                                         

Accredited in May 2020

PhD in Economics, The University of Sheffield – UK                                                  

Oct 2017 – 2022 (expected)
Title “Essay on Measuring Wellbeing”. Fully sponsored by the Department of Economics, the UoS 

MSc. Economics and International Relations, University of East Anglia (UEA) – UK          

Sep 2015 – Sep 2016 
Distinction (overall mark 76.7%, starred first). Received scholarship by UEA for students with high results

BSc. Economics, Foreign Trade University (Vietnam)                                                         

Aug 2010 – Jun 2014
GPA: 80.6% (equivalent to 3.26/4.0). Received University’s scholarship for high achievers in the final year

Research interests

PhD thesis: Essay on Measuring Wellbeing

An's PhD thesis focuses on measuring well-being through equivalent income over the life course. Her research interests include valuing health and well-being, well-being measures and individual preferences.


Working papers

  • Ta A (2021) Preferences and Equivalent Income in the UK. The Sheffield Economic Research Paper Series (SERPS), 2021007. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ta A (2019) Adaptation To Disability - Evidence From the UK Household Longitudinal Study. The Sheffield Economic Research Paper Series (SERPS), 2019020. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
Research group


Teaching interests

An has previously taught modules on:

  • Microeconomics and Applied-Microeconometrics.
  • Welfare economics.
  • Health economic modelling and economic evaluation.
Professional activities

Associate Research Consultant - OPEN Health Group

February 2022

Health Economist - BresMed Health Solutions

July 2020 - January 2022

Associate lecturer - Sheffield Hallam University                                      

October 2018 – October 2020

  • Lectured and led seminars in Economics and Maths (1st and 2nd year undergraduate levels)
  • Moderated assessment materials and assessed students’ performance
  • Supervised and assessed Master’s dissertations 

Graduate teaching assistant - Department of Economics, University of Sheffield      

October 2017 – September 2020

  • Delivered tutorials and computer demonstration sessions in Economics and Econometrics
  • Received Staff Award - Best Graduate Teaching Assistant Award (2020)
  • Shortlisted in Sheffield Students' Union Academic Awards 2020 for outstanding personal tutor

Lecturer - Sheffield International College                                                     

January 2019 – July 2020

  • Delivered lectures and tutorials in Economics and Statistics (Foundation & Pre-master levels)
  • Designed assessment materials including report/essay and exam, assessed students’ performance