ScHARR Alumna - Chrissy Almond
MSc Health Economics & Decision Modelling
I studied for an MSc in Health Economics and Decision Modelling parttime during my first two years working as a Graduate Health Economist for BresMed, a health economic consultancy based in Sheffield. The skills and knowledge I gained whilst studying have helped me to progress to become a Principal Health Economist less than 5 years from the start of my career. I now manage a team of 5 health economists from graduate level upwards and I regularly take a lead role on projects involving multiple teams within BresMed.
The MSc gave me increased confidence in presenting my work to others, something that forms a regular part of my working life, and greatly improved my critical thinking and report-writing skills as well as providing essential technical skills required for developing economic models. I was able to present my dissertation as a poster at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research European congress in 2013 which I have attended with BresMed annually since joining.