Roberta Ara

BSc Hons (Sheffield Hallam), MSc Hons (Sheffield), PhD

School of Health and Related Research

Senior Research Analyst

r.m.ara@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 0788

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Roberta Ara
School of Health and Related Research
113
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
Sheffield
S1 4DA
Research interests
  • Assessing cost-effectiveness of new interventions
  • Arthritis, obesity, cardiovascular disease
  • Health-related quality of life:
    • Issues involved in populating models with utilities
    • Mapping between preference-based instruments

Current projects

  • Economic Evaluation of Health and Social Care Policy Research Unit (EEPRU) (Enhancement and Extension). Co-Investigator (Principal Investigator: John Brazier). Department of Health £4,128,201 (2010-2018)
  • Utilities in Health Economic Evaluation: Key Aspects, Preferred Methods, and Best Practices. Principal Investigator. Funder: Takeda Pharmeceuticals International AG
  • Cost-Effectiveness of physical activity programmes in people with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee
Research group

Eun-Ju Kim: Optimal cost-effectiveness resource allocation modelling of antihypertensive drugs

Teaching interests

I lecture on the MSc Health Economics and Decision Modelling and supervise MSc dissertation projects. I also lecture on the short course "Using Utility Data in Cost-Effectiveness Models" and associated training courses.