Koonal Kirit Shah, BA, MSc

Koonal Shah

School of Health and Related Research
Health Economics and Decision Science Section
Regent Court
30 Regent Street
Sheffield S1 4DA

E-mail: k.k.shah@sheffield.ac.uk


I am a part-time PhD student at ScHARR (under the supervision of Professor Aki Tsuchiya and Dr Allan Wailoo), and a health economist at the Office of Health Economics, a research and consultancy organisation based in London.

My PhD research examines whether a policy of giving higher priority to life-extending end of life treatments than to other types of treatments is consistent with the preferences of the general public.

Research interests

My research interests are:
• Measurement and valuation of health
• Empirical ethics
• Economics of end of life care

Key publications

• Krabbe, P.F., Devlin, N.J., Stolk, E. A., Shah, K.K., Oppe, M., van Hout, B., Quik, E.H., Pickard, A.S. and Xie, F. (2014) Multinational Evidence of the Applicability and Robustness of Discrete Choice Modeling for Deriving EQ-5D-5L Health-State Values. Medical Care. DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000178
• Shah, K.K., Tsuchiya, A. and Wailoo, A.J. (2014) Valuing health at the end of life: An empirical study of public preferences. European Journal of Health Economics. 15(4), 389-399.
• Shah, K.K., Cookson, R., Culyer, A. and Littlejohns, P. (2013) NICE's social value judgements (SVJ) about equity in health and health care. Health Economics, Policy and Law. 8(2), 145-165.
• Shah, K.K., Lloyd, A., Oppe, M. and Devlin, N.J. (2013) One-to-one versus group setting for conducting computer-assisted TTO studies: Finding from pilot studies in England and the Netherlands. European Journal of Health Economics. 14(1Suppl), 66-73.
• Shah, K.K., Mestre-Ferrandiz, J., Towse, A. and Smyth, E.H. (2013) A review of health technology appraisals: Case studies in oncology. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care. 29(1), 101-109.
• Appleby, J., Poteliakhoff, E., Shah, K. and Devlin, N. (2013) Using patient-reported outcome measures to estimate cost-effectiveness of hip replacements in English hospitals. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. 106(8), 323-331.
• Devlin, N., Buckingham, K., Shah, K.K., Tsuchiya, A., Tilling, C., Wilkinson, G. and van Hout, B. (2013) A comparison of alternative variants of the lead and lag time TTO. Health Economics. 22(5), 517-532.
• Shah, K., Praet, C., Devlin, N., Sussex, J., Appleby, J. and Parkin, D. (2012) Is the aim of the English health care system to maximize QALYs? Journal of Health Services Research and Policy. 17, 157-164.
• Garau, M., Shah, K.K., Mason, A.R., Wang, Q., Towse, A. and Drummond, M.F. (2011) Using QALYs in cancer: a review of the methodological limitations. Pharmacoeconomics. 29, 673-685.
• Shah, K.K. (2009) Severity of illness and priority setting in health care: a review of the literature. Health Policy. 93, 77-84.


• Professor Aki Tsuchiya
• Professor Allan Wailoo

Quick links

• Office of Health Economics: www.ohe.org