Koonal Kirit Shah, BA (Nottingham), MSc (York), PhD (Sheffield)

Honorary Research Fellow

Koonal ShahE-mail: koonal.k.shah@sheffield.ac.uk

ORCiD: 0000-0002-4927-7858


I am a Principal Economist at the Office of Health Economics, a research organisation and registered charity based in London. My research interests include the measurement and valuation of health, empirical ethics, and the use of social value judgements in health care decision making.

I was appointed Honorary Research Fellow at ScHARR in November 2017, shortly after completing my PhD (under the supervision of Professors Aki Tsuchiya and Allan Wailoo). My PhD research examined the extent of public support for a policy of giving higher priority to life-extending end of life treatments than to other types of treatments.

Key publications

Shah, K., Tsuchiya, A., & Wailoo, A. (2018). Valuing health at the end of life: A review of stated preference studies in the social sciences literature. Social Science & Medicine, 204, 39-50. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.03.010

Devlin, N. J., Shah, K. K., Feng, Y., Mulhern, B., & van Hout, B. (2018). Valuing health-related quality of life: An EQ-5D-5L value set for England. Health Economics, 27, 7-22. doi:10.1002/hec.3564

Shah, K. K. (2017) Is willingness to pay higher for cancer prevention and treatment? Journal of Cancer Policy, 11, 60-64. doi:10.1016/j.jcpo.2016.09.006

Shah, K., Mulhern, B., Longworth, L., & Janssen, M. F. B. (2016). An Empirical Study of Two Alternative Comparators for Use in Time Trade-Off Studies. Value in Health, 19(1), 53-59. doi:10.1016/j.jval.2015.10.012

Shah, K. K., Sussex, J., & Hernandez-Villafuerte, K. (2015). Government and charity funding of cancer research: public preferences and choices. Health Research Policy and Systems, 13(1). doi:10.1186/s12961-015-0027-6

Shah, K. K., Tsuchiya, A., & Wailoo, A. J. (2015). Valuing health at the end of life: A stated preference discrete choice experiment. Social Science & Medicine, 124, 48-56. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.11.022

Shah, K. K., Tsuchiya, A., & Wailoo, A. J. (2014). Valuing health at the end of life: an empirical study of public preferences. The European Journal of Health Economics, 15(4), 389-399. doi:10.1007/s10198-013-0482-3

Shah, K. K., Cookson, R., Culyer, A. J., & Littlejohns, P. (2013). NICE's social value judgements about equity in health and health care. Health Economics, Policy and Law, 8(02), 145-165. doi:10.1017/S1744133112000096

Shah, K., Praet, C., Devlin, N., Sussex, J., Appleby, J., & Parkin, D. (2012). Is the aim of the English health care system to maximize QALYs?. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, 17(3), 157-163. doi:10.1258/JHSRP.2012.011098

Shah, K. K. (2009). Severity of illness and priority setting in healthcare: A review of the literature. Health Policy, 93(2-3), 77-84. doi:10.1016/j.healthpol.2009.08.005