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


The University of Sheffield
Regent Court, 30 Regent Street
Sheffield, S1 4DA

Office: 113 
West Court
Mappin Street
S1 4DP

Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 0788
Fax: (+44) (0)114 222 0749


ORCiD: 0000-0002-7920-1707

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

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.

PhD Supervision

Current Projects

I am currently working on the following 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

Extended List of Publications

Journal articles