Alice Bessey


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

Office: 1011

Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 0814
Fax: (+44) (0)114 222 0749


ORCiD: 0000-0001-7677-0309


I am a Research Associate in health economic modelling. I joined HEDS in May 2011. Prior to that I completed my MSc in Health Economics from the University of York in 2010 and my BA(Hons) in International Development from the University of East Anglia in 2009.

Research interests

My main area of research interest is the cost-effectiveness of screening programmes particularly newborn screening. Projects that I have worked on in this area include:
• The cost-effectiveness of including SCID in the NHS newborn screening programme for the National Screening Committee
• The cost-effectiveness of including X-ALD in the NHS newborn screening programme for Alex The Leukodystrophy Charity
• The cost-effectiveness of expanding the NHS newborn screening programme to include 5 new conditions (GA1, MSUD, HCU, IVA, LCHADD)
I have worked on a number of projects in the area of cervical cancer screening including modelling the impact on workload of the introduction of HPV triage and more recently primary HPV testing for Public Health England.
I have also been involved in a number of NICE appraisals (both health technologies appraisals and diagnostics appraisals) and HTAs.

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