Penny Breeze

Penny Breeze

Research Fellow

HEDS, ScHARR
University of Sheffield
Regent Court, 30 Regent Street
Sheffield, S1 4DA

Office: 2004

Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 5429
Fax: (+44) (0)114 222 0749

Email: p.breeze@sheffield.ac.uk

ORCiD: 0000-0002-4189-8676

Biography

Penny is currently a research fellow in ScHARR within the Health Economics and Decision Modelling Section. Penny has been at ScHARR for over 9 years, first as a PhD student and more recently working as a health economics modeller. Before working in ScHARR Penny was working as a health economics consultant at IMS Health developing cost-effectiveness models for pharmaceutical products. The subject of her thesis was to investigate the use of health economic models to develop drug development programmes for new treatments for systemic lupus erythematosus. Since working at ScHARR Penny has been working on a project funded by the School for Public Health Research (SPHR) to provide a coherent, model based framework for the evaluation of strategies for the prevention of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This model has been adapted to include dementia and other risk factors for cardiovascular disease and future adaptation will enable detailed modelling of dietary and behavioural risk factors for obesity, hypertension and diabetes. Penny's research interests are in methods for longitudinal data analysis for use in decision-analytic modelling. Specifically in complex public health decision problems.

Penny is currently supervising two PhD students, Sarah Bates and Colette Kearney, from the Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Programme.

Extended List of Publications

Journal articles