Dr Anju Devianee Keetharuth BA, MA, MBA, PhD (Sheffield)


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

Office: 208
West Court
Mappin Street
S1 4DP

Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 0884(+44) (0)114 222 0884
Fax: (+44) (0)114 222 0749

E-mail: d.keetharuth@sheffield.ac.uk

ORCiD: 0000-0001-8889-6806


I joined HEDS as a health economist in November 2010. After my doctorate in development economics, I worked as a trade policy adviser at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade in Fiji (Overseas Development Institute Fellow). I then worked as an Economic Affairs Officer researching foreign direct investment at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). I have also been teaching economics at the University of Sheffield. Prior to joining HEDS, I was employed as an Economic Adviser at the Department of Health in the Choice Analysis and Patient Reported Outcomes Measures (PROMs) team.

Teaching interests

I deliver lectures and tutorials on the MSc Health Economics and Decision Modelling. I am the module leader  for  HAR 694: Valuing the Benefits of Health Care. I also supervise MSc dissertation projects. I am the course director for the short courses in Psychometrics.

Research interests

My research interests include outcome measurement,  psychometrics, economic evaluation and current health policy analysis including PROMs. I am also interested in economic evaluation of mental health policies and community services.

Current projects

Policy Research Unit in Economic Evaluation of Health and Care Interventions (EEPRU)

CI: John Brazier. (Funding body: DoH; 2011/18)

  • Recovering Quality of Life (ReQoL): Development of a brief generic measure for use with mental health populations. Click here for more details.

Efficiency, cost and quality of mental healthcare provision (EMHeP)

CI: Rowena Jacobs, University of York Funding body: Health Foundation. For more details, click here


Placement Fellowship financed by ESRC/MRC/CLAHRC/NIHR. During this placement (February - August 2013), I was based at the Sheffield Health and Social Care Trust working on the use of PROMs in clinical and managerial decision-making. A copy of my end of award report can be found here

Extended list of publications

Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

  • Brazier J, Keetharuth A, Connell J, Barkham M, Carlton J, Ricketts T & Taylor-Buck L (2016) Constructing Classification System For A New Qaly Measure In Mental Health: Recovering Quality Of Life (Reqol). Value in Health, Vol. 19(3) (pp A190-A190) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Rowen D, Brazier JE, Keetharuth A, Tsuchiya A, Robinson A & Mukuria C (2014) Comparison of an online survey and face-to-face interviews for eliciting societal preferences. QUALITY OF LIFE RESEARCH, Vol. 23 (pp 49-49) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Keetharuth A, Brazier J, Gibbons E, Ricketts T, Khan M, Connell J & Barkham M (2014) PROMs in Secondary Mental Health Services in the UK: a Feasibility Study and Lessons Learnt. JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH POLICY AND ECONOMICS, Vol. 17 (pp S10-S10) RIS download Bibtex download