Donna Rowen BA, MSc, PhD (Sheffield)

Tel: 0114 222 0728
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ORCiD: 0000-0003-3018-5109


I joined HEDS as a health economist in September 2006. Prior to joining HEDS I worked as a teaching assistant in Economics at the University of Sheffield whilst undertaking a PhD in Economics.

Research interests

My research interests are:

  • Measuring and valuing health and quality of life
  • Modelling preference data
  • Methodology of developing preference-based measures of health from existing measures
  • Mapping between measures to generate utility values
  • Measuring and valuing child health

Teaching interests

My teaching interests lie in health economics, in particular QALYs, utilities and outcome measurement.

I am interested in supervising research students in topics/areas related to measuring and valuing health, in particular deriving, estimating and using utility data for health technology assessment.

Professional activities

I am a member of EEPRU, the Department of Health Policy Research Unit in the Economic Methods of Evaluation of Health and Care Interventions. I am also on the editorial board for Medical Decision Making.

Since joining ScHARR I have worked on a variety of projects including an MRC-NIHR Methodology Programme project on developing and testing methods for deriving condition-specific measures of health from existing condition-specific measures to estimate QALYs. I have also undertaken NICE DSU technical support documents for estimating utilities focussing on mapping and alternative measures to EQ-5D. I have also estimated societal values for burden of illness and end of life as part of EEPRU.

Current projects

I am currently working on a project to elicit preferences around the aspects of quality of mental healthcare from mental healthcare service users, mental healthcare professionals and members of the general population.

Key publications

Extended list of publications

Journal articles