Professor Allan Wailoo BSc, MA, MSc, PhD

Professor of Health Economics & Director of NICE Decision Support UnitAllan1

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

Office: 1023

Tel:(+44) (0)114 222 0729
Fax:(+44) (0)114 222 0749


ORCiD: 0000-0002-9324-1617


I joined ScHARR in 2000 having previously worked at the University of Leicester and was awarded a Personal Chair in 2012. I am Director of the NICE Decision Support Unit and a member of the Research Design Service for Yorkshire and the Humber. I have Masters and PhD degrees in Economics and recently completed a Masters in Probability and Statistics at the University of Sheffield.

Research interests

  • Economic evaluation including alongside clinical trials and decision modelling
  • Analysis of patient level data, particularly around health utilities
  • Social values and decision making, including equity and procedural preferences

Teaching interests

I lead the "Health Economics" module for the MSc Health Economics and Decision Modelling and teach on various other modules of the same course.

I am a supervisor to the following PhD students; Chris Skedgel, Koonal Shah, Armando Vargas-Palacios. I am interested in supervising research students in a broad range of topics around economic evaluation, but particularly in relation to statistical methods and decision modelling.

Professional activities

Extended list of publications

Journal articles