Dr Tracey Young BSc (UEA), MSc (Southampton), PhD (Brunel), CStat, CSci


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

Office: 208
West Court
Mappin Street
S1 4DP

Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 0837
Fax: (+44) (0)114 2220749

E-mail: t.a.young@sheffield.ac.uk

ORCiD: 0000-0001-8467-0471


I joined ScHARR in April 2004 and work as a health economist in HEDS. My work in ScHARR has included developing methodology for deriving condition-specific preference based measures from existing quality of life instruments. I am also involved in a number of economic evaluations alongside clinical trials.

Research interests

My research interests are:

  • Methods for measuring uncertainty in economic evaluations
  • Methods for developing preference-based measures from existing QOL measures
  • Economic evaluations alongside clinical trials
  • Censored costs
  • Mapping

Teaching interests

My teaching interests lie in statistical issues in Economic Evaluations, Medical Statistics and Evidence Synthesis and Methods for Developing Preference-Based Measures.

I am leader of the White Rose Network of studentships looking at economics across sectors. I am interested in supervising Research Students in topics/areas such as methodological issues in economic evaluations and methodology for developing preference-based patient reported outcome measures.

My teaching interests are:

  • Deputy Director of HEDS Teaching Fuctional Working Group
  • Health Economics
  • QALYs, Utilities and outcome measures
  • Medical Statistics

Current activities

  • Acting lead for the Health Economics and outcome measurement (HEOM) theme for CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber
  • Health Economist on the services for Juvenile Huntington's disease project.
  • Health Economist on the Standard or Palliative Care In Advanced Lung Cancer (SPECIAL) Study
  • Modelling the cost-effectiveness of Regional Trauma Networks
  • Developing and testing methods for deriving preference-based measures of health from condition specific measures (and other patient based measures of outcome)

Professional activities

  • Health Economic advisor for NIHR Yorkshire and Humber RDS
  • Member of NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research Sub Panel
  • Member of the Editorial Board for BMC Health Services Research

Extended List of Publications

Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

  • Young TA, Brazier JE, Rowen D, Tsuchiya A & Yang Y (2012) The impact of adding a generic dimension to a condition-specific preference-based measure. QUALITY OF LIFE RESEARCH, Vol. 20 (pp 10-10) RIS download Bibtex download