Photograph of Simon McNamaraSimon McNamara, BSc, MSc, MSc

School of Health and Related Research
Regent Court
30 Regent Street
Sheffield S1 4DA

ScHARR section: Public Health



I am a PhD student at ScHARR, supervised by Professor Aki Tsuchiya, and Dr. John Holmes. My work is primarily focused on inequalities in health, and, in particular, the way in which inequalities are captured within economic evaluation in health.

I am a member of the ScHARR Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Centre in Public Health, Economics and Decision Analysis. Prior to joining Sheffield, I spent six years working as a Health Economist within the pharmaceutical industry. I hold an MSc in Behavioural Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science, an MSc in Health Economics from the University of York, and a BSc in Economics from the University of York.

Research Interests

My primary research interests are:

- Equity/efficiency trade-offs in economic evaluation

- The valuation of subjective well-being

- The role of emotion in choice experiments


McNamara S., Holmes J., Stevely A., Tsuchiya A. (2019). How averse are the UK general-public to
inequalities in health between socioeconomic groups? A systematic review.
The European Journal of
Health Economics.

Teaching Interests

I am a tutor on the MPH module “Economic Evaluation and Health Care Financing”


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