Professor Allan Wailoo

BSc, MA, MSc, PhD

Population Health, School of Medicine and Population Health

Professor of Health Economics

Director of NICE Decision Support Unit [DSU]

Co-Director of the Policy Research Unit in Economic Methods of Evaluation in Health and Care Interventions [EEPRU]

Allan Wailoo
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Professor Allan Wailoo
Population Health, School of Medicine and Population Health
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
S1 4DA

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, Co-Director of the Policy Research Unit in Economic Methods of Evaluation in Health & Care Interventions 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

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Conference proceedings papers


  • Keetharuth A, Wong R, Hill J, Rowen D & Wailoo A (2023) Health related quality of life in economic evaluations in dementia: state of play and reflections RIS download Bibtex download
  • Donna R, Brazier J, Hill H, Keetharuth A, Mukuria C, Peasgood T, Wailoo A, Wong R & Hill J (2022) Scoping, assessing feasibility, preliminary research and prioritising projects for the outcome measurement and valuation RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hill H, Rowen D, Keetharuth A, Wailoo A & Hill J (2022) A literature review of methods to measure and value benefits in cost-effectiveness analyses of interventions for patients with either a short life expectancy or receiving palliative care’ RIS download Bibtex download
  • Rowen D, Mukuria C, Powell P, Wong R & Wailoo A (2021) Valuing child health: Exploring the use of a mixed sample of adolescents and adults to value child and adolescent health states RIS download Bibtex download
  • Rowen D, Brazier J, Wong R & Wailoo A (2020) Measuring and valuing health-related quality of life when sufficient EQ-5D data is not available RIS download Bibtex download
  • Rowen D, Keetharuth D, Poku E, Wailoo A, Wong R, Pennington R & Brazier J (2019) A review of the psychometric performance of paediatric preference-based measures used to generate utility values for children RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hill JH, Rowen D, Pennington R, Wailoo A & Wong R (2019) A review of the methods used to generate utility values in NICE technology appraisals for paediatrics RIS download Bibtex download

Scholarly editions

  • Hernández-Alava M, Sampson C & Wailoo A (2013) Happy and healthy: a joint model of health and life satisfaction. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Claxton K, Eggington S, Ginnelly L, Griffin S, McCabe C, Philips Z, Tappenden P & Wailoo A A Pilot Study of Value of Information Analysis to Support Research Recommendations for the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Anand P & Wailoo A Utilities vs. Rights to Publicly Provided Goods: Arguments and Evidence from Health-Care Rationing. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Shields M & Wailoo A Unhappiness and Involuntary Unemployment: The Case of Ethnic Minority Men in Britain. RIS download Bibtex download


  • Poku E, Rathbone J, Hock E, Essat M, Wong R, Pandor A & Wailoo A (2013) Safety of intravitreal bevacizumab as a monotherapy in ophthalmic conditions: systematic review. Health Technology Assessment International. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ara R & Wailoo A A review of methods used to estimate mean preference-based utilities for comorbidities using published summary statistics. RIS download Bibtex download
  • ALAVA MH & Wailoo A Estimating EQ-5D health states values for Rheumatoid Arthritis patients: a limited dependent variable, mixture modelling approach (2012). RIS download Bibtex download


Teaching activities

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 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 and memberships