Harry Hill

BSc, MSc, PhD (Sheffield)

Population Health, School of Medicine and Population Health

Senior Research Fellow

Harry Hill
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Harry Hill
Population Health, School of Medicine and Population Health
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
S1 4DA

I am a Senior Health Economist specialising in decision modelling and economic evaluation.  I joined the School of Medicine and Population Health in October 2017 as a Research Fellow in Health Economics. I work within the Policy Research Unit in Economic Methods of Evaluation in Health and Care Interventions (EEPRU).

Following the completion of my PhD in health economics at the University of Sheffield in 2012, I worked as a health economist at both the University of Newcastle and the University of Manchester Division of Dentistry. 

My work focuses on developing decision models in the areas of breast cancer screening and kidney failure. Notably, my research on breast cancer screening has played a pivotal role in influencing policy discussions between the National Screening Committee and the Department of Health and Social Care regarding the potential future reorganisation of the England Breast Cancer Screening Programme.

Currently, I serve as the Principal Investigator on an EEPRU project that assesses the health-economic impact of incorporating artificial intelligence for breast cancer detection within the Breast Cancer Screening Programme. I also work in clinical trials and often collaborate with Sheffield Clinical Trials Research Unit. Recently completed and ongoing trials:

  • Intensive therapy for moderate established rheumatoid arthritis (TITRATE trial, completed 2021), 
  • Robot-assisted radical cystectomy vs open radical cystectomy for patients with bladder cancer (iROC trial, completed 2023)
  • Pre-implantation trial of histopathology in renal transplant allografts (PITHIA trial, completed 2024). 
  • Delivering effective non-invasive ventilation in motor neuron disease using intensive remote support (DENIM trial, started 2024)
  • Early parenteral nutrition vs standard nutritional care following emergency laparotomy. (TONIC trial, started 2024)
Research interests
  • Decision modelling for health economic evaluations
  • Trials-based health economic evaluations
  • Applied microeconometrics, particularly quasi-experimental research
  • Incorporating equity concerns in cost-effectiveness analyses

Journal articles


  • 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
  • Hill H, Kearns B, Duffy S, Pashayan N, Sasieni P, Offman J & Hill J (2022) Estimating the cost-effectiveness of risk stratified breast cancer screening 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
  • Harnan S, Kearns B, Scope A, Schmitt1 L, Jankovic1 D, Hamilton J, Wong R, Srivastava T, Hill H, Chang Ku C , Ren K et al (2021) Final report for the technology evaluation of ceftazidime with avibactam for treating severe aerobic Gram-negative bacterial infections. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hill J, Breeze P, Chrysanthou G, Bell H & Brennan A (2019) Summary report of the Health and Labour Outcomes (HaLO) Tool 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
  • Bambra C, Munford L, Heather B, Wilding A, Robinson T, Holland P, Barr B, Hill J, Regan M, Rice N & Sutton M (2018) Health for Wealth: Building a Healthier Northern Powerhouse for UK Productivity RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hill J, Sechel C, Mukuria C, Brennan A, Roberts J & Bryan M (2018) A feasibility study for building a health and work model. Report prepared for Public Health England RIS download Bibtex download
  • Pennington B & Hill J (2018) Key issues and evidence sources in id885. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Goldthorpe JG, Walsh TW, Tickle MT, Birch SB, Hill JH, Sanders CS, Coulthard PC & Pretty IP (2017) An evaluation of an eReferral Management & Triage System for Minor Oral Surgery referrals from primary care dentists RIS download Bibtex download
Teaching interests

I am an active supervisor and am interested in supervising research students in the areas of decision modelling for health economic evaluations and cost-effectiveness in clinical trials.

I supervise two PhD students: Asghar Meerza and George Tarun.

I teach on the module "Valuing the Benefits of Health Care" in the MSc Health Economics and Decision Modelling (HEDM) course. I also provide dissertation supervision to HEDM students.

Professional activities and memberships

I am a member of the Yorkshire and North East Regional Advisory Committee for the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit Programme.

I serve as an advocate for neurodivergent individuals within the faculty which includes persons with conditions such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and other developmental or learning disorders. If you are a staff member or student who identifies as being neurodivergent, and have encountered workplace stress or challenges related to your condition, you can share your concerns with me anonymously. I will do my utmost to support and help resolve your issue.

I chair the Health Economics and Econometrics development group within the Division of Population Health.