Laura Heathcote

BA (Hons), MPH, MSc

Population Health, School of Medicine and Population Health

Research Associate
+44 114 222 991

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

I joined HEDS in September 2018 as a Research Assistant whilst completing my MSc in Health Economics and Decision Modelling within the department. Prior to this, I studied Medicine at the University of Oxford, before completing my Master of Public Health degree at the University of Nottingham.

Research interests

I work on public health modelling projects on a range of non-communicable diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Since joining ScHARR, I have been involved in the following projects:

  • Modelling the return on investment of the NHS Diabetes Prevention programme using an adaptation of the School for Public Health Research Diabetes Prevention Model.
  • An alongside-trial economic evaluation and a modelling study for the Health Technology Assessment of the PROPELS randomised control trial, which aimed to reduce the risk of diabetes by increasing physical activity.
  • Estimating the maximum justifiable cost of a personalised prevention plan for CVD for the CoroPrevention randomised control trial.
  • Systematic review of the cost-effectiveness of transcatheter aortic valve implantation.

I am currently involved in consultancy projects relating to bowel and prostate cancer.

Teaching activities

I teach on the Advanced Simulation module (HAR627) on the MSc HEDM course, and two modules on Phase 1 MBChB: Study Design and Evidence Synthesis and Communicating Health Information.