Dr Robert Smith

Population Health, School of Medicine and Population Health

Research Associate

Robert Smith
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Dr Robert Smith
Population Health, School of Medicine and Population Health
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
S1 4DA

**Wellcome Funded Post Doctoral Researcher**

Robert is a Health Economist specializing in the application of methods from data-science to health economic evaluation in public health and Health Technology Assessment. Having worked through the pandemic at the UK Health Security Agency, Rob returned to a part time research position at ScHARR alongside consulting work. All of Rob's research is published open-access.


PhD, MSc

Research interests

Application of methods from data science to the economic evaluation of healthcare and population health interventions, with a specific interest in modelling non-communicable diseases. A list of slides and talks can be found here: https://github.com/RobertASmith/talks


Wellcome Transition Fund

Teaching activities

Robert teaches short courses on the use of R for health economic evaluation, collaboration using GitHub and the development of automated reporting and web-based user-interfaces. He has previously taught MSc modules on Advanced Simulation Methods and Medical Statistics at ScHARR.

Professional activities and memberships
  • Expert Advisor to the WHO's Health Economic Assessment Tool for walking and cycling.
  • Scientific Committee for R-HTA.
  • Reviewer for several highly reputable journals.