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Anita Patel is Director of Health Economics Consulting at UEA, a small independent consultancy providing health economics support to a range of public/private/third sector organisations.

She is an applied health economist with 29 years of experience of designing, directing and delivering research using a variety of research methodologies. She has track records in evaluating complex interventions for complex health conditions, most notably in the areas of mental illness and stroke - published outputs in these areas are cited in national and international clinical guidelines and policy documents. 

Working with numerous multidisciplinary teams, Anita has gained >£50 million of competitive funding from major national research funders and has published over a hundred peer-reviewed papers and over fifty other research outputs (details for which are available on her ResearchGate and Google Scholar profiles). She peer-reviews for national and international funders and journals, and contributes technical expertise to various national and international external committees, expert groups and steering groups.

Previously, Anita worked as an independent health economics research consultant and held posts as an academic health economist at King’s College London where she co-led a health economics team and at Queen Mary University of London where, as Professor of Health Economics, she created a new health economics research group; she remains an Honorary Professor at Queen Mary. Anita also holds a position at Ipsos, as Director for Health Economics & Evaluation.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities