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Miranda Mugford


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Personal profile

External Activities

  • Joint convenor (former Chair), Campbell and Cochrane Collaboration Economics Methods Group 2003-
  • Member, College of Experts, NCCRCD, Department of Health 2005-
  • Chair, Steering Group, UEA/NHS Health Economics Support Programme 1999-2010
  • (Chair) Advisory committee for NHS economic evaluations database, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York 2000-2010


Economics in health care decisions; economics and allergies (food and asthma).


Professional Qualifications and professional memberships
BA Hons Economics, University of Stirling, 1972
D Phil Health Economics, University of Oxford, 1996
Co convenor, Campbell and Cochrane Economics Methods Group

Research interests

Economist and health services researcher with special interest in methods used in economic evaluations, including economics of informal care in chronic illness

Recent grants for which I am lead or co-applicant

EuroPrevall. The Prevalence, Cost and Basis of Food Allergy across Europe, Workpackage 4.3, Economics of food allergy 01/06/2005-31/05/2009, £265,759, CEC (Framework 6).

Career summary 

2010-date  Professor Emeritus, Health Economics, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia
2010-date  Honorary Associate, Health Economics Consulting, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia
1999-2010  Professor in Health Economics in the School of Medicine Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia

1997-1999  Senior Lecturer in Health Services Research, School of Health Policy and Practice, at the University of East Anglia

1982-1996  Core Economist, National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU), University of Oxford

1980-1982  Research Assistant, National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU), University of Oxford

1977-1978  Lecturer in Business Studies, Newbury College

1973-1974  Research Associate in economics and finance at the University of Stirling

Key Research Interests and Expertise

Collaborative international, national and local research with many colleagues, on a range of health and social policy topics.

Selected publications

Martin, A, Jones, A, Mugford, M, Shemilt, I, Hancock, R and Wittenberg, R (2011) Methods used to identify and measure resource use in economic evaluations: a systematic review of questionnaires for older people. Health Economics (Epub ahead of print). n/a-n/a. ISSN 10579230

Price, D, Musgrave, S, Shepstone, L, Hillier, E, Sims, E, Gilbert, R, Juniper, E, Ayres, J, Kemp, L, Blyth, A, Wilson, E, Wolfe, S, Freeman, D, Mugford, M, Murdoch, J and Harvey, I (2011) Leukotriene antagonists as first-line or add-on asthma controller therapy. The New England Journal of Medicine, 364 (18). pp. 1695-1707. ISSN 0028-4793

Shemilt, I, Mugford, M, Vale, L, Marsh, K, Donaldson, C and Drummond, M (2010) Evidence synthesis, economics and public policy. Research Synthesis Methods, 1 (2). pp. 126-135.

Fox, M, Voordouw, J, Mugford, M, Cornelisse-Vermaat, J, Antonides, G and Frewer, L (2009) Social and economic costs of food allergies in Europe: development of a questionnaire to measure costs and health utility. Journal of Health Service Research, 44 (5.1). pp. 1662-1678.

Shemilt, I, Mugford, M, Vale, L, Marsh, K and Donaldson, C Evidence-Based Decisions and Economics: Healthcare, social welfare, education and criminal justice. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell 2008.

Teaching Interests

My main teaching interests are in developing interdisciplinary thinking at all levels to incorporate economics dimensions, and to develop high level capacity to research and understand research in the field of economics and health.
My main teaching activities are:

Ad hoc workshops in health economics for professional and research groups