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Miranda Mugford


Personal profile

Areas of Expertise

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

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

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 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions