Saval Khanal


Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I welcome self-funded PhD students to discuss about the potential opportunity around economic evaluation of health, health technology assessment and health service utilisation research.

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Personal profile

Academic Background

PhD (Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics) - University of Queensland, Australia (2016)

MSc (Social and Administrative Pharmacy) - Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia (2011)

B.Pharm - Pokhara University, Nepal (2007)

Areas of Expertise

Health Economics/ Pharmacoeconomics

Evidence Synthesis

Healthcare Service Utilisation

Medicine Use Studies


As a Senior Research Associate for Health Economics Consulting (HEC), I lead, initiate, and share responsibility for HEC’s consultancy and research projects, including serving as a Principal Investigator where necessary. In this capacity, I am responsible for business development activities for HEC, taking a lead role in designing projects and preparing project proposals, undertaking administration relevant to projects, managing, training, mentoring, and supporting other HEC staff, and contributing to and monitoring the quality of research activities and outputs.

Examples of health economics projects that I have been involved in include evaluating the cost-effectiveness of different medical treatments, analysing the impact of health policies on patient outcomes and healthcare spending, and assessing the value of healthcare interventions. Through these projects, I have gained expertise in various analytical techniques, such as cost-effectiveness analysis, budget impact analysis, and patient-reported outcomes analysis.

In addition, I also contribute to the development of HEC’s training program. This has included designing and delivering training sessions on topics such as health economic modeling, data analysis, and health technology assessment.

Overall, my work as a Senior Research Associate for HEC allows me to apply my expertise in health economics to a variety of real-world problems, while also contributing to the development of the field through training and mentoring activities.


Warwick Medical School - University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Research Fellow in Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment
 Jul 2021 - Feb 2023 
Warwick Business School- University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Research Fellow in Behavioural Science and Health Economics
May 2019 - Jun 2021 
Centre for Applied Health Economics, Griffith University, Australia
Research Fellow in Health Economics
May 2017 - Nov 2018

Teaching Interests

Decision Analytic Modelling 

Evidence-Based Practice

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 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

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