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Senior Lecturer in Health Economics

Requisition ID:  13381

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  28-Apr-2022


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.


Salary: £51,799 - £69,275 per annum


Closing Date: 25 May 2022


The Role 


We would like to appoint an enthusiastic Senior Lecturer to lead and develop further, research and teaching in Health Economics. As part of this role you will be expected to contribute to curriculum development and the wider academic, scholarly and professional requirements of the Health Economics Group, Institute and the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University.  


You will be expected to maintain a strong personal portfolio of research, assist in further developing health economics as part of the Health Economics Group in the Population Health Sciences Institute. You will develop an effective strategy for attracting research funding from major national research funders (e.g. National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), ESRC, Wellcome Trust, MRC) to enhance a vibrant research group of post-doctoral and PhD researchers and will engage with and support the research agendas of our regional, national and international collaborations, including the NIHR Health Policy Research Unit in Behaviour Science and the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration for the North East and North Cumbria.


The Population Health Sciences Institute is committed to supporting equality, diversity and inclusion for all staff and students.  Applications for part time/flexible working are welcome; please state your desired working arrangements in your application.


This post is full time and open ended.


Any questions should be directed to  Professor Luke Vale via email (


Key Accountabilities

  • To develop the research agenda around the development and application of methods of economic evaluation in health or preference elicitation
  • To contribute to the academic leadership of the health economics group
  • To develop and lead research within agreed timelines, meeting project milestones and to an appropriate standard
  • To develop collaborative links with other researchers working in preference elicitation or economic evaluation, nationally and internationally
  • To lead the development of research proposals and funding bids for prestigious funders (e.g. NIHR, MRC, ESRC), and be successful in obtaining funding
  • To lead and contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and assessment; supervise undergraduate and Masters dissertations and postgraduate research students  
  • Plan and lead high quality research, project managing the research activity, supervising and taking responsibility for the research team.  Plan the research to be undertaken, as a self-contained item or as part of a broader programme.
  • To monitor workload and supervise colleagues who may be working on several projects
  • To consistently publish in 3 and 4 * rated peer reviewed journals
  • To present findings at conferences nationally and internationally
  • To develop short courses covering relevant to area of expertise 
  • To undertake teaching of aspects of health economics on the Population Health Sciences Institute’s postgraduate courses 
  • To carry out administrative tasks and other duties to support the Population Health Sciences Institute as required by the Dean of the Population Health Sciences Institute


The Person 


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Established reputation in health economics with experience in one or both of the following areas: development and application of methods of economic evaluation in health or preference elicitation.
  • Knowledge of the core methodological competencies of health economics 
  • A demonstrated ability to undertake independent research and to work as part of a research project team 
  • Demonstrable capacity to work in a range of education settings and situations
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and protect research/personal data according to protocols and principles of good research practice 
  • Ability to command the respect of established professionals from a range of disciplines and specialties 
  • Significant experience of preparing research proposals for submission to competitive funding organisations (e.g. NIHR, research councils) as PI and/or in collaboration with others (as co-investigator)
  • Able to manage as well as develop a portfolio of high-quality research.
  • A substantial track record of publication in leading national and international peer reviewed journals 
  • Supervisory experience of early career researchers
  • Evidence of carrying out research within agreed timelines, meeting project milestones and producing research to an appropriate standard 
  • Experience of presenting findings at national and international conferences
  • Knowledge, ability, and expertise to lead and contribute to the delivery of undergraduate and post graduate teaching within the Institute and Faculty
  • Experience of designing, co-ordinating and leading modules or courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • Experience of supervising student research projects in the area at both undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • Attributes and Behaviours
  • Role model of the University values and guiding principles
  • Ability to prioritise key tasks
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Works in partnership with others and has exceptional interpersonal and collaboration skills
  • Empathetic to the needs of colleagues and of a diverse student body
  • Promotes a culture of mutual respect
  • Willingness and ability to engage in leadership roles within the Institute 



  • A PhD in health economics or a related discipline or equivalent experience
  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) or equivalent qualification for teaching in UK Higher Education 

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.


The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.


We understand how important the full employment package is to our colleagues at Newcastle University and we are committed to providing a great range of benefits and discounts for all.  You can learn more about what is available here on our Benefits Website page.

Requisition ID: 13381