Professor Claire Hulme adds to Exeter's Health Economics expertise

Professor adds to Health Economics expertise at Exeter

A professor who specialises in clinical trials further bolsters Exeter’s contributions to improving public healthcare.

Professor Claire Hulme has joined the University of Exeter Medical School from the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences where she was Head of the Academic Unit of Health Economics. A Professor of Health Economics, her interests are largely related to complex interventions.

Professor Hulme said: “I am really looking forward to joining the Health Economics Group at such an exciting time – the expansion of the Medical School offers so many opportunities with Health Economics at the core of health services research.”

Her current research projects include: a trial evaluation to determine the clinical and cost effectiveness of a home-based exercise intervention as Extended Rehabilitation for older people with frailty; a systematic review of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of digital supportive interventions for people with incurable cancer; personalised care planning to improve quality of life for older people with frailty.

Professor Clive Ballard, Dean and Executive Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Exeter Medical School, said: “We are delighted to welcome Claire to our school. Exeter conducts high quality research and provides excellent education to advance the use of Health Economics and clinical trials to improve public health. Claire’s expertise will surely benefit our established team of researchers.”

Date: 24 September 2018

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