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Gianluca Fabiano


Senior Researcher in Health Economics

I am a researcher working at the intersection of health and economics. My work aims to inform decisions on health resource allocation that maximise public value. In my research, I like to combine theoretical and applied arguments to emphasize the multidimensional aspect of health and its economic consequences.

What is the economic impact of diseases and which treatments provide the most value for money?
How can healthcare data be used to make informed decisions and achieve more effective, personalised, and equitable health outcomes?
To what extent do the interests of the public and private sectors align with patients and societal needs?

To answer these questions, I develop decision analytic models to estimate the costs and clinical effectiveness of both existing and new interventions across a wide range of treatments and diseases, with a keen interest in musculoskeletal conditions.

My work involves using real-world data that is routinely collected from observational datasets like CPRD, HES, or patient registries. Additionally, I work with health data mapped to the OMOP Common Data Model developed by OHDSI, enabling distributed network analyses across multiple national and international datasets. Alongside my research, I teach at the taught MSc in Musculoskeletal Sciences in the Department, and I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

I began my career as a researcher in Italy, where I studied Political and Public Economics. During my time as an exchange student in Spain, I became interested in Health Economics. This led me to pursue an MRes and a PhD in Health Economics in the UK. I am a traveller driven by intellectual curiosity, and I am keen to learn from the views of colleagues and students from different fields and cultures and to apply their perspectives in both research and life.