Welcome Dr Tessa Peasgood

Dr Tessa Peasgood has recently joined the Health Economics Unit at the Centre for Health Policy as a Senior Lecturer where she will be coordinating across the health economics/economic evaluation specialisation within the MPH and coordinating the Economic Evaluation 1 and Health Economics 1 subjects. Her teaching interests lie broadly across health economics, welcoming opportunities to show the value of brining an economic approach to considerations of current public health policy.

Tessa’s research interests lie predominantly in measuring and valuing health and wellbeing and the use of utility values within health technology appraisal. She applies both qualitative and quantitative techniques to the development and valuation of patient reported outcome measures. For the last four years she has been one of the lead researchers on an international project to develop a new outcome measure for use in economic evaluation across health and social care (The ‘Extending the QALY’ project funded by the UK’s Medical Research Council and the EuroQol Research Foundation). She continues to be involved in work to value this new measure and test its validity.

Prior to joining the University of Melbourne in February, Tessa was a Senior Research Fellow at the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield where she had worked for 12 years. In addition to a breadth of collaborative health economics research, she taught across three masters programmes, and was a co-director to Wellcome Trust PhD programme in Public Health Economics and Decision Science. Tessa has a PhD in Economics from Imperial College, London.