HEU Professor Nancy Devlin appointed chair of the Board, EuroQol Research Foundation

Professor Nancy Devlin has been elected to chair the Board of the EuroQol Research Foundation. The EuroQol Group is a European-based worldwide network of researchers which developed the EQ-5D set of questionnaires, which are used to measure patients’ self-reported health. The EQ-5D is used in clinical trials, population health surveys and routine outcomes measurement and is the instrument most commonly recommended for use by health technology appraisal bodies internationally. The EuroQol Research Foundation is a not for profit organisation which serves the public interest by supporting, instigating and performing scientific research on measuring and valuing health, in keeping with its vision and mission. Revenue from commercial licenses to use its questionnaires is used to support non-commercial users and to fund research. The Foundation has become a major research funder of research on health related quality of life, spending >6 euros million annually on R&D.