Professor Marjon van der Pol

Chair in Health Economics

Professor Marjon van der Pol

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Biography

Marjon is the Depute Director of HERU. She joined HERU as a Senior Research Fellow in May 2004. She holds a MA in Business Economics from the University of Nijmegen (Netherlands) and a PhD in Economics from the University of Aberdeen. She worked in HERU from 1995 to 2001 as a Research Fellow and at the University of Calgary (Canada) from 2002 to 2004 as Assistant Professor. Marjon is also an honorary Professor at the Behavioural Science Centre at the University of Stirling.

Marjon's main research interest is in the relationship between time and risk preferences and health (behaviours). Current research focuses on the role of time preferences in the education-health relationship, the role of time preference in the intergenerational transfer of health behaviours and whether differences in time and risk preferences can help explain the Glasgow effect. Marjon also conducts research into the cost-effectiveness of health interventions. Research focuses on interventions that have an important behavioural component including smoking cessation, dental care and self-management of chronic conditions.

Marjon is also the director of teaching in HERU and the course coordinator of the health economics option on the Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics.

 

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