Welcome to HERU

HERU and HSRU have been awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. We have been awarded the prize for our sustained research excellence.  

Queen's Prize Award

HERU Director, Professor Mandy Ryan, and HSRU (Health Services Research Unit) Director, Professor Craig Ramsay at the  Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education prize-giving ceremony at Buckingham Palace in February 2018.


 Health Economics Research Unit

We are a leading health economics research centre, with a reputation for delivering applied and methodological work of the highest quality across a broad range of policy-relevant fields including technology assessment, workforce, person-centred care and public health.

Our research has informed health policy in Scotland, the UK and internationally. Our capacity building activities have contributed to the training of health economists in academia, the NHS and Government.

Our methodological developments have ensured that our research and policy contributions are underpinned by theoretical rigour. All our activities contribute to improving the health and well-being of the population of Scotland and beyond.

I hope you enjoy finding out more about HERU.

Professor Mandy Ryan, HERU Director.

Professor Mandy Ryan


HERU is Supported by the Chief Scientist Office (CSO) and the University of Aberdeen and is part of the Institute of Applied Health Sciences (IAHS).

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