Following another successful 'Using Discrete Choice Experiments in Health Economics Course' in Aberdeen from 19-21 September, we were delighted that three of the participants stayed on in Aberdeen to spend time in HERU.
Helena Moreira is visiting for three months between September and December. Helena is a pharmacist by training, studying for a MSc in Health Evidence and Decision at the University of Porto in Portugal through the Erasmus+ Placement programme. While at HERU she will work with Mandy Ryan and Michael Abbott on a project developing a DCE to understand consultant’s treatment decisions regarding patients with type 2 diabetes.
Also visiting for three months is Yitna Gebreab. Yitna is an Economics PhD student at the University of Aberdeen. He is co-supervised by HERU's Verity Watson and is using a DCE to look at preferences of farmers for land use restoration options on their farmland in Ethiopia.
Panos Sarigiovannis visited for one week following the DCE course. He is an NIHR Clinical Doctoral Fellow, a physiotherapist by training, and based at Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Panos is using a DCE as part of a mixed methods study to look at preferences of patients when seen by physiotherapist assistants or support workers in the hospital setting. Yanos also gave a great presentation of his research to the HERU Stated Preference Seminar Group while in HERU.
We hope that the visits prove useful and that Helena, Yitna and Panos enjoy their time with HERU.