Chair in Health Economics
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 risk preferences in GP migration, the role of time preference in the intergenerational transfer of health behaviours, robustness of time preference measurement and developing health behaviour interventions that draw on the concept of time preference. Marjon also has an interest in the use financial incentives in health behaviours and conducts research into the cost-effectiveness of health interventions. Research focuses on interventions that have an important behavioural component including weight loss, 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.