Mr Michael Abbott
Michael started working as a Research Assistant at the Health Economics Research Unit (HERU) in 2019. He graduated from the University of St Andrews in 2018 with a joint MA (Hons) in Economics and Spanish, and completed an MSc in Health Economics from the University of York in 2019. At HERU, he is currently working on a project assessing the cost effectiveness of whole genome sequencing for the diagnosis of rare conditions in Scotland.
Michael has also recently developed the project into a PhD, supervised by Mandy Ryan and Rodolfo Hernández. His PhD aims to elicit patient preferences for genomic medicine using a discrete choice experiment to measure and value the broad range of health and non-health outcomes which patients with rare conditions value.