Dr Patricia Norwood

Dr Patricia Norwood
Dr Patricia Norwood
Dr Patricia Norwood

Advanced Research Fellow




Patrícia Norwood holds a honours degree and a master in Economics and a PhD in Health Economics. Patrícia is currently an Advanced Research Fellow in HERU and works mainly on projects within the Health Behaviour theme. Current research interests focus on use of economics in health improvement and the undertaking of microeconometric analysis of interventions to reduce health inequalities, particularly relating to the impact of individual lifestyle choices such as diet on health outcomes. 




Watkin, David “Understanding the determinants of environmental costs associated with attending dental appointments: a secondary data analysis from the IQuaD study“, MSc Public Health, University of Aberdeen

Mosallam, Rasha “A systematic review on inequalities in utilization of maternal health services in middle- and low-income countries”, MSc Health Economics for Health Professionals, University of Aberdeen


Al Halaseh, Hind “Drivers of Health Expenditure in Jordan: Evidence from National Health Accounts and Econometric Analysis”, MSc Health Economics for Health Professionals, University of Aberdeen

Findlay, Joanne “How does food insecurity affect the mental health of adults in Scotland? A cross-sectional study”, MSc Health Economics for Health Professionals, University of Aberdeen, Distinction


Yakushiji, Anzu “Inequity in HPV vaccination uptake in the UK”, MSc Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Distinction

Nakadai, Kaori “Relationship between physical activity and socioeconomic status considering individual characteristics in Scottish children”, MSc Global Health Management, University of Aberdeen


Coyle, Maeve “Using Q-methodology to derive a Q-set regarding attitudes to food labelling”, MSc Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Distinction


Van Doornewaard, Alexander “The role of survey mode upon attribute non-attendance: a stated approach”, MSC Economics of Health, University of Aberdeen


2013 to 2019

Supervisor of several Summer Internship projects

Funding and Grants

April 2022-27  Principal investigator (PI) for “RI-B5-08: Understanding public attitudes and preferences for healthy and sustainable diets”, financed by RESAS, £761,811.9

 August 2019- Feb 2020   “Economic Modelling: reducing health harms of foods high in fat, sugar and salt, financed by the Scottish Government, £16,341

March 2017-August 2017   “Diet Big Number Research: A review of the costs of overweight, obesity and diet related illness for Scotland, and critical appraisal of the cost-effectiveness evidence base for population wide interventions to reduce overweight, obesity and diet related illness”, financed by the FSS, £49,985

Sep 2012-Sep 2015  “What do patients want from Primary Care Services?”, financed by the Portuguese Ministry of Health, €18,580



Teaching Responsibilities

2015 to present

University of Aberdeen

“Health Economics”, MSc Public Health, MSc Global Health and Management, MSc Health Data Science, lectures and tutorials and course coordinator

“Health Economics online”, MSc Public Health online, On demand course


University of Aberdeen

“Valuation of Health and Health Care”, MSc Economics of Health and MSc Applied Economics, lectures and tutorials


University of Aberdeen

“Economics and Medicine”, MBChB, lectures


University of Aberdeen

“An Appetite for Food and Health”, Sixth Century Course



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