Prof Gavin MooneyProfessor Gavin Mooney who came to University of Aberdeen in 1974 to work on a novel project bringing together Medicine and Economics. This was the forerunner to the Health Economics Research Unit (HERU), which was set up 3 years later. Gavin directed HERU between 1977 and 1986 and 1991 to 1993. 

Gavin’s contributions to Health Economics, and HERU, were extensive.  Gavin tragically lost his life in December 2012.

In memory of Gavin, and his contributions and endless energy and enthusiasm for capacity building, we have a Gavin Mooney Research Prize for the best MSc in Applied Economics (Health pathway) research project.


Prize Winners

The name of the student in receipt of the award from each academic year is listed below.

  • 2014/15 - Uma Thomas for the dissertation entitled ‘Role of time preference and cognitive ability in the education/health relationship’.