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Miss Kirsty Garfield

Biography

I am currently undertaking a PhD to develop and validate a new modular resource-use questionnaire, that once tested can be used to collect healthcare resource-use data in economic evaluations alongside a wide range of randomised controlled trials. To develop and test the questionnaire I will be using both qualitative and quantitative methods.

 

I work part-time as a Research Associate in Health Economics for the Bristol Randomised Trials Collaboration. My primary role is to undertake economic evaluations alongside randomised controlled trials. Recent trials that I have worked on have assessed interventions in the following areas: prostate cancer, childhood eczema, joint replacement, chronic fatigue syndrome and physical activity. Research activities that I have performed have included: development of data collection tools, literature reviewing, data cleaning, data collection from GP practices, economic evaluation of trials, analysis of large datasets including HES and work with patient and public involvement groups. 

 

I graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2011 with a BA in Economics. Following this I was awarded an NIHR studentship to study for the Economics and Health Economics MSc at the University of Sheffield (2013).  In 2013, I became a Research Associate in Health Economics at the Univeristy of Bristol. In 2017, I was awarded a studentship by the MRC Hubs for Trials Methodology Research to undertake a PhD in Social Medicine at the Univeristy of Bristol.