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Dr Paul Mitchell

Dr Paul Mitchell

Dr Paul Mitchell
B COM(Galway), MEcon SC(Galway), PhD(Birm.)

Research Fellow in Health Economics

Area of research

Capability across the life course

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Summary

Biography

Paul Mitchell was appointed Research Fellow in Health Economics in February 2018. Previously he held a post-doctoral fellowship jointly funded by NIHR CLAHRC West and the UK Renal Registry. He is currently working on the capability across the life course project at Health Economics at Bristol (HEB).

Paul’s research interests are on the measurement and valuation of intangibles. His PhD research drew heavily from economic theory, in particular Amartya Sen’s capability approach, to justify a move away from using patient reported outcomes that narrowly focus on health in economic evaluations, towards measures that capture a person’s ability to do and be things in life that are important to them. He developed an alternative outcome (to QALYs) and objective (to health maximisation) in health economic evaluations called sufficient capability. As well as his methodological and theoretical research, Paul has lead the quantitative analysis on projects utilising  the ICECAP capability measures.

Paul’s research has been published in leading peer reviewed journals including Medical Decision MakingPharmacoEconomics and Social Science & Medicine. Prior to joining the University of Bristol, he held research positions at the University of Birmingham and King’s College London.

Activities / Findings

Paul Mitchell was appointed Research Fellow in Health Economics in February 2018. Previously he held a post-doctoral fellowship jointly funded by NIHR CLAHRC West and the UK Renal Registry. He is currently working on the capability across the life course project at Health Economics at Bristol (HEB).

Paul’s research interests are on the measurement and valuation of intangibles. His PhD research drew heavily from economic theory, in particular Amartya Sen’s capability approach, to justify a move away from using patient reported outcomes that narrowly focus on health in economic evaluations, towards measures that capture a person’s ability to do and be things in life that are important to them. He developed an alternative outcome (to QALYs) and objective (to health maximisation) in health economic evaluations called sufficient capability. As well as his methodological and theoretical research, Paul has lead the quantitative analysis on projects utilising  the ICECAP capability measures.

Paul’s research has been published in leading peer reviewed journals including Medical Decision Making, PharmacoEconomics and Social Science & Medicine. Prior to joining the University of Bristol, he held research positions at the University of Birmingham and King’s College London.

Keywords

  • capability approach
  • health economics
  • ICECAP

Memberships

Organisations

Bristol Medical School (PHS)

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