Dr Pippa Anderson
Head of Swansea Centre for Health Economics
Swansea Centre for Health Economics
Telephone: (01792) 518577
Room: Office - 213
Second Floor
Vivian Building
Singleton Campus

A health economist with a research interest in prioritisation and resource allocation, Pippa’s research experience started in clinical research.  Having gained her Masters in Health Economics in the early 1990’s she moved into the field of health economics and outcomes research. One of three founding directors, Pippa established Fourth Hurdle Consulting Ltd. A health economics consultancy in 1999. Having ensured the successful integration of Fourth Hurdle into IMS Health when purchased in 2008, Pippa followed a long held ambition to complete a PhD in Health Economics and joined Swansea University. She is Head of the Swansea Centre for Health Economics: a health economics and outcomes research centre with a particular expertise in economic evaluation, health policy and ‘real world’ routine data analysis. Pippa supports a number of organisations in Wales charged with making decisions about health technology adoption in Wales:  These are Health Technology Wales, the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group and the Evidence Based Procurement Board.

Areas of Expertise

  • Heath Economics


  1. Espin, J., Schlander, M., Godman, B., Anderson, P., Mestre-Ferrandiz, J., Borget, I., Hutchings, A., Flostrand, S., Parnaby, A., Jommi, C. Projecting Pharmaceutical Expenditure in EU5 to 2021: Adjusting for the Impact of Discounts and Rebates Applied Health Economics and Health Policy 1 15
  2. Anderson, P., Webb, P., Groves, S. Prioritisation of specialist health care services; not NICE, not easy but it can be done Health Policy 121 9 978 985
  3. das Nair, R., Mhizha-Murira, J., Anderson, P., Carpenter, H., Clarke, S., Groves, S., Leighton, P., Scammell, B., Topcu, G., Walsh, D., Lincoln, N. Home-based pre-surgical psychological intervention for knee osteoarthritis (HAPPiKNEES): a feasibility randomized controlled trial Clinical Rehabilitation 026921551875542
  4. Anderson, P., Anderson, P. OP97 Program Budgeting Marginal Analysis For The Real World International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care 33 S1 44 45
  5. Ledger, W., Wiebinga, C., Anderson, P., Irwin, D., Holman, A., Lloyd, A., Anderson, P. Costs and outcomes associated with IVF using recombinant FSH Reproductive BioMedicine Online 19 3 337 342

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  • Time Driven Activity Based Costing: testing and developing a financial approach for practical application in NHS (current)

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    Other supervisor: Prof Ceri Phillips
  • Patient and Citizens Values and how they relate to Education and Activation. (current)

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    Other supervisor: Dr Liv Kosnes
    Other supervisor: Prof Deborah Fitzsimmons