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

I am a health economist with a research interest in economic evaluation and health technology assessment to inform health and care decision making.  My recent research has included use of programme budgeting and marginal analysis to support healthcare  prioritisation and resource allocation. 

My research career started in clinical research, but interested in the economic impact of the innovations I was researching I studied for a Masters in Health Economics in the early 1990’s.  My career has since developed in health economics, working in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, consulting and latterly in academia gaining a PhD in health economics at Swansea University. I am an Associate Professor in Health Economics and Head of the Swansea Centre for Health Economics at Swansea University, a health economics and outcomes research centre with a particular expertise in economic evaluation, health policy and routine data analysis.

As a health economist I support a number of organisations in Wales charged with making decisions about health technology adoption and use in Wales by sitting on assessment and appraisal committees:  These are Health Technology Wales, the New Medicines Group for the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group and the Evidence Based  Procurement Board. I am also the lead in the South West of Wales for the Welsh Health Economics Support Service and Research Design and Conduct Service.

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)

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

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