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James Altunkaya

James Altunkaya

James Altunkaya

Researcher

James is a researcher within the Health Economics Research Centre at NDPH. He joined HERC in 2019 after completing an NIHR Research Methods fellowship at the Centre for Health Economics, University of York. James has experience in economic evaluation using decision modelling techniques and discrete choice experiments. 

James has worked on projects to understand the cost-effectiveness of strategies to improve uptake of blood donation, and to understand the value of early intervention to decrease sedentary behaviour in children. He has also conducted evaluations of pharmaceuticals and medical devices for NICE as a member of the York expert review group for the NIHR technology and diagnostic assessment programmes. More recently, James has contributed to work to improve methods for programme evaluation by using decision modelling techniques to better quantify the potential value-for-money of health policies. 

James’s current work focusses on the use of patient-level data to inform analysis and extrapolation of trials within psychosis and diabetes, aiming to inform new economic models within these disease areas. He holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics & Economics from the University of Oxford, and an MSc in Public Health (Health Economics) from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.