Associate Professor Mara Violato
BSc, MSc, PhD
- Health Economics Research Centre
- MSc in Global Health Science Module Lead for Health Economics
Mara Violato joined HERC in September 2006. Mara graduated in Economics at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy) in 1998. She obtained her MSc in Economics from the University of Glasgow in 2000, her PhD in Economics from the University of Dundee in 2006, and her Doctorate in Economics from the University of Milano Bicocca (Italy) in 2007. Her research interests include (child) health inequalities, health econometrics, economic evaluations in various disease areas, economic aspects of perinatal and paediatric care, health care utilisation and costs, ethnicity and health, (child) mental health, respiratory health, coeliac disease and gastrointestinal infections.
Mara is currently working on a number of NIHR and MRC funded economic evaluations alongside randomised controlled trials in the area of treatments of child anxiety (OVERCOMING, MACH, T-CAP), and ophthalmology (ECHoES). She is the PI of a Coeliac UK-funded projected aimed to further explore what it is like to live with coeliac disease in the United Kingdom, both before and after the condition has been diagnosed. She also leads the health economics component of the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Gastrointestinal Infections, a 5-year interdisciplinary research programme in collaboration with the Universities of Liverpool and East Anglia and Public Health England to generate new strategies for control of diarrheal diseases. Prior to this appointment, Mara worked as research assistant and teaching fellow in economics at the University of Dundee.
The COVID-19 pandemic and health-related quality of life across 13 high and low- middle income countries: a cross-sectional analysis
Duch R. et al, (2022), PLoS Medicine
Identifying Child Anxiety Through Schools – identification to intervention (iCATS-i2i): protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial to compare screening, feedback and intervention for child anxiety problems to usual school practice
REARDON T. et al, (2022), Trials
A randomised control trial to compare clinical and cost-effectiveness of an on-line parent-led treatment for child anxiety problems with usual care in the context of COVID-19 delivered in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in the UK (Co-CAT): A study protocol for a randomised controlled trial (preprint)
CRESWELL C., (2022), Research Square
Identifying Child Anxiety Through Schools-identification to intervention (iCATS-i2i): protocol for single-arm feasibility trial.
Reardon T. et al, (2022), Pilot Feasibility Stud, 8
A randomized controlled trial to test financial incentives for COVID- 19 vaccination in Ghana
Duch R., (2022), Nature Medicine