Current PhD Students

Wanwuri Akor

Wanwuri is currently undergoing her PhD at the Institute of Health & Society.  Her current work involves ' Evaluating the use of priority setting in health care in Nigeria and its impact on maternal and child health'.


Edu Gonzalo Almorox, ESRC – PhD candidate (Economics)

Edu´s current research is focused on the economics of long term care. It particularly addresses several aspects concerning the organization and structure of the market for care homes in Britain. Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), this research combines applied microeconomics, health economics and industrial organization. Edu is supervised by Prof John Wildman, Dr Nils Braakman and Dr Volodymyr Bilotkach. 

Sarah Hill

Sarah's PhD is looking at methods for the economic evaluation of public health policies to meet the needs of decision-makers. The PhD is funded by fuse, the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health, which is a research partnership between five North-East universities: Newcastle, Northumbria, Durham, Sunderland and Teesside. Sarah is primarily based at the Institute of Health & Society under the supervision of Prof. Luke Vale and Dr Yemi Oluboyede, however as a fuse student she also works partly at Durham University under the supervision of Prof. David Hunter and Dr Emily Henderson

Zaf Tandogdu

Zafer is currently undertaking a PhD at the Northern Institute for Cancer Research and Institute of Health & Society, comparing the clinical and cost effectiveness of radiotherapy and radical surgery in patients with muscle invasive bladder cancer.

His research is focused on oncological urology and hospital associated infections in urology.