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Research Degree Supervision

Dr GC is interested in supervising MRes and PhD candidates wanting to work on the following topics:

  • Cost-effectiveness of (public) health interventions
  • Early Health Technology Assessment
  • Decision analysis

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Last updated 24th March 2023


Vijay GC joined the School of Human and Health Sciences as Senior Lecturer in Health Economics in September 2022. Before that, he was a Research Fellow in Health Economics at the Centre for Health Economics, University of York. Vijay also worked as a health economics researcher at the Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia.

Vijay obtained a Bachelor's degree in healthcare management from Pokhara University Nepal and trained in public health and advanced public methods (biostatistics and health economics) at three European Institutions – the University of Sheffield – UK, University of Copenhagen – Denmark, and EHESP French School of Public Health – France. He holds a PhD in Health Economics from the University of East Anglia. Prior to academia, he worked with JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. in Nepal and the World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe in Copenhagen.

Vijay has expertise in economic evaluation and decision anlytic modelling. He has applied these to evaluate complex (public) health interventions, diagnostic tests, medical technologies and wearable digital health technology for precision, personalised and person-centred healthcare. These cover various disease areas, including chronic kidney disease, physical inactivity, diabetes, sudden cardiac death, acute coronary syndrome, bronchiolitis, multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndrome, chronic nonmalignant pain, and rotator cuff tear.

Vijay is a member of the UK Health Economists' Study Group (HESG) and the Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcome Research (ISPOR). He also serves as Academic Editor for PLoS One.

Research Expertise and Interests

Vijay's research interests expand across the health economics field but centre on applying statistical and decision analytic methods in economic evaluation. This includes:

  • Statistical analysis of primary and observational (e.g. registry) data,
  • Evidence synthesis,
  • Eliciting preferences in healthcare delivery (e.g. tuberculosis care), patients' preferences towards wearable digital health technologies designed to support self-management of their condition,
  • Early health technology assessment,
  • Decision modelling methods and
  • Value of further research analysis to quantify the expected return on investment in further research. 

He also has interests in applying modern causal inference and machine learning methods to estimate the individualised treatment effect and enhancing the generalisability of evidence from clinical trials by leveraging observational (real-world) data.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Health Economics, University of East Anglia

External positions

PhD external examiner, University of Nottingham

Feb 2023 → …

Research Expertise and Interests

  • economic evaluation
  • health technology assessment
  • decision modelling
  • research prioritisation
  • value of information analysis
  • Digital Health
  • health economics
  • preference elicitation
  • Physical Activity
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Chronic illness
  • lung disease
  • blood cancer
  • Physical inactivity in children and young people
  • Wearable technology
  • maternal health
  • Child health
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Tuberculosis
  • Mental health and wellbeing


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