Martina Garau

Principal Economist

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Martina is a Principal Economist at the Office of Health Economics, which provides authoritative resources, research and analyses in health economics, health policy and health statistics. She has over 10 years of experience managing and leading projects for a variety of organisations, including global pharmaceutical and life sciences companies, non-profit research organisations, charities and trade associations.

Her current research includes methods and applications of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) approaches in healthcare decision making; and economic issues posed by the development and provision of treatments for rare diseases. She has also worked on other topics related to health policy research around: priority setting and Health Technology Assessment (HTA) processes in middle-income countries; the economics of personalised medicine for health care payers and the pharmaceutical industry; the application of HTA methods for the assessment of interventions in broad therapy areas, such as cancer and orphan medicines.

Martina joined the Office of Health Economics in 2004, following a placement at NICE in London. She has an MSc in Economics from the University of York and a first degree in economics from the University of Cagliari in Italy.