Reader in Health Economics, University of Birmingham

Dr Emma Frew is a Reader in Health Economics at the University of Birmingham. Emma holds a NIHR-funded Career Development Fellowship working closely with Birmingham Local Authority to refine health economics methods to facilitate public health decision-making, and on managing services to tackle childhood obesity.

Her research interests are in the economics of obesity and complex public health interventions. Emma has published widely in scientific journals in the field of economic evaluation of health care and has a particular interest in the application of cost-benefit analysis for the evaluation of system-wide interventions that have benefits that go beyond the health care sector.


  • –present
    Reader in Health Economics, University of Birmingham


  • 2003 
    University of Nottingham, PhD Health Economics