COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH
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Dr Elham Nikram

Dr Elham Nikram

Postdoctoral Researcher

 01392 72 3897

 South Cloisters 3.09

 

South Cloisters, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

Overview

Elham was initially a mathematician with an interest in mathematical modeling and employing this to deal with real world problems. She switched to study Economics at 2012, through a scholarship award from the University of Exeter. 
Her main focus during the PhD was in theoretical game theory and computational optimization methods. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher in health economics at the University of Exeter.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Economics (University of Exeter)
  • MSc in Economics (University of Exeter) - Distinction
  • MSc in Applied Mathematics (Iran University of Science and Technology) - Distinction
  • BSc in Applied Mathematics (Iran University of Science and Technology)

Research

Research interests

Elham's current researchs are in the field of Game Theory, Numerical Optimisation Methods and Health Technology Assesments. She has also recently worked on a joint project between Mathematics department and Medical school of University of Exeter on "preventable risk factors of dementia" which aimed to find the preventable risk factors of dementia with using the ELSA dataset (English Longitudinal Study of Ageing) .
  


 

Research projects

Working papers:

In Game Theory

  • A Generalized Hotelling-Downs model with Asymmetric Candidates
  • Inspection game with Partial Inspections
  • A Comparison between Nelder-Mead and Genetic Algorithm for Large Scale Optimization Problems

In Health Economics

  • Nivolumab for previously treated metastatic colorectal cancer with high microsatellite instability or mismatch repair deficiency 

Current Single Technology Assesments:

  • Pembrolizumab with pemetrexed and platinum-based chemotherapy for untreated non-small-cell lung cancer
  • Benralizumab for treating inadequately controlled asthma
  • Nivolumab for previously treated metastatic colorectal cancer with high microsatellite instability or mismatch repair deficiency 

External Engagment and Impact

Awards

  • Full scholarship for a PhD program in Economics from Business School, University of Exeter
  • Full scholarship for a master program in Economics from Business School, University of Exeter

Teaching

Beside wide range of experience in lecturing different mathematics and computer programing courses, Elham also has experience in teaching Economics courses such as Advanced Microeconomics, Game Theory; Statistics and Econometrics.

 

Supervision / Group

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