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Dr Elizabeth Goodwin

Research Fellow

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 01392 726073

 South Cloisters 1.06

 

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

Prior to her academic career, Liz held a series of roles in Plymouth City Council’s housing and social care departments, encompassing homelessness and housing advice, development of carers support services, IT project implementation and performance management. She made the switch to Health Economics in 2008 by taking on a trainee position as a Health Economist with NHS Plymouth, during which she completed an MSc in Health Economics and Health Policy at the University of Birmingham.

Liz joined the Health Economics Group in 2011 to study full-time for a PhD and has remained within the Group, having been employed as a Research Fellow in Health Economics since April 2014.

Broad research specialisms

Liz’s research, which is funded by the MS Society, aims to extend and improve the data available to inform the assessment of treatments and services for multiple sclerosis (MS).  This includes developing a health outcome measure for MS that is suitable for use in economic evaluations, quantifying the impact of fatigue on the quality of life of people with MS, and exploring the impacts of MS on people's broader wellbeing and employment choices.

Having worked as a commissioner for the NHS, Liz retains an interest in the ways that decisions are made regarding the allocation of healthcare resources at a local level, and has published an account of her own experience of implementing and evaluating a systematic resource allocation method (programme budgeting and marginal analysis) within NHS Plymouth.

Twitter account: @madjka

 

Qualifications

  • 1992 BSc (Hons) Economics and Politics (University of Bath)
  • 1993 MSc Information Technology for Manufacture (University of Warwick)
  • 2006 MSc Social Research (University of Plymouth)
  • 2011 MSc Health Economics and Health Policy (University of Birmingham)
  • 2014: PhD Medical Studies, specialising in Health Economics (University of Exeter Medical School)

Research

Research interests

Liz’s main research interests are methodological, with a particular focus on how the effects of healthcare interventions on patients’ health-related quality of life and broader wellbeing can be measured in a way that is suitable for economic evaluations. Specialising in multiple sclerosis (MS), her recent work has centred on the development of an MS-specific preference-based measure, the MSIS-8D, which can be used to generate the weights required to calculate QALYs (quality-adjusted life-years), the primary metric used by healthcare decision-makers in the UK to capture health outcomes for cost-effectiveness analysis. She has also used the MSIS-8D to explore how and why the preferences of people with MS for MSIS-8D health states differ from the preferences of the general population. In other research, Liz has used existing data to map Fatigue Severity Scale scores to two commonly used generic QALY measures (EQ-5D and SF-6D), enabling the impact of fatigue to be included in cost-effectiveness assessments of treatments for MS, and investigated the factors that influence the decisions that people with MS make regarding their employment.

Liz is currently working with colleagues to investigate the relevance and responsiveness of wellbeing measures in the context of MS, and undertaking further work to explore the impact on cost-effectiveness results of using the MSIS-8D, compared to generic preference-based measures such as the EQ-5D and SF-6D. She also provides health economics support to colleagues undertaking clinical trials.

Research projects

Putting the "Q" into QALYs for multiple sclerosis: Estimating quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) for use in multiple sclerosis research and health policy settings (PhD studentship, funded by the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2011-2014)

Extending the evidence on quality adjusted life years (QALYs) in MS-related research/ policy, and on the framework for cost-effectiveness analyses in the context of MS (Junior Fellowship, funded by the MS Society, 2015-2018)

Ensuring effective treatments are available to people with Multiple Sclerosis: addressing the value for money issue (Project Grant, funded by the MS Society, 2018-2021)

The health-related quality of life, fatigue severity, and walking limitations of people with Multiple Sclerosis by key socio-demographic and clinical characteristics: A cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis, incorporating a cost-effectiveness perspective (Project Grant, funded by the MS Society, 2018)

 

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Green C, Goodwin E, Hawton A (In Press). "Naming and Framing": the Impact of Labeling on Health State Values for Multiple Sclerosis. Med Decis Making, 37(6), 703-714. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Goodwin E, Green C, Hawton A (2018). Health State Values Derived from People with Multiple Sclerosis for a Condition-Specific Preference-Based Measure: Multiple Sclerosis Impact Scale–Eight Dimensions–Patient Version (MSIS-8D-P). Value in Health Abstract.  Full text.
Hawton AJ, Goodwin E, Boddy K, Tatnell L (2017). Involving members of the public in health economics research: Insights from selecting health states for valuation to estimate quality-adjusted life-year (QALY) weights. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy Full text.
Goodwin E, Green C (2016). A Systematic Review of the Literature on the Development of Condition-Specific Preference-Based Measures of Health. Appl Health Econ Health Policy, 14(2), 161-183. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Goodwin E, Green C (2015). A Quality-Adjusted Life-Year Measure for Multiple Sclerosis: Developing a Patient-Reported Health State Classification System for a Multiple Sclerosis-Specific Preference-Based Measure. Value Health, 18(8), 1016-1024. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Goodwin E, Green C, Spencer A (2015). Estimating a Preference-Based Index for an Eight-Dimensional Health State Classification System for Multiple Sclerosis. Value Health, 18(8), 1025-1036. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Hawton A, Shearer J, Goodwin E, Green C (2013). Squinting through layers of fog: assessing the cost effectiveness of treatments for multiple sclerosis. Appl Health Econ Health Policy, 11(4), 331-341. Abstract.  Author URL.
Goodwin EA, Frew EJ (2013). Using programme budgeting and marginal analysis (PBMA) to set priorities: Reflections from a qualitative assessment in an English Primary Care Trust. Social science & medicine, 98, 162-168. Abstract.

Conferences

Goodwin EA, Hawton A, Green C (2018). Mapping Fatigue Severity Scale scores to utility values from three preference-based measures (EQ-5D, SF-6D and MSIS-8D). European Health Economics Association (EuHEA) Conference. 12th - 14th Jul 2018.
Goodwin EA, Hawton A, Davey A, Green C (2018). What were they thinking? Investigating what influences respondents’ preferences when answering time trade-off questions. European Health Economics Association (EuHEA) Conference. 12th - 14th Jul 2018.
Goodwin EA, Green C, Hawton A (2017). Quality-adjusted life-years from the perspective of people with multiple sclerosis. MS Frontiers. 29th - 30th Jun 2017.
Goodwin EA, Green C, Hawton A (2017). What difference does it make? a comparison of preferences elicited from the general population and from people with multiple sclerosis. World Congress of the International Health Economics Association (IHEA). 5th - 8th Jul 2017.
Goodwin E, Green C (2014). Improving the measurement of QALYs in multiple sclerosis: Estimating a preference-based index for use in deriving quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) for multiple sclerosis.
Hawton A, Goodwin E (2014). Patients and health economists: working together to build a better research base for making decisions about the funding of treatments for MS. International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL). 15th - 18th Oct 2014.
Goodwin E, Green C (2013). Improving the measurement of QALYs in multiple sclerosis: Developing a patient-reported health descriptive system for use in deriving quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) for multiple sclerosis.
Green C, Goodwin E (2013). Improving the measurement of quality of life adjusted years (QALYs) in multiple sclerosis: developing a patient-reported health descriptive system for use in deriving values fo multiple sclerosis-specific QALYs.  Author URL.

Publications by year


In Press

Green C, Goodwin E, Hawton A (In Press). "Naming and Framing": the Impact of Labeling on Health State Values for Multiple Sclerosis. Med Decis Making, 37(6), 703-714. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2018

Goodwin E, Green C, Hawton A (2018). Health State Values Derived from People with Multiple Sclerosis for a Condition-Specific Preference-Based Measure: Multiple Sclerosis Impact Scale–Eight Dimensions–Patient Version (MSIS-8D-P). Value in Health Abstract.  Full text.
Goodwin EA, Hawton A, Green C (2018). Mapping Fatigue Severity Scale scores to utility values from three preference-based measures (EQ-5D, SF-6D and MSIS-8D). European Health Economics Association (EuHEA) Conference. 12th - 14th Jul 2018.
Goodwin EA, Hawton A, Davey A, Green C (2018). What were they thinking? Investigating what influences respondents’ preferences when answering time trade-off questions. European Health Economics Association (EuHEA) Conference. 12th - 14th Jul 2018.

2017

Hawton AJ, Goodwin E, Boddy K, Tatnell L (2017). Involving members of the public in health economics research: Insights from selecting health states for valuation to estimate quality-adjusted life-year (QALY) weights. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy Full text.
Goodwin EA, Green C, Hawton A (2017). Quality-adjusted life-years from the perspective of people with multiple sclerosis. MS Frontiers. 29th - 30th Jun 2017.
Goodwin EA, Green C, Hawton A (2017). What difference does it make? a comparison of preferences elicited from the general population and from people with multiple sclerosis. World Congress of the International Health Economics Association (IHEA). 5th - 8th Jul 2017.

2016

Goodwin E, Green C (2016). A Systematic Review of the Literature on the Development of Condition-Specific Preference-Based Measures of Health. Appl Health Econ Health Policy, 14(2), 161-183. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2015

Goodwin E, Green C (2015). A Quality-Adjusted Life-Year Measure for Multiple Sclerosis: Developing a Patient-Reported Health State Classification System for a Multiple Sclerosis-Specific Preference-Based Measure. Value Health, 18(8), 1016-1024. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Goodwin E, Green C, Spencer A (2015). Estimating a Preference-Based Index for an Eight-Dimensional Health State Classification System for Multiple Sclerosis. Value Health, 18(8), 1025-1036. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2014

Goodwin E, Green C (2014). Improving the measurement of QALYs in multiple sclerosis: Estimating a preference-based index for use in deriving quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) for multiple sclerosis.
Hawton A, Goodwin E (2014). Patients and health economists: working together to build a better research base for making decisions about the funding of treatments for MS. International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL). 15th - 18th Oct 2014.

2013

Goodwin E, Green C (2013). Improving the measurement of QALYs in multiple sclerosis: Developing a patient-reported health descriptive system for use in deriving quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) for multiple sclerosis.
Green C, Goodwin E (2013). Improving the measurement of quality of life adjusted years (QALYs) in multiple sclerosis: developing a patient-reported health descriptive system for use in deriving values fo multiple sclerosis-specific QALYs.  Author URL.
Hawton A, Shearer J, Goodwin E, Green C (2013). Squinting through layers of fog: assessing the cost effectiveness of treatments for multiple sclerosis. Appl Health Econ Health Policy, 11(4), 331-341. Abstract.  Author URL.
Goodwin EA, Frew EJ (2013). Using programme budgeting and marginal analysis (PBMA) to set priorities: Reflections from a qualitative assessment in an English Primary Care Trust. Social science & medicine, 98, 162-168. Abstract.

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Liz provides teaching on the Health Economics module, for BSc Medical Sciences students specialising in Health Research.

Liz has also been involved in developing and delivering the following workshops for health service researchers and health and social care professionals:
• Introduction to Economic Evaluation
• Economic evaluation: Introduction to the EQ-5D, SF-6D and SF-12
• Counting the costs. Economic analysis: Introduction to the collection and costing of health care resource use data

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