Dr Louise Jackson
Lecturer in Health Economics, University of Birmingham
Dr Louise Jackson joined the Health Economics Unit in October 2012, and since this time has been involved in a range of research projects in health economics. A key focus of Louise Jackson’s work is the economic evaluation of interventions in sexual health, maternal health and public health. She is currently the principal investigator (PI) on a grant funded project exploring young people’s preferences for STI testing.
Prior to this, Louise Jackson was the principal economic researcher on an NIHR funded project examining the effects of weight management interventions on maternal and fetal outcomes in pregnancy (the iWIP study). She also worked as the main economist on the NIHR funded ‘BALLSEYE’ programme which aimed to improve sexual health in men.
The research of Dr Jackson has had international and national impact. She has presented her research at national and international conferences as well as publishing in leading academic journals.
Dr Jackson is currently the Programme Director for the two programmes which are delivered by the Health Economics Unit, MSc Health Economics and Health Policy and MSc Health Economics and Econometrics. Louise Jackson also contributes to teaching more broadly in the Institute of Applied Health Research and College of Medical and Dental Sciences.
Prior to joining the Health Economics Unit, Dr Jackson worked in Health and Social Care for over 10 years. This phase of her career involved research management and analysis to drive improvements in service design and delivery.