Lecturer in Health Economics

Bangor University



As part of our commitment to the continued expansion of medical, pharmaceutical and health sciences at Bangor University, the School of Medical and Health Sciences seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Health Economics to contribute to research and teaching activities. Applications are invited from candidates with a PhD in health economics or in a related discipline (with relevant experience in health economics).

The post-holder will join the Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation (CHEME), to help drive the vision of CHEME to be the pre-eminent centre for health economics. CHEME has a portfolio of research projects in the areas of pharmaceutical economics and policy, economic evaluation alongside clinical trials, public health economics, and methodological research. The post-holder will be involved in the delivery of modules in the pharmacology and pharmacy degree programmes, and to supervise MScRes students in health economics / pharmacoeconomics.

The post is full-time and permanent, and the successful candidate will be expected to commence as soon as practical.  Part time or Job Share applications will also be considered.

This role will be located on campus at Bangor. Through our Dynamic Working framework , there will also be the option to spend some time working remotely (although remaining in the UK) to support work life balance, which will be discussed further with candidates at interview. 

Interested applicants are invited to contact Professor Dyfrig Hughes, Professor in Pharmacoeconomics / Director of Research, e-mail [email protected]  or Professor Rhiannon Tudor Edwards, Professor in Health Economics, e-mail [email protected] .


Committed To Equal Opportunities


Bangor University

Founded in 1884, Bangor University has a long tradition of academic excellence and a strong focus on the student experience. Around 10,000 students currently study at the University, with teaching staff based within nine Academic Schools. Bangor University’s research has been ranked highly in the Government’s most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2021), with 85% judged to be world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*). Bangor’s research in Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy is ranked 15th overall in the UK.  The University has been consistently successful in the National Student Survey results and is regularly amongst the UK’s top 10 Universities for student satisfaction (excluding specialist institutions).


College of Human Sciences

The College of Human Sciences (CoHS) has a track record of world leading teaching and research excellence and high levels of student satisfaction. The College provides professional training across a wide range of medical and health disciplines, in addition to a range of core foundational research activities which underpin the College’s Schools contributions to health research and research methods, translational science, psychology and neuroscience, preventive health, rehabilitation, clinical intervention, language and education, and human performance and applied physiology. In addition, CoHS boasts excellent teaching and research facilities.


School of Medical and Health Sciences

The School of Medical and Health Sciences is the focus for medical, biomedical, health and care education and research at Bangor University. The school comprises of over 200 staff, delivering to more than 1,300 students with a portfolio of programmes that continues to expand. These include the University’s Welsh Government-backed flagship plans for a North Wales Medical School at Bangor University from 2024, Pharmacy degree from 2025 (subject to accreditation), and the BSc in Pharmacology from 2023. The School’s research centres, organised within the Bangor Institute for Medical and Health Research (BIHMR), span health economics and medicines evaluation, primary care, clinical trials, ageing and dementia, public health and cancer biology.

Purpose of the Job

· To conduct and report on research of an international standard in health economics, with substantial evidence of quality and international peer recognition.

· To teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including supervision of projects and students.

· To provide pastoral and academic support to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Research duties:

  • Undertake collaborative research with colleagues in the Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation.
  • Manage research projects, with an emphasis on research output of a quality and quantity to contribute positively to Research Excellence Assessments.
  • Identifying sources of future funding and contribution to the process of successfully securing funds.
  • Engage in scholarly and other relevant professional activities (e.g. Reviewer for academic journals, contributor to academic conferences)
  • Supervision of research students to completion within a range from undergraduate up to PhD level.


Teaching duties:

  • Plan, prepare and deliver lectures and tutorials, responding effectively to a variety of student backgrounds, learning styles and class sizes.
  • Motivate students to proactive engagement in learning, and provide meaningful and constructive feedback on the quality of their work.
  • Act as personal tutor to a number of undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • To participate and plan the development of new teaching and learning materials.
  • To initiate and take forward the development of new programmes.


Administrative and Wider Contribution duties will include:

  • Participate in the student recruitment and induction procedures of the School (e.g. School and University Open Days).
  • Contribute to the School’s management, and participate in the administration of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes (e.g. organisation of exams, contribute to accreditation/QA procedures (if module co-ordinator).
  • Contribute to the marketing of programmes by participating in School and College link activities and other marketing initiatives.
  • To undertake other duties and responsibilities as directed by the Head of School of Medical and Health Sciences

Other Duties and Responsibilities

• The post holder will be expected to participate in performance review and developmental activities.

• The post holder will be expected to comply with the University’s equality policies and statements, Dignity at Work and Study Policy and the University’s Welsh Language Scheme.

• The post holder has a general and legal duty of care in relation to health, safety and wellbeing and must take all reasonable steps to ensure a safe and healthy working environment for him/her self and for other members of staff, students and visitors affected by his/her actions or inactions. The post holder is also required to comply with all applicable health and safety policies, procedures and risk assessments.

• The post holder must comply with relevant legal and financial policies and procedures and be aware of their responsibilities in terms of the legal requirements of their posts.


Person Specification



  • PhD in health economics or in a related discipline (with relevant experience in health economics).
  • Have completed a minimum of 3 years substantial teaching experience for conversion to HEA Fellowship within 3 years of appointment or hold a PGCertHE teaching qualification (or equivalent) and / or HEA Fellowship recognition.




  • Record of publication of research in in learned journals.
  • Capability to develop and manage research projects, and to disseminate results through presentation at relevant conferences and publication in relevant journals.
  • Evidence of applying for and attracting and securing external funding for research.
  • Experience of teaching at higher education level with evidence of successful student learning outcomes.
  • Experience of module development and delivery in higher education.
  • Experience of supervising undergraduate and postgraduate projects.




  • Ability to demonstrate innovative and exciting approaches to teaching and research.
  • Ability to prioritise work load and work to deadlines.
  • Ability to lead and work effectively as part of a team.
  • Experience of conducting administrative duties efficiently and effectively.
  • Demonstrable IT Skills as required (e.g. R, Stata, VLE techniques).




  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly in English, conveying ideas and concepts both verbally and in writing to a diverse audience


  • The ability to communicate through the medium of Welsh is desirable for this role.  If applicants are not able to speak / write in Welsh at present, there are many opportunities to learn if the successful candidate wishes to do so.


The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds.  We strive to develop a workforce from all sections of the community regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, trans identity, relationship status, religion or belief, caring responsibilities, or age. We promote and facilitate the use of the Welsh language through our progressive Welsh Language Policy. We comply with the Welsh Language Standards and are committed to equality of opportunity. You are welcome to apply for any job in English or Welsh and all applications submitted will be treated equally.

We are a member of Advance HE’s Athena SWAN Gender Equality charter and hold a Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to and progress towards gender equality within the University’s policies, practices, and culture. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

All members of staff have a duty to ensure their actions are in line with the overall environmental aims of the University and minimise their environmental impact.

All offers are made subject to proof of eligibility to work in the UK and receipt of satisfactory references. 

All candidates must meet the requirements of UK ‘right to work’ requirements *** If you require Home Office permission to work in the UK, or need to switch your visa status in order to take this job  we recommend you use the following link to information about the routes into employment and to check eligibility requirements:  https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration/work-visas

Please note that we are unable to employ anyone who does not have the right to live and work in the UK legally.   When applying for this post you will be required to explain the basis upon which you believe you will be able to live and work in the UK legally on the commencement date of the role should your application be successful.

Candidates should also note that they may be required to apply for an ATAS certificate (Academic Approval Technology Scheme)  from the Counter-Proliferation and Arms Control Centre of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office before being able to apply for a visa – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/academic-technology-approval-scheme

Please note that, in the event of applications being received from candidates on the University’s Redeployment Register with a reasonable skills match to the post specification, these applicants will be given prior consideration.

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