Mr Jesse Kigoze

Doctoral Researcher

Health Economics


Contact details

Health Economics Unit
School of Health and Population Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


PhD title: The economics of back pain

Supervisors: Dr Pelham Barton, Prof.Joanna Coast, Dr.Sue Jowett, Dr. Martyn Lewis (University of Keele)

Jesse Kigozi is a Doctoral Researcher in the University of Birmingham, Health Economics Department. Jesse’s research focuses on the economics of back pain. Specifically, he is exploring alternative methods of assessing productivity loss and their application within economic evaluation in the UK.


  • MSc in Health Economics and Health Policy, University of Birmingham, 2006
  • Bsc Statistics, Makerere University, 2003


Jesse holds a Bachelor of Statistics degree from Makerere University, Uganda and an Msc in Health Economics and Health Policy from the University of Birmingham. Jesse has previously worked in monitoring and evaluation focusing on health projects and in economic evaluation within developing countries. Jesse took up his current role as a Doctoral Researcher within the University of Birmingham in 2010. His research is funded by the University of Keele and the University of Birmingham

Other activities

Jesse is a member of:

  • HESG (Health Economists' Study Group)
  • Uganda Monitoring and Evaluation association

Outside academia, Jesse is involved in promoting faith-based student societies, watching football and table tennis.



Indirect Costs of Lost productivity: Conceptual and methodological considerations within the UK. Oral presentation at the HESG Summer 2011, Bangor University.

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