Miss Lorraine Ruvimbo Munetsi BSc, MSc

Miss Lorraine Ruvimbo Munetsi

Institute of Applied Health Research
Research Associate in Health Economics

Contact details

Health Economics Unit
Institute of Applied Health Research
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
IOEM Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Lorraine Munetsi joined the Health Economics Unit as a Research Associate in December 2017, after completing a joint MSc in Economics and Health Economics at the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) within the University of Sheffield.

Her current projects include assessing the disutilities associated with cancer screening.  Lorraine's aim and focus is the development of economic evaluation methodology which correctly incorporates and quantifies all disutilities associated with screening for informed decision making in policy implementations.

Further information can be on Lorraine's LinkedIn profile


  • MSc Economics & Health Economics, University of Sheffield, 2017
  • BSc (Hons) Economics, Middlesex University, 2015 


Lorraine completed her undergraduate in Economics at Middlesex University, London and moved on to the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) to complete her joint masters in Economics and Health Economics as a recipient of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) studentship.


Current Research: 

Lorraine is currently working on a variety of projects:

  • Alongside Professor Tracy Roberts in exploring the disutilities associated with cancer screening. Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of current NHS screening programmes, breast and cervical cancer screening. 
  •  Also alongside the Birmingham Clinical trials Unit and other trial members from the Queen Elizabeth hospital on an NIHR funded project evaluating the cost-effectiveness of using a collagen tissue matrix compared to standard closure techniques for patients undergoing elective stoma closures. 
  •  Lastly, a project within the Umbrella sexual health community service, which aims to evaluate the cost-effective of online screening tests versus clinic testing. 

Previous Research: 

  • Lorraine's MSc thesis conducted a combined cross-sectional and longitudinal study evaluating the spill-over effects associated with residing with a depressed spouse, looking at a wider societal perspective rather than the NHS perspective.