Miss Zainab Abdali

Zainab Abdali

Institute of Applied Health Research
Research Fellow

Contact details

Health Economics Unit
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Zainab is working as a Research Fellow at the Health Economics Unit (HEU), University of Birmingham. She is interested in applied health economics alongside clinical trials and modelling with a particular interest in non-communicable diseases especially cardiovascular diseases and cancer.  She is also interested in developing health economic capacity in low-and middle-income countries. Zainab joined the HEU after finishing her Master’s degree from the University of Birmingham.


  • MSc in Health Economics and Health Policy, University of Birmingham, 2016
  • BSc (Pharmacy), University of Petra, Jordan, 2006


Zainab joined the Health Economics Unit in 2018 and she has worked on several model and trial based economic evaluations in a number of disease areas. Before that, she was working in sales and marketing of pharmaceuticals for almost 10 years in the Middle East. Currently she is working on two main projects in chronic disease with Sue Jowett. The first is an NIHR HTA funded economic evaluation alongside the PD-COMM trial to estimate the cost-effectiveness of two types of Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) versus no SLT treatment for people with Parkinson’s Disease. The other is a NIHR Global Health project in Atrial Fibrillation (Global-AF) aiming to support partners in LMICs to improve AF detection and management to reduce AF-associated stroke. Zainab also contributes to the Unit’s MSc programme through teaching, marking and co-supervising MSc dissertations.


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