Hareth’s research mainly focuses on developing economic evaluation techniques to better capture the full range of costs and benefits of healthcare interventions. To date he has focused on informal carers, family members, and the development of measures of capability (notably the ICECAP-A). Hareth uses a wide variety of research methods, including qualitative approaches (such as in-depth interviews, meta-ethnography, and cognitive interviews) and quantitative approaches (such as preference elicitation and econometrics).
Aside from researching economic evaluation methods, Hareth is also involved in projects on the impact of welfare reform on families and social values in relation to public health interventions.
Hareth’s work has been funded through personal fellowships from the MRC, NIHR and the University of Birmingham, as well as collaborative grants, from the MRC, NIHR, Meningitis Research Foundation, STIRF, and British Academy.
Twitter account for ICECAP capability measures: @icecapm
NIHR fellowship website: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/care-econ