Paolo was awarded his PhD in Health Economics in 2019 by the University of Leeds. His PhD was funded by a NIHR White Rose Scholarship and focussed on the methodological challenges in conducting economic evaluations of universal programmes to promote healthy behaviours. As part of his PhD studies, he developed a decision-analytic model for economic evaluation and equity impact analysis of physical activity interventions in the adult general population.
Toward the end of his doctoral studies, he joined the Health Economics Research Centre at the University of Oxford where he was responsible for the economic modelling and analysis components of a variety of research projects. He developed three decision-analytic models for evaluation of a portfolio of stroke interventions across 32 European countries.