Bassit has had an unconventional journey into the field of health economics research.
Bassit completed his intercalated BSc in Global Health in 2016, and qualified as a medical doctor in 2018. This was followed by a Masters in Public Health in 2021. He subsequently joined the public health specialty training scheme and secured time out of training to purse his passion for health economics research.
Bassit commenced a three-year NIHR School for Public Health Research PhD in Health Economics at the Centre for the Economics of Obesity in November 2022, under the tutelage of Professor Emma Frew.
Bassit wishes to understand the decision-modelling paradigm of health economics with a lens upon obesity.
His planned contribution is in the form of a decision-analytical model for stakeholders, which estimates the economic implications of population obesity and preventative actions on local authority budgets.
Bassit’s PhD encapsulates his desire to produce applied health research which informs public health policy.