Dr Samuel Perry MSc, MA, PhD

Samuel Perry

Institute of Applied Health Research
Research Fellow

Contact details

Health Economics Unit
Occupational Health and Environmental Sciences Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Sam Perry is a Research Fellow in the Health Economics Unit. He is currently working on various projects in mental health and women’s health.

ORCiD: 0000-0002-6098-4369

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  • PhD in Economics, University of Birmingham, 2023
  • MA in Social Research, University of Birmingham, 2019
  • MSc in Health Economics and Econometrics, University of Birmingham, 2018
  • BSc in Economics, University of Birmingham, 2017


Sam is a Research Fellow in Health Economics. Sam obtained his PhD in Economics from the University of Birmingham in 2023. His thesis examined the impact of policy shocks on mental health and wellbeing, and was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. Sam also holds an MA in Social Research (2019), an MSc in Health Economics and Econometrics (2018) and a BSc in Economics (2014-2017).

Sam joined the Health Economics Unit in September 2022. He is currently working on cost-effectiveness analyses of the ROCkeTS trial for diagnostic test accuracy of ovarian cancer, and the SMART Schools study assessing the impact of restrictive mobile phone policies in secondary schools on mental health. He has previously worked on the SAMA Project evaluating school-based mental health interventions in collaboration with the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences in Bangalore, and the E-MOTIVE trial for early detection of postpartum haemorrhage in LMICs.

Sam is the coordinator of the Health Economics Unit’s External Seminar Series. If you are interested in presenting your work at one of the seminars, please feel free to contact him.  



Research interests

Health econometrics, Mental health and wellbeing, Mixed methods research, Trial-based economic evaluation.

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