Miss Warda Tahir

Miss Warda Tahir

Institute of Applied Health Research
Research Associate

Contact details

Address
Health Economics Unit
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT

Warda Tahir is a Research Associate in Health Economics. She joined the University in December 2017, having completed her MSc at the University of Birmingham in the same year. Warda is currently working with Dr Hareth Al-Janabi and colleagues from the School of Social Policy on a Department of Health funded study evaluating care-related outcomes after implementation of the 2014 Care Act.

Warda is also coming towards the end of her work on an economic evaluation alongside a clinical trial comparing the cost-effectiveness of alternative speeds of increasing milk feeds in premature and very low birth-weight infants. She has an undergraduate degree in Economics and her fields of interest include applied economic evaluation and the use of econometric methods in health economics.

Qualifications

  • MSc in Health Economics and Econometrics, University of Birmingham, 2017
  • BA (Hons) Economics, Coventry University, 2016

Biography

Warda joined HEU in December 2017 after completing her MSc at the University of Birmingham in the same year. She was a recipient of an NIHR funded studentship for her Master’s study. Warda's MSc thesis explored the associations between obesity and mental well-being among the UK population using econometric methodology.

Prior to her MSc, Warda completed her undergraduate degree in Economics at Coventry University. 

Research

Warda’s current research activity is primarily comprised of her work on the Shifting Shapes study, a Department of Health funded study evaluating care-related outcomes for both social care users and carers. The economic analysis that Warda is working on is part of a larger project evaluating the impact of the 2014 Care Act at both the local authority and national levels.

Warda has also been working on the speed of increasing milk feeds trial (SIFT) since December. This is a randomised controlled trial (RCT) conducted by colleagues at the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit(NPEU) comparing outcomes of two different speeds of increasing milk feeds in premature and very low birth weight neonates. Warda is working on the economic evaluation that accompanies the RCT by assessing the cost-effectiveness of the alternative feeding strategies

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