Mr Adrian Gheorghe MSc., BPharm.

Mr Adrian Gheorghe

Doctoral Researcher

Contact details

Primary Care Clinical Sciences
School of Health and Population Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

PhD Title : Patient health-related quality of life and the incremental cost-effectiveness associated with the use of a wound-edge protection device in adult patients undergoing laparotomy compared to standard care

Supervisors: Dr Melanie Calvert, Professor Sue Wilson (Primary Care Clinical Sciences), Professor Tracy Roberts (Health Economics Unit)


  • MSc in Health Economics and Health Policy, University of Birmingham, 2010 - Distinction
  • MPharm (Hons) in Pharmacy, University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila", Bucharest, Romania, 2009 - 1st class
  • BA Management, Hyperion University, Bucharest, Romania, 2008 - 2:1


Adrian received his Pharmacy degree (with Honours) in 2009 and immediately joined the MSc Health Economics and Health Policy at the University of Birmingham, which he finished with Distinction in September 2010. He is currently based in Primary Care Clinical Sciences and is doing his PhD on the health economic aspects of a novel intervention aimed at preventing surgical site infections.

His methodological interest focuses on addressing prospectively the generalisability of economic evaluation results from RCTs by means of a rational centre selection. He is also actively interested in public health issues, health financing and health policy in developing countries.

Other activities


  • ISPOR (International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research)
  • iHEA (International Health Economics Association)
  • HESG (Health Economists' Study Group)

Peer reviewer: Value in Health

Adrian's hobbies include astrology, films and film music.


    Fletcher B, Gheorghe A, Moore D, Wilson S, Damery S. Improving the recruitment activity of clinicians in randomised controlled trials: a systematic review. BMJ Open 2012; 2(1).

    Gheorghe, A., Calvert, M., Pinkney, T.D., Fletcher, B.R., Bartlett, D.C., Hawkins, W.J., Mak, T., Youssef, H., & Wilson, S. [in press] Systematic review of the clinical effectiveness of wound-edge protection devices in reducing surgical site infection in patients undergoing open abdominal surgery. Annals of surgery

    Pinkney, T., Bartlett, D., Hawkins, W., Mak, T., Youssef, H., Futaba, K., Harrison, G., Gheorghe, A., Bradbury, J., Calvert, M., Dowswell, G., Magill, L., Redman, V., Wilson, S., Leaper, D., Morton, D., & the West Midlands Research Collaborative (2011) Reduction of surgical site infection using a novel intervention (ROSSINI): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 12, (1) 217.