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Dr Eleonora Fichera (B.A., M.Sc., Ph.D) - personal details

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Dr Eleonora Fichera

Role: Research Fellow in Health Economics

Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 5204


Manchester Centre for Health Economics

Institute of Population Health

University of Manchester
4.320 Jean McFarlane Building
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester

United Kingdom




Eleonora obtained her PhD in Economics with a focus on Development Economics at the University of Nottingham. During her PhD, she gained teaching experience in Introduction to Macroeconomics (year I, undergraduate level). She also worked as consultant for Oxford Policy Management analysing the Tanzanian Household Budget Survey (2007) in Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania).

Since October 2009 Eleonora has worked as Research Fellow at the University of Manchester. Her research is focused on applied microeconometrics with a focus on health and development economics. Initially, she worked within the CLAHRC project and then her research was funded through grants from the Department of Health Policy Research Programme and the NIHR Service Delivery and Organisation Programme. Between 2010 and 2013 she worked on providers financial incentives for quality improvement in the English NHS.  

Since 2012 she investigates the determinants of health and health behaviours. Recent studies include the relation between health treatment and behaviours, socioeconomic determinants of health in developed and developing countries, the effect of early life interventions on later life health and the relation between physical and mental health. Her current research is funded by an MRC Early Career Fellowship in Economics of Health. Her project is entitled "The effect of intervention on individual health: application of methods to analyse heterogeneity of treatment and heterogeneity of treated".

Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies

Royal Economic Society (RES)

UK Health Economists' Study Group (HESG);

American Society of Health Economicsts (ASHEcon);

Associated Researcher - Econometrics and Applied Economics research group, University of Manchester (E&AE);

External Affiliate - Health, Econometrics and data Group, University of York (HEDG);

Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS);

Visiting Fellow at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (CDHA);

Advisory Group for Health Economics Education (HEe)


  • Ph.D. Economics (University of Nottingham, UK)
  • M.Sc. Economics (University College London, UK)
  • B.A. Economics of International Institutions (Universita' L. Bocconi, Italy)


Eleonora is Research Fellow in Health Economics at the University of Manchester. Her research is currently funded by the MRC Early Career Fellowship in Economics of Health. 

She is also co-director of the M.Sc. Economics of Health and module leader of Economics of Health and Topics in Economics of Health in the Economics DA at the University of Manchester. 



  • 2013- : PhD supervisor
  • 2013- : Module Leader of Economics of Health.
  • 2012- : Module Leader of Topics in Economics of Health.
  • 2011- : Pathway Co-Director of the M.Sc. Economics of Health.
  • 2010- : Masters dissertation supervision.
  • 2008: Teaching assistant – University of Nottingham, Introduction to Macroeconomics (Undergraduate, Year I).
  • 2004 and 2006: Teaching assistant – Bocconi University, Microeconomics (Undergraduate, Year I)