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Patrícia Norwood holds an honours degree and a master in Economics and a PhD in Health Economics. Patrícia is currently a Research Fellow in HERU and works on projects associated with the Health Behaviour theme.

Research Interests:

Current research interests focus on use of economics in health improvement and the undertaking of microeconometric analysis of interventions to reduce health inequalities, particularly relating to the impact of individual lifestyle choices such as diet and physical activity on health outcomes. Past studies have included looking at the impact of an active travel policy on levels of physical activity as well as economic factors influencing food choices.

Research Keywords:

Health Economics, Food choices, Health Improvement


Referee (Health Expectations, Health Policy, BMJ Open)

Lead for Public Engagement in HERU

Member, Sistema Scotland Advisory Group

Member, Division of Applied Health Sciences Staff Development Group

Member, Technical Advisory Group on Resource Allocation (TAGRA): Remote and Rural Subgroup, Scottish Government


Yakushiji, Anzu “Inequity in HPV vaccination uptake in the UK” (Master in Public Health, University of Aberdeen) 2019

Nakadai, Kaori “Relationship between physical activity and socioeconomic status considering individual characteristics in Scottish children” (Master in Global Health Management, University of Aberdeen) 2019

Coyle, Maeve “Using Q-methodology to derive a Q-set regarding attitudes to food labelling” (Master in Public Health, University of Aberdeen) 2017

Van Doornewaard, Alexander “The role of survey mode upon attribute non-attendance: a stated approach” (Master in Economics of Health, University of Aberdeen) 2015

Teaching responsibilities:

Course Coordinator for the course of Health Economics, MSc Public Health and MSc Global Health and Management


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Arts & Social Sciences, PhD, The impact of rurality and remoteness on hospital costs in Scotland

Area of Expertise

  • Economics and Econometrics


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