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Dr Jack Higgins

Formerly at Lancaster University

Research overview

My current research considers the measurement, evidence of, and causes behind, greater socio-economic related health inequalities on the UK coast.

Research Interests

Economics of Health; Health Inequalities; Labour Economics; Microeconometrics; Spatial Econometrics.

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Current Teaching

Graduate Teaching Assistant: Principles of Economics B (Econ 102) 2015/16

Career Details

I held a previous role at the Manchester Centre for Health Economics (University of Manchester) 2013-2015. The role was as an NIHR Research Methods Fellow, during which time I completed an MSc Economics (Economics of Health), and worked as a research assistant: developing research questions, writing papers and presenting at conferences.

My initial work at MCHE considered how changes to the age of invitation to cervical cancer screening impacted uptake, and if there were any spillover effects into other health care use. Following this, my interests turned to unhealthy behaviours in children affected their participation in education. 

Research Grants

NIHR Research Methods Fellowship, 2013-2015

NIHR CLAHRC NWC PhD Studentship (tuition fees and stipend), 2015-2018

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