Helen Dakin joined the Health Economics Research Centre in February 2008. Before starting at HERC, she worked at Abacus International and completed her MSc in Economic Evaluation in Healthcare at City University. She previously graduated from Cambridge University with Masters and Bachelor's degrees in Biochemistry. In 2014, she completed a DPhil at the University of Oxford on the optimal methods for conducting economic evaluations of factorial clinical trials.
Her current projects include: the STAR trial, which evaluates radiotherapy alongside bevacizumab (Avastin) in age-related macular degeneration; the ACHE study, which evaluates clinical tools and thresholds for selecting patients for joint replacement; and the KAT trial, which assesses the cost-effectiveness of different types of knee replacement component.
Research paper on factors influencing NICE decisions available here.