Associate Professor Mara Violato
BSc, MSc, PhD
- Health Economics Research Centre
- MSc in Global Health Science Module Lead for Health Economics
Mara Violato joined HERC in September 2006. Mara graduated in Economics at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy) in 1998. She obtained her MSc in Economics from the University of Glasgow in 2000, her PhD in Economics from the University of Dundee in 2006, and her Doctorate in Economics from the University of Milano Bicocca (Italy) in 2007. Her research interests include (child) health inequalities, health econometrics, economic evaluations in various disease areas, economic aspects of perinatal and paediatric care, health care utilisation and costs, ethnicity and health, (child) mental health, respiratory health, coeliac disease and gastrointestinal infections.
Mara is currently working on a number of NIHR and MRC funded economic evaluations alongside randomised controlled trials in the area of treatments of child anxiety (OVERCOMING, MACH, T-CAP), and ophthalmology (ECHoES). She is the PI of a Coeliac UK-funded projected aimed to further explore what it is like to live with coeliac disease in the United Kingdom, both before and after the condition has been diagnosed. She also leads the health economics component of the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Gastrointestinal Infections, a 5-year interdisciplinary research programme in collaboration with the Universities of Liverpool and East Anglia and Public Health England to generate new strategies for control of diarrheal diseases. Prior to this appointment, Mara worked as research assistant and teaching fellow in economics at the University of Dundee.