Oliver Rivero-Arias joined the Health Economics Research Centre in October 2002 having completed his MSc in Health Economics at the University of York the same year.
main area of research is applied economic evaluation of health care technologies where he
has participated in studies in the areas of low back pain, aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage, coronary heart disease and emotional disorders.
Oliver's methodological interests are the transferability of cost-effectiveness results across countries and the role of missing data in economic evaluation.
In October 2006, Oliver
was awarded a Researcher Development Award from the UK Department of Health
to explore the economic implications of cost-effectiveness analysis alongside multinational clinical trials.
In addition to his
current research, he
has played an active role in methodological studies of the responsiveness of available instruments for measuring back pain conditions, deriving EQ-5D utility values from the SF-12 and the epidemiology of adverse events and litigation in medical negligence.