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Lazaros Andronis

 

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Senior Research Fellow
 

Contact   

WMS - Population Evidence and Technologies
University of Warwick
Coventry
CV4 7AL
Tel: 02476574490
Email: L.Andronis@warwick.ac.uk

Research Interests

Dr Andronis' research focuses on the use of economic and decision-analytic methods to study and inform the allocation of public resources to health care programmes and health-related research.

Dr Andronis has methodological interests in the use of statistical methods in economic evaluation, the application of analytic approaches (such as 'value of information' and 'payback of research') in determining the economic value of publicly-funded research and, more broadly, in the use of health care and social sciences research methods to answer economic questions about health and health care.

Currently, Dr Andronis is the lead health economist in three large NIHR-funded projects:

  • BISTRO: Clinical and cost-effectiveness of bioimpedance analysis for fluid management in dialysis patients. Principal Investigator: Prof S. Davies (Keele). Funded by the National Institute of Health Research Health Technology Assessment (NIHR HTA) programme.
  • BASIL3: The clinical and cost effectiveness of new minimally invasive treatments for patients with critical limb ischaemia. Principal Investigator: Prof A. Bradbury (Birmingham). Funded by the NIHR HTA programme.
  • ROSSINI II: Reduction Of Surgical Site Infection using several Novel Interventions. A multi-arm, multi-stage surgical RCT utilising an adaptive design. Principal Investigator: Mr T. Pinkney. Funded by the NIHR HTA programme.

Dr Andronis is responsible for designing the economic components of these studies and overseeing the completion of their analyses.


Selected past projects Dr Andronis has been involved in include:

  • Identifying cost-effective ways of preventing cardiovascular disease. Public health project commissioned by the NICE Centre for Public Health Excellence.
  • Identifying cost-effective ways of preventing skin cancer'. Public health project funded by the NICE Centre for Public Health Excellence.
  • Sensitivity analysis in economic evaluation: An audit of NICE current practice and a review of its use and value in decision making'. Methodological study exploring the practice and role of sensitivity analysis in decision making. Funded by the NIHR HTA programme
  • Appraisal of Infliximab for the treatment of acute and sub-accute exacerbations of ulcerative colitis. Single Technology Appraisals undertaken on behalf of NICE
  • Economic evaluation of early access to MRI scan for patients with knee problems. Funded by the Medical Research Council.
  • Economic evaluation of bone-protecting treatments in patients with metastatic prostate cancer. Funded by the NIHR HTA programme.
  • Economic evaluation of the Venner PneuX endotracheal tube for the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia.

Biography

Dr Lazaros Andronis is a Senior Research Fellow in Health Economics, holding a split role with Warwick Evidence and Warwick CTU.

Before his appointment at Warwick in July 2017, Dr Andronis held the posts of Research Fellow (2006-2009), NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow (2009-2012) and Lecturer in Health Economics (2012-2017) at the Health Economics Unit of the University of Birmingham.

In the last 8 years, Dr Andronis has been involved in designing, coordinating and conducting methodological and applied health economics research funded by various national bodies, including NICE, NIHR and MRC. He has published in top-tier health economics and interdisciplinary journals and he has presented his work at international conferences and invited seminars.

From 2013 to 2017, Lazaros led the team of Birmingham-based health economists who provide advice on research proposals through the NIHR Research Service Design West Midlands (RDS WM) programme. Dr Andronis is also a regural reviewer of manuscripts and grant applications, an Editorial Board Member of Medical Decision Making and a member of the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit North West funding panel.

Alongside research, Dr Andronis has been actively involved in teaching, through delivering lectures to undergraduate Economics and postgraduate Health Economics students, as well as through leading taught modules and supervising and mentoring postgraduate and doctoral students.

Research Projects

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Publications

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Post Graduate Supervision

  • Decision analytic modelling for the prevention of vitamin D deficiency in England and Wales Date of Completion:2017
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