Dr James Jarrett

Former Lecturer in Public Health Economics

James has left CEDAR.


  • PhD Health Economics – UEA
  • MA Development Economics – UEA
  • BA Economics – Wheaton College, Massachusetts, USA

Background and experience
After finishing his MA in Development Economics at the University of East Anglia, James was an ODI Fellow and Planning Officer in the Ministry of Health and Population in Malawi. From 2003 until 2010, he has been a researcher at UEA exploring the health economic impact of genetic diseases and technologies.  He has also worked with the Health Protection Agency on an economic evaluation of a mobile TB screening unit in London. Most recently, James completed his PhD on the economics of Cystic Fibrosis care in the east of England and an economic evaluation of newborn screening for CF.

Work and interests
James’ work involved modelling the economic impact of complex diseases which are influenced by unhealthy lifestyles as well as investigating the impact of active transport policies on health and on the NHS.

Professional memberships and roles