Dr Michela Tinelli


Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)

Michela Tinelli

Dr Michela Tinelli’s research is primarily concerned with the socioeconomic burden of chronic diseases, the development (and investigation of the benefits of) person centred approaches in social and health care. She is also interested in developing person-relevant outcome measures (PROMs) and their use to inform policy and practice decision making.

With her work at LSE she develops and applies cost and outcome performance measurements and long-term monitoring system to support person centred care and inform policy and practice decision-making across settings.

She is currently collaborating with LSE Consulting on several fronts:

- The evaluation of the socioeconomic burden of chronic diseases and their impact on health and wellbeing as well as person experiences.

- The development and implementation of innovative person-centred services for individuals with chronic diseases.

- The development and implementation of person-centred evaluation tools to monitor performance and functioning of social and health care organisation and delivery.

A few examples of current projects with LSE Consulting where she acts as academic leader include: ABOVE Asthma (Achieving Better Outcomes and Value for Everyone in Asthma), a new service aimed at providing a more clinically effective and cost-effective treatment of asthma; The assessment of benefit and cost-savings of a novel mobile Outpatient Monitor service through measuring effectiveness and economic impact in reducing unnecessary outpatient appointments; The creation of wellbeing and social value indicators to evaluate the social and economic impact of innovation in the arts.

As a quantitative researcher, she has specialist skills in stated preferences techniques and other benefit evaluations in health policy developments, including clinical outcomes, health related quality of life, and patient satisfaction and experiences, which she has applied in benefit and economic evaluations. She has also expertise in survey development and design.

Michela has a PhD (in Health Economics and Primary Care) and an MSc (in Public Health and Health Services Research) from the University of Aberdeen, as well as an MSc (in Pharmacoeconomics) and a Professional Doctorate Degree (in Pharmaceutical Chemistry) from the University of Milan, Italy.


Expertise: chronic disease; health care; health economics; health policy; pharmaceutical chemistry; public health; social care; socioeconomics


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