Professor Jennifer Whitty is Head of the Health Economics Group at the Norwich Medical School at the University of East Anglia, UK. She is also an Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland in Australia. Jennifer is an applied health economist with a professional background in pharmacy. Her research focusses in particular on evaluating preferences, choices and values around health and healthcare delivery and using these preferences to inform economic evaluation and health care decision-making.
Jennifer’s research is supported by competitive and industry funding, including the Australian Research Council (ARC), National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), and Departments of Health. She is a founding member of the International Academy of Health Preference Research (IAHPR), has authored over 100 peer-reviewed journal publications and is a member of the Editorial Board for the international journals “Medical Decision Making” and “Applied Health Economics and Health Policy”. She has provided direct input to Government policy-making, including consultancy to the Australian Department of Health contributing to their health technology assessment processes.