Children, young people & families programme, Public mental health programme, Health inequalities theme
Lancaster University (LiLaC)
Health economics and policy evaluation with a particular focus on the health effects of economic crises and socio-economic status related health inequalities.
What has been your career journey so far?
Master’s in Applied Research in Economics & Business, Autonomous University of Barcelona MSc Health Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam (Rotterdam, the Netherlands) BSc Economics, Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, Spain)
Why did you choose to do a PhD in public health research?
I always wanted that my research could improve in somehow the people’s quality of life. Doing a PhD in public health research allows me to be in contact with and to know the concerns of local public health practitioners and policy-makers.
What is your research focused on?
My research is focused on the health effects of economic shocks, in particular in the mental and physical health of children, young people and older population. I am also focused on socioeconomic status related health inequalities.
Why is it important?
I believe that my research is relevant for policy-makers who are facing crucial budget decisions due to the onset of lockdown's recession in the Spring of 2020. Also, my analysis might help policymakers to design labour policies to better protect the health of their citizens, as well as, mitigate the employment effects of the next economic recession.
What do you like about being a part of the NIHR School for Public Health Research?
NIHR School for Public Health Research allows me to conduct applied health research topics related to the current needs of the public. Also, the NIHR is a well-established institution with well-known researchers in the health economics field.
Personal website: https://sites.google.com/view/mario-martinez-jimenez/about
University’s website profile: https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/health-and-medicine/about-us/people/mario-martinez-jimenez