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Wolfson Institute of Population Health

Dr Florian Tomini


Lecturer in Health Economics

Telephone: 020 7882 6130
Room Number: 1.15


I work as a senior health economist at the Health Economics and Policy Research Unit, which is a part of the Wolfson Institute of Population Health (WIPH). My primary responsibility at WIPH is to lead the health economic work in the Blood Transfusion Research Unit - Data Driven Transfusion Practice, along with several other clinical trials and research projects. I joined Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in 2018 as a Lecturer in Health Economics. Before joining QMUL, I worked as a research fellow and lecturer of health economics at the University College London (UK), the University of Amsterdam (NL), and Maastricht University (NL). At QMUL, I am also a convener for the Asthma UK-CAR methodology group and serve as a health economics advisor for the Research Design Service (RDS) London and NIHR Research Support Service (RSS).

I hold a PhD in Economics and Public Policy Analysis from Maastricht University (NL). Additionally, I have an MSc in Social Protection Financing from the Faculty of Economics and Business at Maastricht University (NL), as well as an MSc in Economics and Management from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Tirana (Albania). Throughout my career, I have provided my expertise on health and social policy matters to various national and international organisations such as NICE (UK), WHO, and The World Bank.

My main goal as a health economist is to examine the complex intricate relationship between optimising healthcare and allocating scarce resources. I use a range of advanced techniques to evaluate cost-effectiveness, model decision-making, and conduct evidence synthesis. My approach is grounded in the latest statistical and epidemiological research methods, which enable me to provide valuable insights into the complex dynamics of the healthcare industry. With my expertise, I can help organisations make informed decisions that optimise healthcare outcomes while maximising economic efficiency.


BSc Global Health: Introduction to Health Economics


Research Interests:

Florian’s current research interests include: health economic evaluations and health technology assessment, health and social policy analysis, health micro-econometric analysis and health care financing.


Research Groups: 

Centre for Primary Care and Public Health, QMUL
Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit, QMUL


Tomini F, Prinzen F, van Asselt ADI. A review of economic evaluation models for cardiac resynchronization therapy with implantable cardioverter defibrillators in patients with heart failure. Eur J Health Econ 17(9):1159-1172 Dec 2016

Tomini F, Tomini SM, Groot W. Understanding the value of social networks in life satisfaction of elderly people: a comparative study of 16 European countries using SHARE data. BMC Geriatr 16(1):203 01 Dec 2016

Tomini F, Groot W, Tomini SM. Informal care and gifts to and from older people in Europe: The interlinks between giving and receiving. BMC Health Serv Res 16(1):603 21 Oct 2016

Ramaekers BLT, Riemsma R, Tomini F, van Asselt T, Deshpande S, Duffy S, Armstrong N, Severens JL, Kleijnen J, Joore MA. Abiraterone Acetate for the Treatment of Chemotherapy-Naïve Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer: An Evidence Review Group Perspective of an NICE Single Technology Appraisal. Pharmacoeconomics 35(2):191-202 Feb 2017

Westwood M, Ramaekers B, Whiting P, Tomini F, Joore M, Armstrong N, Ryder S, Stirk L, Severens J, Kleijnen J. Procalcitonin testing to guide antibiotic therapy for the treatment of sepsis in intensive care settings and for suspected bacterial infection in emergency department settings: a systematic review and cost-effectiveness analysis. Health Technol Assess 19(96)

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