José Leal joined the Health Economics Research Centre in January 2004, having completed his MSc in Health Economics at the University of York in 2003. In 2010, José completed a doctoral thesis at the University of Oxford on the use of multi-parameter evidence synthesis to inform economic evaluations.
During his time in HERC, José has been involved on projects evaluating the economic burden of chronic diseases as well as several economic evaluations across a range of diseases.
His main research interests concern cardiovascular disease, diabetes and musculoskeletal diseases.
José is also a health economics advisor for the NIHR RDS South Central and supervises MSc and DPhil students.
Cost-effectiveness analysis of a pragmatic randomized trial evaluating surgical reconstruction versus rehabilitation in patients with long-standing anterior cruciate ligament injury.
Leal J. et al, (2024), Bone Joint J, 106-B, 38 - 45
A Randomised Controlled Trial of Automated VR Therapy to Improve Positive Self-Beliefs and Psychological Wellbeing in Young People Diagnosed with Psychosis: Study Protocol for the Phoenix VR Self-Confidence Therapy Trial
FREEMAN D., (2023), BMJ Open
Comparison of medical resources and costs among patients with coronary heart disease and impaired glucose tolerance in the Acarbose Cardiovascular Evaluation trial.
Morrow LM. et al, (2023), J Diabetes
Patient journey and costs through a brain health clinic compared with a memory clinic: a costing study.
Cunningham LA. et al, (2023), Lancet, 402 Suppl 1
Economic burden of cardiovascular diseases in the European Union: a population-based cost study.
Luengo-Fernandez R. et al, (2023), Eur Heart J