Eifiona is a Senior Research Fellow in Pharmacoeconomics at the Centre for Health Economics and Medicine Evaluation at Bangor University. She holds a Bachelors degree in Pharmacy from the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology, Cardiff (1992) and in 2005 completed a Masters degree in Health Economics and Management at the University of Sheffield.
After graduating from Cardiff, Eifiona spent 8 years as a hospital pharmacist specialising in oncology, provision of clinical services, funding and business support in both the UK and Australia. Following on from this, Eifiona pursued a career in health economics within the pharmaceutical industry and the consulting environment, working on a wide range of projects including developing and adapting health economic models, budget impact models, cost of illness studies, HTA submissions, orphan drugs and environmental analyses.
She is experienced in a variety of therapy areas including oncology, neurology, respiratory, fertility and mental health. Eifiona also has widespread experience in the development of value communications, manuscripts and posters, and has co-authored peer-reviewed papers in health economics.
Eifiona joined CHEME in 2015 and is currently working on a range of pharmacoeconomic projects, including the NERVES trial on treatments for sciatica and the CF Start study in cystic fibrosis. She also undertakes peer-review of All Wales Medicines Strategy Group submissions and provides health economic support to the All Wales Therapeutics and Toxicology Centre.