Dr Colin Ridyard joins CaHRU as a health economist and econometrist

Having joined CaHRU this October 2020 as a Post-doctoral Research Associate in Health Economics and Econometrics, Colin will be working on national NIHR funded studies of Community First Responders and studies using ambulance data investigating implementation and improvement as part of the NIHR ARC East Midlands. He intends to use his NHS and research background in healthcare studies to contribute to these and other projects in pre-hospital emergency care.

Prior to joining CaHRU, Colin completed his PhD at the University of Exeter, where he used whole cell microbiological techniques to investigate ways of synthesizing novel antiviral active pharmaceutical ingredients. Prior to, during and after his PhD, he worked as a research chemist in the manufacturing industry. Colin subsequently worked in the NHS as a Modernisation Officer before moving to Bangor University to work as a researcher in Health Economics.

Colin’s background is multidisciplinary and diverse. He has developed expertise in health economic analysis and research methods across various fields including randomised clinical trials, database design, data mapping, methodological development, and infection control. His research resulted in several journal publication contributions and conference talks in the fields of paediatric intensive care and Type 1 Diabetes. His ongoing academic interests include healthcare resource use, medical statistics, intervention-based research, seamless big data analysis and becoming a member of the Higher Education Academy. Colin intends to use his versatile research experience in future projects in order to inform better practices in the health and social care sector.

In his free time, Colin continues to train for his 2nd Dan in Shotokan Karate, write and walk in his beloved Snowdonia Mountain Range.

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