Dr. Valerio Benedetto

Research Associate - Health Technology Assessment Group

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing

Brook Building, BB423

+44 (0) 1772 89 4581

vbenedetto@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Health, Economics

Valerio Benedetto is a Research Associate in the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing and his research focuses on Health Economics.

He completed a PhD in Transport Economics and Regulation at the University of Leeds in 2016. His qualifications include Master’s degrees in Economics at the universities of York (2012) and Ferrara (2010).

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Valerio is part of the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Group, and works on health-related projects, focusing on economic and statistical analysis. His educational background is mainly in Economics and Statistics, and he has specialised in Health Economics.

Qualifications

  • 2012-2016 – PhD Transport Economics and Regulation - Thesis: The impacts of regulatory structures on the efficiency of European railway systems, University of Leeds, UK.
  • 2010-2012 – MSc Economics, University of York, UK.
  • 2007-2010 – Master Degree in Applied Economics and Economic Policies, University of Ferrara, Italy.
  • 2004-2007 – Undergraduate Degree in Economics & Accounting, University of Bologna, Italy.

Research Groups

  • Health Technology Assessment Group

Teaching activities and responsibilities

  • 2020
    • “Summary Statistics for Health Care Professionals”, delivered to students of the module HI2002 “Research for Operating Department Practice”.
  • 2019
    • “Appraisal criteria for Randomised Controlled Trials and Observational Studies” delivered to students of the module NU4073 “Evidence of Practice”.
    • “Summary Statistics for Health Care Professionals”, delivered to students of the module HI2002 “Research for Operating Department Practice”.
    • “Summary Statistics for Health Care Professionals”, delivered to Research Interns at the Faculty of Health & Wellbeing.
  • 2018
    • “Appraisal criteria for Randomised Controlled Trials and Observational Studies” delivered to students of the module NU4073 “Evidence of Practice”.
    • “Summary Statistics for Health Care Professionals”, delivered to students of the module NU2335 “The Research Process”.
    • “Summary Statistics for Health Care Professionals”, delivered to Clinical Research teams and Research Interns funded by NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care North West Coast (NIHR CLAHRC NWC).
  • 2017
    • “Summary Statistics for Health Care Professionals”, delivered to LTHTR and CLAHRC interns, and LTHTR, ELHT and BFWH NHS Trusts.

Research Activities

  • Design and plan of the economic and statistical components within health research projects.
  • Implementation of economic and statistical analyses.
  • Preparation of bids for research funding.

Publications

Benedetto, V., Whittaker, K., Wilson, N., Storey, H., and Daune, D. (2020), Accelerated programmes in children’s nursing to tackle the workforce gap in the United Kingdom: a cost-consequences analysis, Nurse Education Today. 86(220). CLoK URL: clok.uclan.ac.uk/31179/ - ID: 31179.

Bray, E., Mcmahon, N., Bangee, M., Al-Khalidi, A.H., Benedetto, V., Chauhan, U., Clegg, A., Georgiou, R., Gibson, J., Lane, D., Lip, G., Lightbody, C.E., Sekhar, A., Chatterjee, K. and Watkins, C.L. (2019), Diagnostic workup in cases of cryptogenic stroke: protocol for a systematic review and comparison of international clinical practice guidelines, Systematic Reviews. 8(331), pp. 1-5. CLoK URL: clok.uclan.ac.uk/30882/ - ID: 30882.

Banerjee, A., Benedetto, V., Gichuru, P., Burnell, J., Sotiris, A., Schilling, R., Strain, W.D., Ryan, R., Watkins, C., Marshall, T., Sutton, C. (2019), Adherence and persistence to direct oral anticoagulants in atrial fibrillation: a population-based study, Heart. 106, pp. 119-126. CLoK URL: clok.uclan.ac.uk/29866/ - ID: 29866.

Stanmore, E., Mavroeidi, A., de Jong, L.D., Skelton, D.A., Sutton, C.J., Benedetto, V., Munford, L.A., Wytske, M., Bell, V., Todd, C.J. (2019), The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of strength and balance Exergames to reduce falls risk for people aged 55 years and older in UK assisted living facilities: A multi-centre, cluster randomised controlled trial, BMC Medicine. 17(49), pp. 1-14. CLoK URL: clok.uclan.ac.uk/26133/ - ID: 26133.

Patel, K., Watkins, C.L., Sutton, C.J., Holland, E.-J., Benedetto, V., Auton, M.F., Barer, D., Chatterjee, K. and Lightbody, C.E. (2018), Motivational interviewing for low mood and adjustment early after stroke: a feasibility randomised trial, Pilot and Feasibility Studies. 152(4), pp. 1-13. CLoK URL: clok.uclan.ac.uk/24218/ - ID: 24218.

Smith, A.S.J., Benedetto, V. and Nash, C.A. (2018), The Impact of Economic Regulation on the Efficiency of European Railway Systems, Journal of Transport Economics and Policy. 52(2), pp. 113-136. CLoK URL: clok.uclan.ac.uk/21307/ - ID: 21307.

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Conferences

  • Research at UCLan (2020), Preston, UK. Poster co-author and presenter
  • 11th UK Stroke Forum Conference (2016), Liverpool, UK. Poster co-author and presenter.
  • 4th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures (2015), Florence School of Regulation, San Domenico di Fiesole (Florence), Italy. Paper co-author and presenter.
  • Young Economists' Meeting (2015), Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. Paper co-author and presenter.
  • 4th White Rose Doctoral Training Centre Economics Conference (2015), University of Leeds, UK. Paper co-author and presenter.

Projects

  • IMPROVing Stroke CarE in India (IMPROVISE).
  • Global Greening of Prisons: Examining how horticulture programmes impact wellbeing.
  • SPUtNIk Trial - Accuracy and Cost-Effectiveness of Dynamic Contrast Enhanced Computed Tomography in the Characterisation of Solitary Pulmonary Nodules.
  • Investigating the Detection of CRYPTogenic stroke (ID-CRYPT).
  • Identifying and Improving End of Life Care for Stroke in Hospitals.
  • The Holistic Needs Assessment in Cancer Care: Identifying Barriers and Facilitators to Implementation.
  • Adherence and persistence to direct oral anticoagulants in atrial fibrillation.

Projects (Continued)

  • The Role of Self-Monitoring in the Prevention of Cardiovascular Risk.
  • EvAC: Evaluation of two Accelerated Children’s Nursing Programmes.
  • Motivational Interviewing - Chester case study.
  • Exergames: A multi-centre, cluster randomised controlled trial comparing falls prevention with remote monitoring against standard falls prevention programmes for community dwelling older adults at risk of falls.
  • ICARE: Improving Cardiac Arrest Recognition and Effectiveness.
  • ASTUTE: Acute Stroke Telemedicine: Utility, Training and Evaluation.