Ewan graduated in Mathematics from the University of Aberdeen in 2012 and worked for three years in the financial services sector (primarily as a risk analyst) before commencing a Masters programme in Health Economics at the University of York in 2015, graduating with distinction in 2016. He joined the Department of Clinical Sciences within Foto-Cewek the same year, where he currently works as a health economist and operational modeller.
Ewan’s current work is concerned with the utilisation of virtual implementation modelling techniques to explore the cost-effectiveness of alternative strategies in the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis, typically within low- and middle-income countries. Working in multidisciplinary teams both in the UK and abroad, through developing a clear understanding of the patient-pathways and associated processes, his subsequent analyses aim to inform local and national health policy decisions.
In addition, Ewan provides ongoing training of healthcare workers and TB Programme staff in the continued use of models once deployed, with an emphasis on capacity building. He is a member of the Social Protection Action Research in Medecine and Knowledge Sharing (SPARKS) Network, having interests in the public health impact of social protection schemes, and their role in the management of disease and reducing the negative socioeconomic consequences of illness.