On Tuesday, 6th February 2024, we held an event at Bangor University to bring people together from all Colleges across the University and other organisations to explore how health economics methods can be incorporated into grant applications for research.
We heard from eight speakers with an audience of over thirty attendees. Our colleagues from different departments and research centres across and outside Bangor University were invited to present their expertise on the theme of One Health. The workshop was opened by Professor Rhiannon Tudor Edwards with a presentation on diversifying health economics and the prospect of applying its methods to climate change research. Dr Sofie Roberts presented on current funding calls and opportunities for collaboration. The workshop was closed by Professor Deb Fitzsimmons, who summarised the series of talks and the call to action towards future work. We have seen funding bodies increasingly put out calls for cross-disciplinary research to address, in part, prevention of avoidable ill health within the context of concerns about the environment and climate change. We will carry on the momentum from this event by developing bids on this topic within the next twelve months.