Claire de Oliveira is a Reader in Health Economics at the Hull York Medical School and the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York. She is one of the School's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Champions (with a focus on gender) and co-lead of the Athena SWAN committee.
Claire de Oliveira joined the Hull York Medical School in November 2019. Prior to that, she was Head of the Mental Health Economics Unit at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, Ontario, where she still holds an appointment as a Health Economist. In addition, she is an Associate Professor (status only) at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, an Adjunct Scientist at ICES, and Expert Lead in cancer economics at the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer.
Her main areas of research are in health economics and health services research applied to mental health and child health. Part of her program of research focuses on the role of mental health on health utilisation and costs among high-cost patients, quality of care among patients with severe mental illness, and health and wellbeing among children and its impact on later life outcomes. In addition, she has led research around the estimation of the economic burden of cancer care in Canada.