Alex J Turner, PhD

Associate Director of Statistics, Data Analytics and Design Strategy
Practice Area:
Manchester, United Kingdom

PhD, Medicine (Health Economics)
MSc, Economics & Econometrics
BSc, Economics
The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

Alex Turner, PhD, is an Associate Director in the Data Analytics and Design Strategy team at RTI-HS, and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Manchester. He has over 9 years of experience as a health economist within consulting and academic environments. Dr. Turner’s work has focused on the development and application of novel and standard statistical methodologies in multiple therapeutic areas. He has experience conducting a range of statistical analyses, including quality-of-life studies, utility analyses, mapping studies, trial-based economic evaluations, and database analyses including the analysis of Hospital Episode Statistics (HES). He also has extensive experience in the application of causal inference methods (such as matching, weighting, instrumental variables, difference-in differences, and synthetic control methods) to evaluate the impacts of various exposures, treatments, and health policies alongside observational data. Prior to joining RTI-HS, Dr Turner worked as a Presidential Research Fellow at the University of Manchester, where he led and managed numerous policy-orientated projects funded by organisations such as the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR).

Dr. Turner has published his research in leading peer-reviewed journals including The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet Public Health, PharmacoEconomics, Value in Health, Health Economics, and Social Science and Medicine, and his work has been presented at international conferences including those held by the European Association of Health Economics (EuHEA), International Society of PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), and the American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon). Dr. Turner has also given invited seminars at prestigious institutions such as the University of Oxford and the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York, and his research has featured in leading national newspapers including the Guardian, The Times, and The Daily Telegraph, and on televised news channels such as Sky News and LBC.