HDCA’s Health & Disability Thematic group’s Webinar on: “Measuring Capabilities among Individuals with Mental Health Disorders”

The webinar included a presentation by Judit Simon and Paul Anand followed by questions and answers.

Judit Simon is Senior Researcher at the Health Economics Research Centre of the University of Oxford and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. Over the past years, Judit has contributed to several applied economic evaluation and outcome research projects in the areas of mental health, diabetes and perinatology. Her current research focuses on the delivery of cost-effective interventions for people with severe mental health disorders, broader system-level evaluation and international comparison of mental health services, and the operationalisation of the capabilities approach for use in mental health economic studies.

Paul Anand is a Professor at the Open University and Research Associate at the Health Economics Research Centre in Oxford University. Paul has previously held fellowships in Oxford and Cambridge Universities. His work stems from long standing interests in the foundations of decision sciences. Paul has argued for the expansion of decision theory beyond older conceptions of rational choice, something that has, broadly speaking, taken place both in economics and philosophy.  In recent years, he has been interested in the operationalisation of Sen’s capabilities approach to welfare economics and its use in debates about the measurement of progress.