Elizabeth Lemmon

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Elizabeth Lemmon

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Edinburgh Health Economics, University of Edinburgh



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Elizabeth is Research Fellow in Health Economics working at the University of Edinburgh within the Edinburgh Health Economics group. Prior to joining EHE, Elizabeth completed her PhD in Economics – “Essays on the provision of long term care to older adults in Scotland” – at the University of Stirling. She has an MSc in Economics from the University of Edinburgh and a BA with Honours in Economics from the  University of Stirling.

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Elizabeth’s broad research interest concerns the use of routine or administrative health and care data within the field of health economic research. More specifically she is interested in patterns in use and the costs associated with care for older people, specialising in unpaid care and care within the community. Her current research focuses on colorectal cancer in Scotland. Elizabeth also runs a platform for Early Career Researchers Using Scottish Administrative Data (eCRUSADers) which aims to share knowledge and experiences of using administrative data for research.

Research projects on COVID and Long-Term Care

Bell D, Comas-Herrera A, Henderson D, Jones S, Lemmon E, Moro M, Murphy S, O’Reilly D and Patrignani P, 2020. COVID-19 mortality and long-term care: a UK comparison. Article in LTCcovid.org, International LongTerm Care Policy Network, CPEC-LSE, August 2020. Available: here.

Comas-Herrera A, Zalakaín J, Litwin C, Hsu AT, Lemmon E, Henderson D and Fernández J-L (2020). Mortality associated with COVID-19 outbreaks in care homes: early international evidence. Article in LTCcovid.org, International Long-Term Care Policy Network, CPEC-LSE, 26 June 2020. Available: here.

Bell D, Henderson D, Lemmon E and Moro M (2020). Deaths in Scottish care homes and COVID19. LTCcovid, International Long-Term Care Policy Network, CPEC-LSE, 9 June 2020. Available: here.

Key publications

Lemmon, E., 2020. Utilisation of Personal Care Services in Scotland: The Influence of Unpaid Carers. Journal of Long-Term Care, (2020), pp.54–69. DOI: http://doi.org/10.31389/jltc.23

Lemmon, E., Hanna, C., Morris, E and Hall, P, 2021. Health economic studies of colorectal cancer and the contribution of administrative data: A systematic review. European Journal of Cancer Care, 30:5. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecc.13477

Hanna, C., Lemmon, E., Ennis, H., Jones, R. , Hay, J., Halliday, R., Clark, S., Morris, E. and Hall, P, 2021. Creation of the first national linked colorectal cancer dataset in Scotland: prospects for future research and a reflection on lessons learned: Creation of Scottish colorectal cancer dataset for research purposes. International Journal of Population Data Science. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.23889%2Fijpds.v6i1.1654

Bell, D and Lemmon, E, (2021- in preparation). The Economics of Long-term Care. The Routledge Handbook of the Economics of Ageing. In production.