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Dr Angela Bate

Associate Professor

Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Dr Angela Bate is a Health Economist and Health Services Researcher with a national and international reputation in the development and application of health economic methods in complex (public health) evaluations. Before joining Northumbria University in 2017, Angela worked at Newcastle University for fourteen years as a Senior Research Fellow and member of the NIHR NENC Research Design Service (RDS). It was also whilst at Newcastle that Angela completed her PhD entitled "Managing Scarcity: understanding and developing healthcare commissioning", which utilised quantitative and qualitative research to interrogate approaches to primary care commissioning. Prior to this, Angela previously worked at York University (Centre for Health Economics), Aberdeen University (Health Economics Research Unit), and freelance for The Department of International Development (DfID), The British Council, and Save the Children UK. Angela is actively involved in regional, national and international research organisations including as an Associate member of Fuse (the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health) and member of the Complex Systems research group; the National Institute for Health Research School for Public Health Research; and the Social Value International Academic Research Group.

Angela Bate

Campus Address

Room H009
Coach Lane Campus West, Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Angela's research interests are around the use of health economics in public health evaluation and commissioning. Angela has published widely in this area as well as leading and contributing to a number of national funded research council, Department of Health, and NIHR research grants. Angela’s recent funding successes represent innovative developments in health economic methodological research in ‘realist economic evaluation’, working in collaboration with realist methodologists to conduct initial research to study the feasibility of developing realist economic evaluation methods within a range of applied complex evaluations (including Parkinson’s UK, National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment (NIHR HTA), Foundation of Light, and Marie Curie). This research represents a growing area of methodological development and expertise in both health economics and realist evaluation, appeals to policy makers, and is gaining traction with research funders. Furthermore, Angela’s research in the area of public health evaluation seeks to integrate and study the application of boarder social measures of benefits and outcomes such as Social Return on Investments (SROI) and Social Network Analysis.  Currently funded research:

Rapid Response Services in End of Life Care: What Works for Whom and in Which Circumstances? (Marie Curie. PI: Amanda Clarke and Joanne Atkinson, Northumbria University)

SAFEguarding children in Substance exPosed fAmilies by supporting the non-using CaregivEr: Safe Space. (MRC PHIND. PI: Ruth McGovern, Newcastle University)

A rapid realist and economic evaluation of care in leg ulceration. (The Burdett Trust. PI: Fania Pagnamenta, Northumbria University)

Improving engagement and health and care outcomes for adults with co-existing mental health and substance misuse conditions. (NIHR HTA. PI: Elizabeth Hughes, University of Leeds).

Exploring and understanding the scope and value to the Parkinson’s nurse in the UK – the USP project. (Parkinson’s UK. PI: Annette Hand, Northumbria University).

Key Publications

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  • Attracting, recruiting and retaining nurses and care workers working in care homes: the need for a nuanced understanding informed by evidence and theory, Devi, R., Goodman, C., Dalkin, S., Bate, A., Wright, J., Jones, L., Spilsbury, K. 1 Jan 2021, In: Age and Ageing
  • Systematic Review of Studies Using Conjoint Analysis Techniques to Investigate Patients' Preferences Regarding Osteoarthritis Treatment, Al-Omari, B., McMeekin, P., Bate, A. 3 Feb 2021, In: Patient Preference and Adherence
  • Exploring and understanding the scope and value of the Parkinson’s nurse in the UK (The USP Project): a realist economic evaluation protocol, Brown, S., Dalkin, S., Bate, A., Bradford, R., Allen, C., Brittain, K., Clarke, A., Hand, A. Oct 2020, In: BMJ Open
  • Impact of emergency care centralisation on mortality and efficiency, Price, C., McCarthy, S., Bate, A., McMeekin, P. 1 Apr 2020, In: Emergency Medicine Journal
  • Information sharing challenges in end-of-life care: a qualitative study of patient, family and professional perspectives on the potential of an Electronic Palliative Care Co-ordination System, Standing, H., Patterson, B., Lee, M., Dalkin, S., Lhussier, M., Bate, A., Exley, C., Brittain, K. Oct 2020, In: BMJ Open
  • The Shared Decision for Osteoarthritis Treatments, Al-Omari, B., Bate, A., McMeekin, P. 30 Jul 2019, In: Orthopedic Research Online Journal
  • A longitudinal, observational study examining the relationships of patient satisfaction with services and mental well-being to their clinical course in young people with Type 1 diabetes mellitus during transition from child to adult health services, Gray, S., Cheetham, T., McConachie, H., Mann, K., Parr, J., Pearce, M., Colver, A., Bate, A. 1 Sep 2018, In: Diabetic Medicine
  • Characteristics of young people with long term conditions close to transfer to adult health services, Merrick, H., McConachie, H., Le Couteur, A., Mann, K., Parr, J., Pearce, M., Colver, A., Bate, A., Bennett, C., Dovey-Pearce, G., McDonagh, J., Rapley, T., Reape, D., Vale, L., Chater, N., Gleeson, H., Bem, A., Bennett, S., Billson, A., Bruce, S., Cheetham, T., Howlett, D., Huma, Z., Linden, M., Lohan, M., Macfarlane, J., Meek, M., Milne, J., Owens, J., Thalange, N. 30 Sep 2015, In: BMC Health Services Research
  • Implementing world class commissioning competencies, McCafferty, S., Williams, I., Hunter, D., Robinson, S., Donaldson, C., Bate, A. 1 Jan 2012, In: Journal of Health Services Research and Policy
  • Priority setting in healthcare: towards guidelines for the program budgeting and marginal analysis framework, Peacock, S., Mitton, C., Ruta, D., Donaldson, C., Bate, A., Hedden, L. Oct 2010, In: Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research

PGR Supervision

Andrew Bailey Improving lives through the power of football: A realist evaluation of the Foundation of Light’s community and education programmes for children and young people Start Date: 06/05/2020 End Date: 02/09/2021


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