Research Fellow in Behavioural Economics

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Economics, Academic, Applied Institute of Research in Economics (AIRE)
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Curriculum Vitae:
Neel Ocean CV


  • 2012 - 2017 | PhD Economics | University of Warwick
    New Directions in Behavioural Economics: Essays on Personality and Well-being
    Supervisors: Professor Andrew Oswald and Dr Daniel Sgroi
  • 2010 - 2011 | MSc Economics | London School of Economics
    Extended essay title: Does a higher level of foreign aid increase corruption?
  • 2005 - 2008 | BSc Mathematics and Economics | London School of Economics
    First Class Honours



Work experience

  • 2018 -  | Research Fellow in Behavioural Economics | Leeds University Business School
    2 year position with Dr Peter Howley, funded by the ‘I Know Food’ programme
  • 2017 - 2018  | Postdoctoral Research Associate | University of Exeter
    Health economics research and health economic modelling as part of the NICE health technology assessment programme.
  • 2013 - 2017  | Part-Time Teaching Fellow | University of Warwick
    Courses taught:
     - Behavioural Economics, Introductory Mathematics and Statistics (both masters level);
     - Economics of Industry: Strategy, Economics for Business, Economics 2, Mathematical Economics (all undergraduate level)
  • 2008 - 2010  | Infrastructure, Government, and Healthcare Analyst | KPMG, London
    Programme and project management support, reporting, Excel modelling, risk checks.
    Worked on the following projects: ‘World Class Skills’, The Olympic Security Directorate, DfT procurement, economic report on Hackney Academy.


  • 2016 CAGE research funding | University of Warwick
    Obtained research funding to undertake an online survey about well-being priorities.
  • 2012 3-year ESRC PhD studentship | University of Warwick
    Successfully obtained a studentship towards a PhD in Economics.


  • 2014 - 2016 DR@W forum | University of Warwick
    Presented various working papers on multiple occasions.
  • 2015 National Sociology Conference | University of Leicester
    Oral presentation of PhD work on personality mismatch and worker well-being.
  • 2015 3-minute thesis competition finalist | University of Warwick
    Reached the final of the Warwick 3-minute thesis competition.

Reports and Working Papers

Reports for NICE

  • Varley-Campbell J, Mújica-Mota R, Coelho H, Ocean N, Barnish M, Packman D, Dodman S, Cooper C, Snowsill T, Kay T, Liversedge N, Parr M, Knight L, Hyde C, Shennan A, Hoyle M. (2018) Biomarker tests to help diagnose preterm labour in women with intact membranes.
    The monograph for this report is currently under review by the HTAi journal from the NIHR.
  • Tikhonova I, Long L, Ocean N, Barnish M, Robinson S, Nikram E, Bello S, Dodman S, Halpin D, Hoyle M. (2018) Benralizumab for severe asthma: a single technology appraisal.

Working Paper Titles


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