I am currently finishing my PhD in public health, economics, and decision science at the University of Sheffield, UK. In my research, I try to figure out how to value things that are invaluable (health, well-being, life, etc). Occasionally, I also develop health economic models and interactive user interfaces.
My background is in clinical medicine and health service research: I initially trained as a medical doctor; and I got a doctoral degree from the Institute for Health Systems Research, University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany. I also hold a Research Master’s degree in health sciences from Maastricht University, the Netherlands.
I am interested in the measurement and valuation of health in the context of health economic evaluations. More specifically, I am studying normative aspects of the aggregation of individual health state preferences into a social preference. For my research, I draw on methods and perspectives from various fields, combining health economics and cost-effectiveness modelling with ideas from game, social choice, and democratic theory.
Apart from this, I have wide-reaching research interests in open science, health inequalities, the use of R and R Shiny for efficient and transparent decision modeling, and the generation of actionable evidence from real-world data. I like learning new things and I am happy to collaborate on interdisciplinary research projects.
Individual and social health state preferences: theoretical and methodological advances in the valuation of health
Schneider P, van Hout B, Heisen M, Devlin N, Brazier J. The Online Elicitation of Personal Utility Functions (OPUF) tool: a new method for valuing health states. Wellcome Open Research, https://wellcomeopenresearch.org/articles/7-14/v1
Schneider PP, van Hout B, Devlin N, Brazier J. Not just another EQ-5D-5L value set for the UK: using the ‘OPUF’ approach to study health preferences on the societal-, group-, and individual person-level. 2021. Working paper
Schneider PP. Setting Dead at Zero? On the contingency of the utility unit scale. 2020. Working paper
Schneider PP, van Hout B, Brazier J. Fair interpersonal utility comparison in the context of health valuation studies: early results of a new multi-step preference aggregation procedure. 2020. EuroQol ECR discussion paper
Schneider PP. Interpersonal comparability of health state utilities: why it is unfair to measure preferences in units of full-health-time, and what we can do about it. 2019. HESG discussion paper