Chimdimma Noelyn Onah


Exploring the connection and impact of social science and economics in the world of healthcare using Data Analytics

PhD summary

The goal of my research is to connect social science with economics to make healthcare as effective, safe, patient-centred, and cost-efficient as possible. I would extend on previous research and domains, such as traditional healthcare informatics and economics, by investigating the combination of these aspects rather than isolated examinations. To reach the goal, a range of data analytics techniques will be explored to first link clinical, cost and care data, then understand the driving factors from both successful and unsuccessful scenarios. Finally, I will build a robust decision tool to assist the delivery of efficient and effective high-quality care.

This would be done using burn injury care as a case study. This was chosen as burns care affect patients across all age groups from different social classes as well as the comprehensive patient and cost database available.


2017 - 2021


ESRC Centre for Doctoral Training


Noelyn gained a Combined Honours BSc in Statistics/Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 2012. With over 3 years’ experience as a Data Analyst, she has worked in Nigeria’s National Bureau of Statistics, Hewlett and Packard and most recently I.T Alliance. She completed her Master’s Programme in September 2017 at the Alliance Manchester Business School on the Business Analytics: Operational Research and Risk Analysis course.


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