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Hiba leads the REAL Centre’s portfolio on Social Care and Supply. Her work focuses on understanding the impact of supply frictions on the delivery of care services across the health and social care system.

Before joining the Health Foundation, Hiba worked as a lead analyst across various policy areas at the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) for several years. Her last role at DHSC was to lead analysis on the economic and health impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and non-pharmaceutical interventions put in place to mitigate the impact of the pandemic. Hiba has previously also worked at an economics consultancy and as a researcher in the academic sector before joining the civil service.

Hiba is experienced in conducting econometric analysis of large-linked administrative and survey datasets, such as primary care and secondary care prescribing data, Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) and the Labour Force Survey (LFS).

Hiba is also in the final year of her PhD in Economics at Birkbeck, University of London. She has been awarded a studentship from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as part of the UCL, Bloomsbury and East London Doctoral Training Partnership (UBEL DTP). Her academic work examines the role of technological change in healthcare and studies how regulation and contracting for new health technologies impacts the industrial organisation of the pharmaceutical sector in England.

Hiba been a guest lecturer in for the Advanced Econometrics course for MSc Economics students at Birkbeck, University of London. Hiba has a first degree majoring in Economics and Mathematics from the American University in Cairo and an MSc in Economics from the University of Essex.

Lee N, Sameen H, Cowling M, Access to finance for innovative SMEs since the financial crisis. Research Policy 2015; 44(2): 370-380,

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