Maria Ana Matias is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Economics, University of York, United Kingdom. Prior to that, she was an invited assistant professor at Nova School of Business and Economics in Lisbon, Portugal, where she taught Data Analysis and Probabilities. She was also a researcher in the Mission Structure for the Sustainability of the Health Budgetary Programme, which was created by the Portuguese Government to monitor the financial performance of the Portuguese NHS and propose measures to enhance resilience and sustainability.
She holds a PhD in Economics awarded by the Nova School of Business and Economics. Her main areas of research are in health economics applied to mental health. Part of her research focuses on the financing and organisation of mental health systems, socio-economic determinants of mental health, and drivers of adherence to psychotropic medication.