Fernando Zanghelini joined the MAPES in June 2021 as a Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) consultant. Formerly, he was an Evidence Synthesis Specialist at the National Institute for Health Research - Innovation Observatory (NIHRIO), Newcastle University, UK (2019-2021). Fernando was a HTA consultant (2014-2018) at the Brazilian Ministry of Health. At the Brazilian Ministry of Health, he worked at the Department of Health Economics and the Department of Management and Incorporation of Health Technologies (DGITS), developing HTA studies, systematic reviews, budget impact, and economic analyses. A qualified pharmacist by the Health Faculty of Pernambuco, Fernando’s research focus was the pharmacotherapeutic follow-up of patients with severe asthma. He holds an MSc’s and PhD in Therapeutic Innovation from the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE) (2014 and 2018, respectively). His PhD thesis was entitled: 'Appraisal the effectiveness of early palliative care in terms of improved quality of life, survival, and cost-saving in advanced cancer patients.' Part of this project was developed in partnership with the Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment (HEHTA) at Glasgow University (UK), where he was a visiting researcher for six months. He also holds an MSc in HTA from Glasgow University (2021) and an MBA in Economics and HTA from the University of São Paulo (USP) (2014).