Research Supervisor Details

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Emeritus Prof Ronald Akehurst
r.l.akehurst@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research
Mr Robert Akparibo
R.Akparibo@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Broad area of research interest:

  • Malnutrition: under-and overnutrition
  • Food environment and policy
  • Nutrition in emergencies management
  • Evaluation of complex interventions
  • School health and nutrition
  • Maternal and child health
  • Low middle income countries


Specific areas of interest:

  • The socio-cultural, economic and political influences of malnutrition
  • Community-based approaches to addressing childhood malnutrition
  • Food security, food systems and policies: Understanding the physical, economic, political, and sociocultural surroundings that influence an individual’s food choice
  • Understanding how the individual dietary practices, patterns and behaviours impact on non-communicable diseases
  • Social interventions to improve maternal and child health in low income countries.
  • Infant and young child feeding practices, including school feeding interventions
Dr Steven Ariss
S.Ariss@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Methods:

  • Realist (and other ‘theory led’) Evaluations of Programmes and Complex Interventions 
  • Conversion Analysis & Ethnomethodology
  • Mixed and Qualitative Research Methods

Topics of Interest:

  • Health Service Organisation and Delivery
  • Interdisciplinary Team-Working
  • Organisational change management
  • Implementation and knowledge transfer
  • Use of technology in healthcare (for service development and evaluation)
  • Health Care Interactions and Relationships
  • Self-Management of Chronic and Long-Term Conditions
  • Older People's Community Health Services
Professor Wendy Baird
w.o.baird@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

Research interest focuses on inequalities in health and access to health services for both those with chronic disabling diseases and those who are socially excluded from care.

  • Health inequalities 
  • Health Services Research and Technology Assessment.
  • Public and patient involvement in research
Dr Julie Balen
J.Balen@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Broad areas of interest:

  • Global health
  • Health policy and systems

Research methods I can supervise:

  • Mixed methods
  • Quantitative
  • Qualitative
  • Action research

Specific areas of interest:

  • Leadership and governance of global health and national/local health systems
  • Health systems organization and management
  • Resilience of health systems following complex emergencies/crises/disasters e.g. ebola outbkreak in West Africa; 2015 earthquake in Nepal
  • Integration of vertical and horizontal approaches to delivering health services
  • Neglected (tropical) diseases
  • Interdisciplinary research on health
  • Low-middle income country (LMIC) settings
Dr Sarah Barnes
s.barnes@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

My primary research interest is in 'improving the quality of life of older people'. Key research areas arising from this are:-

  • The impact of the physical environment on the quality of life of older people
  • Evaluating the housing needs of older people
  • Assessing the palliative care needs of older people with life-limiting illnesses
  • Improving communication between patients with life-limiting conditions and their health care professionals
  • Improving hospital environments for the end of life care of older people
Dr Amy Barnes
a.barnes@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

I am  broadly interested in public health policy processes, partnership and wider determinants of health.

My more specific research interests focus on:

1. issues of power, participation and partnership in public health policy processes;

2. the role of civil society (community) organisations and community development approaches in the public health system and specifically in relation to addressing wider determinants of health and wellbeing; and

3. complex/systems approaches to policy evaluation.

 

Mr Chris Blackmore
C.M.Blackmore@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Broad area of research interest:

  • Mental health
  • Online learning
  • Technology (inernet, social media) 

Methods I am able to supervise:

  • Qualitative
  • Mixed Methods
  • Systematic review 

Specific areas of interest:

My main research interest is in the role of emotions in online learning, and more generally the impact of the internet on well-being. I have been involved in developing and evaluating e-learning Psychotherapy training resources across Europe. Since my doctoral research, I have become interested in the potential of learning analytics and the use of data on well-being to enhance and personalize students' learning, and the application of the same principles in analysing therapeutic interactions. I am developing an interest in narrative therapy and use of virtual reality.


Dr Lindsay Blank
l.blank@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

General areas of interest:

  • Healthy living topics such as healthy eating, physical activity, wellbeing

Specific areas of interest:

  • Prevention and management of type 2 diabetes

Research methods I am able to supervise: 

  • Qualitative
  • Quantitative
  • Evaluation
  • Mixed methods
Professor Andrew Booth
a.booth@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

My research interests focus on all methods of systematic review,  evidence synthesis, evidence based practice, and knowledge translation. I am particularly interested in systematic review topics from developing countries, particularly from Sub-Saharan Africa, and in public health topics such as alcohol and HIV/AIDS.

I have published with students in topics such as medication adherence, social marketing,  disaster management and evidence based management. My current research students are working in knowledge management in acute hospitals and use of NICE guidance in Social care.  I have been involved in development of a wide range of tools for dissemination, both web based and as online briefings. In 2013 I was one of the first to achieve the University of Sheffield's PhD by Publications with my thesis entitled Acknowledging a Dual Heritage for Qualitative Evidence Synthesis: Harnessing the Qualitative Research and Systematic Review Research Traditions. My most recent interests centre on multiple types of review, including rapid reviews, mapping reviews and scoping reviews.

Mr Mike Bradburn
m.bradburn@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

Mr primary interest is the implementation of Good Clinical Practice into NHS/academic funded clinical trials. My main areas of methodological interest are meta-analysis and survival analysis.

Professor John Brazier
j.e.brazier@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

SF-6D preference-based index

  • Developed by Brazier et al (2002). Syntax files available fromhttp://www.shef.ac.uk/scharr/sections/heds/mvh/sf-6d
  • International valuation studies in Japan, Hong Kong, Portugal, Brazil, Australia and Singapore
  • Comparisons to other generic preference-based measures

Deriving preference-based measures from condition specific measures

  • Published studies: Kings Health Questionnaire, Atopic Dermatitis in Children, Menopausal specific health related quality of life questionnaire, Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire, Overactive Bladder Questionnaire, Sexual Functioning Questionnaire.
  • Current studies: Dementia Quality of Life (DEMQoL), Epilepsy QoL battery.

Modelling preference data

  • Applying Bayesian methods to estimating preference-based algorithms
  • Estimating health state values from ordinal data (rank and DCE)

Validity of EQ-5D across medical conditions.

Mapping from condition specific and other generic measures onto EQ-5D

  • Recent and ongoing trial based economic evaluations: Complementary therapy (YACBAC trial), treatments for varicose veins, computerised cognitive behavioural therapy in MS, Borderline Personality Disorder (SPeDi trial)
  • Model based economic evaluations: computerised cognitive behavioural therapy (NICE), Dialectical behavioural therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder (HTA)

Examining the relationship between health and well-being (and the role of adaptation)

Dr Penny Breeze

Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Penny is currently a research associate in ScHARR within the Health Economics and Decision Modelling Section. Penny has been at ScHARR for over 4 years, first as a PhD student and more recently working as a health economics modeller. Before working in ScHARR Penny was working as a health economics consultant at IMS Health developing cost-effectiveness models for pharmaceutical products. The subject of her thesis was to investigate the use of health economic models to develop drug development programmes for new treatments for systemic lupus erythematosus. Since working at ScHARR Penny has been working on a project funded by the School for Public Health Research (SPHR) to provide a coherent, model based framework for the evaluation of strategies for the prevention of type 2 diabetes. Penny has developed a new cost-effectiveness model to evaluate a broad range of type-2 diabetes prevention interventions in the United Kingdom. Penny's research interests are in methods for longitudinal data analysis for use in decision-analytic modelling. Specifically in complex natural history models with multiple dynamic risk factors.

Professor Alan Brennan
a.brennan@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

My fundamental interest is in mathematical modelling approaches to inform decision making in health and healthcare.

I have been heavily involved in health technology assessment and health economic evaluation of pharmaceuticals and interventions for both government bodies in the UK e.g NICE and internationally and also with pharmaceutical industry.

More recently I have engaged in a series of projects around wider behavioural and public health related modelling.

  • Use of modelling and data analysis to assess broader interventions
  • Assessing cost-effectiveness of new treatments for NICE
  • Bayesian methods in cost-effectiveness analysis to inform future research priorities (CHEBS)
  • Value of information and Bayesian methods to inform research priorities
  • Cost effectiveness modelling methods
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Diabetes, obesity, CHD Modelling
  • Pharmaco-economics
    - Alzheimer's
    - Renal disease
  • Health systems modelling
    - Cervical screening
    - Ambulance services
    - Re-engineering
Dr Jennifer Burr
j.a.burr@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Broad area of interest:

  • Sociology of health and illness

Research methods I am able to supervise:

  • Qualitative

Specific areas of interest:

  • Reproductive technology
  • Research ethics
  • Gender and sexuality
Professor Chris Burton
chris.burton@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Academic Unit of Medical Education
School of Health and Related Research

I am an academic GP with a particular interest in how doctors and patients deal with persistent physical symptoms. My work aims to help doctors explain symptoms constructively. We recognise that symptoms have both peripheral (body) and central (brain) processes and the challenge is to translate developments in science, particularly neuroscience, into explanations which safely make sense of symptoms for patients and lead to better management

I have other interests around diagnosis, testing and reassurance, and healthcare use in relation to both mental and physical ill-health. I use a variety of methods including analysis of large data, development and evaluation of clinical interventions, and technological innovation.

Within the university I lead the Academic Unit of Primary Care, and represent the Academic Unit of Medical Education on faculty research committees. I am a member of the Centre for Urgent Care Research within ScHARR.

Ms Fiona Campbell
f.campbell@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

My research interests are:

  • Use of evidence to support decision making
  • Incorporating non-RCT evidence in systematic reviews
  • Assessment of patient reported outcomines in clinical trials and methods of synthesis
  • Methods of synthesising qualitative and quantitative reviews
  • Use of expert opinion in systematic reviews
  • Any issues relating to improving health in low and middle income countries
Miss Jill Carlton
J.Carlton@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Broad Research Interests:

My research interests are health-related quality of life and patient outcome measures. In 2006 I was awarded a fellowship (Researcher Development Award) through the National Co-ordinating Centre for Research Capacity Development, NCCRCD). My PhD involved designing a paediatric disease-specific health related quality of life measure for amblyopia. The Child Amblyopia Treatment Questionnaire (CAT-QoL) is a short questionnaire that was designed for children aged 4-7 years to measure the impact of amblyopia treatment from the child’s perspective.

Research Methods I can Supervise:

  • Instrument Development
  • Mixed Methods
  • Specific Areas of Interest:
  • Paediatric
  • Quality of Life
Dr Christopher Carroll
c.carroll@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

  • Systematic review and evidence synthesis of medical, health and social science topics, including qualitative and mixed method evidence synthesis
  • The Health Technology Assessment (HTA) process
  • Information retrieval and programme evaluation (implementation fidelity) research
Dr Samantha Caton
s.caton@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Broad area of research interest:

  • Obesity
  • Appetite regulation
  • Nutrition

 Research methods I am able to supervise:

  • Quantitative

Specific areas of interest:

  • Infant feeding behaviour
  • Promotion of healthful diets in pre-school children
  • Effect of alcohol on appetite and body weight regulation
Professor James Chilcott
j.b.chilcott@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

* Modelling in public health

* Modelling in cancer and cancer screening

* Methodological modelling interests including:

  • the modelling process and errors in HTA models
  • cognitive mapping for systematic reviews in complex settings
  • structural uncertainty in models
  • Bayesian analysis of joint disease natural history and test characteristics in screening
  • value of information methods
  • probabilistic sensitivity analysis methods
  • meta modelling
  • information gathering processes for models
Dr Lizzie Coates
E.Coates@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

My research interests include:

• Research utilisation in policy making and practice
• Process evaluation
• Qualitative research methodology

Professor Cindy Cooper
C.L.Cooper@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

  • Trials methodology, particularly pilot (external and internal) and feasibility studies, recruitment and retention
  • Psycho-social aspects of long term conditions
  • Mental health research
  • Health technology evaluation
  • Evaluation of psychotherapeutic interventions
Dr Katy Cooper
k.l.cooper@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

My research interests include:

• Systematic reviews of clinical effectiveness for healthcare interventions
• Development of methods for systematic reviewing and evidence synthesis, including rapid review methods
• Systematic reviews of complex interventions 
• Patient safety and quality of care
• Complementary and alternative medicine research

Dr Richard Cooper
richard.cooper@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research
The Medical School
Department of Sociological Studies

Research Interests

  • Pharmacy
  • Non-medical prescribing
  • Addiction
  • Empirical and normative ethics in healthcare 
  • Medicine supply (prescribed and over the counter) and misuse/abuse (over the counter, illicit)
  • Medical sociology
  • Public Health

Methods

  • Qualitative (interviews, observation, ethnography, content analysis, narrative)
  • Mixed methods (questionnaires, secondary data analysis)
Dr Liz Croot
l.croot@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests:

  • Access to and provision of equitable services for individuals from marginalised groups
  • Learning disabilities
  • Health behaviour particularly weight management
  • Qualitative methods
  • Narrative research
  • Cross lanaguage qualitative research
  • Realist synthesis
  • Complex intervention development and evaluation
  • Social Care Research
Mrs Liz Cross
e.a.cross@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research
Professor Jeremy Dawson
J.F.Dawson@Sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

Jeremy's research falls broadly into three areas, with plenty of crossover between them – management of health care organisations, team working, and statistics. Recent projects in health care include a study of the effects of NHS staff engagement and experience on patient outcomes; various studies of team working in health care, particularly in mental health services; an examination of the effects of organisational restructuring in the NHS; and a project looking at the diversity of hospital staff and their representativeness of the local community. In 2014 he begins an NIHR-funded study evaluating Schwartz Center Rounds® in the NHS.

As well as teams in health care, he has a more general interest in team diversity, and in particular how it should be measured. As a statistician he has also undertaken a wide range of methodological research, particularly regarding interpretation of interaction effects, measurement of diversity, analysis of incomplete team data, and the effects of aggregation on relationships. He has published over 30 papers in refereed academic journals in the fields of psychology, management, health care and research methods, as well as numerous project reports and articles in practitioner publications. He is an editorial board member of five journals, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.

Dr Jon Dickson
j.m.dickson@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Academic Unit of Medical Education
School of Health and Related Research

I am an academic GP.  My special interests are neurology, epilepsy and psychogenic non-epileptic seizures.  Major themes in my research are improving emergency care for people after a seizure and the use of free-association narrative interviews to give new insights into psychogenic non-epileptic seizures. All of my research is about health-service quality improvement, my personal methodological expertise is in quantitative methods but I work in multi-disciplinary research teams using mixed methods to develop and test complex interventions. 

I am very happy to receive informal enquiries.  Feel free to get in touch by email.  

My web profile is avaiable via this link:

https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/medicine/research/aupmc/staff/academicprofiles/jmdickson

 

Dr Munya Dimairo
m.dimairo@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Specific area of research interests:

  • Statistical methods
  • Clinical trials methodology to improve trial efficiency across disease areas
  • Adaptive designs
  • Bayesian methods with application in clinical trials
  • Early phase clinical trials
  • Diagnostic accuracy studies
  • Hierarchical or multilevel modelling
  • Global health research
  • Prediction modelling
Professor Simon Dixon
s.dixon@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Broad area of research interests:

  • Health economics
  • Economic evaluation

Methods I am able to supervise:

  • Economic evaluation
  • Preference elicitation

Specific area of research interests: 

  • Economic evaluation alongside controlled trials
  • Valuation of non-health outcomes
  • Process utility
  • Willingness to pay methodology
  • Decison rules for reimbursement
  • Transferability of economic evaluations
  • Global Health
Professor Peter Dodd
p.j.dodd@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

  • Infectious disease modelling.
  • Epidemiology
  • Burden estimation
  • TB, particularly in settings with high-HIV prevalence, and population-level TB interventions.
  • TB in children.
  • Individual-based modelling methodologies.
  • Methods for model calibration and uncertainty analysis
  • Cost-effectiveness modelling
  • Global health
Dr Munira Essat
m.essat@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

  • Systematic review of evidence for clinical effectiveness in healthcare
  • Health policy and decision making
  • Systematic review methodology
Dr Jane Fearnside
j.fearnside@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

My research interests are investigating the long-term consequences of cancer treatment.

Dr Becky Field
b.field@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

My research interests are how public policy and health services can support health and well-being. I am interested in qualitative research methodologies, including deliberative methods. I am particularly interested in dementia, older people, active aging, occupational therapy, assistive technology, knowledge translation/implementation and involving AHPs in research.

Dr Alexis Foster
alexis.foster@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

I specialise in research on the third sector such as charities and community groups. I also research wellbeing interventions including social prescribing. I am interested in services which link different sectors together such as housing associations working in hospital inpatient units. I also have experience in implementation and knowledge mobilisation for example, implementing Patient Reported Outcome Measures. 

Methods

I am a mixed methods researcher with experience of booth quantitative and qualitative methods. I also undertake participatory and action research. I am passionate about stakeholder involvement especially patients/ service-users. 

Mr Matthew Franklin
matt.franklin@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

My current interests are in the use of routinely collected care data for the purpose of costing analysis, economic analysis and decision modelling. I also have an interest in the capability-approach and extra-wefarism and its conceptual and practical application to economic evaluations and decision making, and the conceptual and practical use of outcome measures in general.

I can supervise students interested in the use of large databases of rountinely collected care data for health economic analysis and decision modelling problems. These databases include, but are not limited to:

  • Secondary Uses Service (SUS)
  • Hospital Episode Statistics (HES)
  • Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD)
  • ResearchOne
The aforementioned are some of the more commonly used databases, but I have experience using rountinely collected care data from primary, secondary, intermediate, mental health, ambulance and social care services. 
 
I can also supervise students interested in the conceptual and practical basis of using outcome measures for the purpose of economic evaluation; this includes those students interested in the extra-welfarist approach to welfare economics in relation to the market for health and healthcare.
 
I have more specific interests in research focussed on frail older people, dementia, cognitive impairement and more generalised mental health conditions.

 

Dr Duncan Gillespie
duncan.gillespie@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

My fundamental interest is in informing decision making in health and healthcare.
  • Health economic modelling of public health policies, particularly relating to tobacco and alcohol.
  • Social inequalities in the effects of policies and interventions.
  • Demographic change and forecasting, particularly trends in cause-specific mortality.
  • Lifecourse dynamics of health and the social determinants of health
  • Commercial determinants of health.
  • Individual-based modelling methodologies.
  • Methods for improving the reproducibility and transparency of modelling research.
  • The integration of qualitative research with mathematical modelling methods.
Professor Steve Goodacre
S.Goodacre@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

My research interests are clinical trials in emergency medicine, economic analysis, the organisation of emergency care and methods for evaluating the quality of emergency care.

Professor Elizabeth Goyder
e.goyder@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests:

Research topics in the field of developing and implementing evidence-based public health including: health inequalities, access to health care, physical activity interventions, type 2 diabetes and diabetes prevention.

Methods:

Research methods include mixed methods evaluations of public health and complex interventions and evidence synthesis/ systematic reviews of public health and complex interventions.

Dr Laura Gray
laura.gray@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

My main research interests lie in applied micro-econometrics and health. I am interested in supervising students using econometric methods to analyse individual behaviour. My previous research has included a range of quantitative methods including factor analysis, structural equation modelling, growth models and mixture models as well as methods for dealing with missing data.

I am particularly interested in obesity across different stages of life and how and why BMI changes over time. My current fellowship focuses on the causes and consequences of risky BMI trajectories in older adults.

Dr Daniel Green
d.j.green@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

My applied research interests are broad. I am interested in mental health; prescription trends (opioids consumption, polypharmacy, red flags); healthy aging (joint pain and functional issues, comorbidities); general health aspects (alcohol, smoking, nutrition and diet).

I am also interested in statistical methods such as regression models, survival analysis, and aspects related to the use of structural equation models (specifically latent-related analyses).

Dr Vanessa Halliday
vanessa.halliday@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

My primary research interest focusses on nutrition and dietetics, in particular the prevention and treatment of undernutrition in vulnerable population groups.  I have experience of using quantitative approaches, including the development of health measurement scales, as well as qualitative research.

Professor Mark Hawley
mark.hawley@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

  • Assistive Technology
  • Telecare & telehealth
  • Digital Healthcare
Ms Annette Haywood
a.haywood@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

I am a qualitative researcher and my research interests include older adults, health inequalities and the integration of health and social care.

Dr Ines Henriques Cadby
i.henriquescadby@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

My current research focuses on hospital performance and the quality of care offered to patients based on the analysis of large routine observational datasets.

My work in pure mathematics has focused on commutative and homological algebra, with connections to representation theory, algebraic geometry and singularity theory. 

Professor Monica Hernandez
monica.hernandez@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

My main research interests lie in microeconometrics, the analysis of micro level data on the economic behaviour of individuals. I am also interested in more general model and methods development to analyse individual level data showing nonstandard characteristics. Recent examples include analysis of health state utility data, health and life satisfaction, the economics of illicit behaviour, the dynamics of children developmental outcomes and applications to individuals’ decisions to participate in welfare programmes.

Dr Harry Hill
harry.hill@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

I am interested in supervising research students and have interests in the following areas:

  • Health inequalities and equity considerations in economic evaluation
  • Measuring and valuing quality of life
  • National health policy e.g. NHS service reorganisation, impact of population health change and large scale public health interventions, economic efficiency of the health service or NHS staff
  • Epidemiology of chronic diseases
  • Health condition areas:

            o Chronic kidney disease
            o Dentistry
            o Breast cancer screening
            o Diabetes
            o Obesity
            o Respiratory disease
            o Mental disorders
            o Occupational health

Research methods I can supervise:

  • Decision modelling.
  • Applied microeconometrics, particularly quasi-experimental research.
  • Economic evaluation.
Professor Daniel Hind
d.hind@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research interests

  • Evaluation
  • Methodology
  • Research methods
  • Evidence synthesis
  • Clinical trials
  • Qualitative research
  • Anthropology
  • Ethnography
  • Personalised care
  • Quality improvement
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Theory
  • Theories, models and frameworks
  • Applied health research
  • Health sciences
  • Health Services Research
  • Complexity
  • Mechanisms and mechanistic thinking
  • Philosophical Realism
  • Philosophical Pragmatism
Dr Emma Hock
Emma.Hock@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research interests

I am interested in supervising research into health behaviour change. I am particularly interested in supervising research on physical activity. I am able to supervise students in qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research, and many different types of evidence synthesis.

Professor John Holmes
john.holmes@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

My research focuses on alcohol and public health.  I have particular interests in trends and patterns in alcohol consumption, alcohol policy analysis, and the relationship between alcohol use and other health-related behaviours.  Recent projects focus on alcohol pricing, trends in drinking occasions, cultures and practices, youth drinking trends, the development and evaluation of drinking guidelines, and the equity implications of alcohol policy. 

I would be interested in supervising doctoral research related to any of the topics above using quantitative or mixed methods.  

Dr Zhe Hui Hoo
z.hoo@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research interests

My general research interests are in the area of health services research essential to deliver a better performing healthcare system. More specifically, I am interested in using time series analysis of electronically captured behaviour data to understand habit and to support behaviour change among people with CF and healthcare professionals.

Dr Michelle Horspool
m.horspool@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

As well as having an interest and clinical background in substance misuse and mental health (which was the area or work for my PhD), I have experience in designing and delivering complex interventions, as well as the feasibility, design and recruitment to studies within primary care and pharmacy settings. 

Dr Joe Hulin
j.hulin@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

My main interests centre on the impact of mental health and physical co-morbidities and the analysis of routinely collected datasets in health services research.

Dr Richard Jacques
r.jacques@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

  • Application of statistics in medical research
  • Analysis of routinely collected data
  • Multivariate data analysis
Mr Phil Joddrell
p.joddrell@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

My primary research interest is focused on improving the quality of life for people diagnosed with dementia using everyday technologies. I specialise in using innovative methods to involve people in research for whom self-report may not always be possible. My PhD was titled: Investigating the potential of touchscreen technology to create opportunities for independent activity with people living with dementia.

I am broadly interested in the health and wellbeing of older adults including (but not limited to) the use of technology to achieve this.

I have a psychology background and spent 6 years working with older adults with dementia and mental health problems in a hospital environment.

Professor Steven Julious
s.a.julious@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

  • Clinical trials
  • Clinical trial design
  • Early phase trials
  • Non-inferiority
  • Asthma epidemiology
Mr Ben Kearns
b.kearns@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research interests

  • The use of statistics in health economics
  • Extrapolation and time-series analyses
  • Survival analysis and model uncertainty
  • Vascular disease, cancer, depression
  • Chronic diseases, mental ill health, and their interactions
  • The use of health economics for pathway (service) re-design
  • Mathematical modelling, including simulation
Dr Devianee Keetharuth
d.keetharuth@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

My research interests include outcome measurement,  psychometrics, economic evaluation and current health policy analysis including PROMs. I am also interested in economic evaluation of mental health policies and community services.

Dr Inge Kersbergen
i.kersbergen@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research
  • Nudge interventions
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Addiction
  • Weight stigma
  • Health psychology
Professor Nicholas Latimer
n.latimer@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research interests

My research interests focus on economic evaluation methodology, with a particular emphasis on the incorporation of survival analysis within economic models. My doctoral and post-doctoral research has focused primarily on methods for adjusting survival estimates in the presence of treatment switching - that is, when patients in the control group of a clinical trial switch onto the experimental treatment, thus confounding estimates of the treatment effect (where the relevant question for an economic analysis is what would have happened if control group patients did not receive this experimental treatment). Adjustment methods are primarily from the causal inference literature, and I have a related interest in the use of causal inference methods to estimate comparative effectiveness from registry datasets, particularly in the area of cancer.


Professor Fiona Lecky
f.e.lecky@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

Fiona’s research interests include: Traumatic Brain Injury, Major Trauma, Biomarkers in Emergency Care and Injury Epidemiology. Latterly she has been Chair of the College of Emergency Medicine Research Committee – successfully setting up PhD studentships for Trainee Emergency Physicians, and the NW EM Walport Programme lead with a competitive ACF programme.
Recent publications include those looking at trends in trauma outcome and clinical effectiveness in trauma care and venour thromboembolism with a particular focus on head injury.

Professor Andrew Lee
andrew.lee@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

My main research interests are in the field of health protection-related topics such as disaster response and emergency planning, and the control of communicable diseases/infectious diseases. I am also interested in topics in international health, primary care as well as health service management.  Examples of my previous research and consultancy activities include

  • evidence review of the public health benefits of urban greenspace
  • study of the drivers of smoking in young people in Pakistan
  • study on beneficiary perspectives of humanitarian aid in Sri Lanka after the Asian Tsunami disaster
  • NIHR-funded study scoping the evidence base for emergency planning in health in the UK
  • NIHR-funded study examining the international evidence base for demand management interventions of referrals from primary to secondary care
  • evaluation of a telehealth intervention for patients with long term conditions 
  • developing evidence-based disaster management practice in the UK and Nepal,
  • investigating barriers to testing and treatment of Hepatitis B in the migrant Chinese ethnic population in the UK,
  • evaluation of the WHO in-country presence,
  • evidence review of interventions for malnutrition in emergencies,
  • studying the determinants of testing for latent TB infection in South Asians in the UK.

My current ongoing research projects (as of February 2017) are:  

  • developing a series of health research projects on slum health in Nepal,
  • evidence review of public health needs following earthquakes.
Dr Amanda Loban
A.Loban@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Current projects

  • DiPALS - RCT evaluating diaphragm pacing in patients with MND
  • DiPEP - Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism (PE) in Pregnancy
  • HubBLe - Haemorrhoidal Artery Ligation versus Rubber Band Ligation for haemorrhoids
  • Hydro DMD - Hydrotherapy for Duchenne muscular distrophy: a pilot and feasibility RCT in children
  • Meridian - MRI to enhance the diagnosis of fetal developmental brain abnormalities in utero
  • PaINTED - Pandemic influenza triage in the emergency department
  • PLEASANT - Preventing and lessening exacerbations of asthma in school age children
  • STEPWISE - Structured lifestyle education for people with schizophrenia
  • TABUL - Ultrasound compared to biopsy of temporal arteries in giant cell arteritis (GCA)
  • YHS - Yorkshire Health Study
Dr Jaqui Long
jaqui.long@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

I am interested in qualitative research, particularly the grounded theory methodology used in my PhD. I am also interested in research into long-term conditions, and interventions to improve coping and self-management, including mindfulness.

Current projects

  • DEUCE (Drivers of Demand for Emergency and Urgent CarE services)
Dr Nyashadzaishe Mafirakureva
n.mafirakureva@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research
Professor Ravindra Maheswaran
r.maheswaran@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research interests

My main research interest concerns the application of geographical information systems and science (GIS) to public health research and practice. Research fields within this area include (i) geographical and environmental epidemiology; (ii) geographical variations in health and health care; and (iii) methodology for spatial studies.

Dr Olena Mandrik
o.mandrik@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

My research interest is in evaluation of healthcare interventions through modelling the long-term clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness.

Specific areas of interest:

  • Evaluations of public health programmes
  • Screening and early detection
  • Natural history disease modelling
  • Cancer modelling
  • Calibration of the models
  • Transferability of models and cost-effectiveness studies
  • Global research
Dr Marrissa Martyn-St James
M.Martyn-StJames@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research interests

My research interests include:
• Systematic reviews of clinical effectiveness for healthcare interventions
• Development of methods for systematic reviewing and evidence synthesis including meta-analysis, meta-regression, individual patient data analysis and mixed-treatment comparisons/network meta-analysis
• Critical appraisal and risk of bias assessment methods for systematic reviews
• Exercise interventions for health outcomes

Professor Suzanne Mason
s.mason@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research interests

My research interests relate to the evaluation of complex interventions and systems in emergency care settings. I have extensive experience in multi-centre mixed methods studies which can directly inform the delivery of high quality emergency care to patients.

Professor Susan Mawson
s.mawson@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

My research focuses on improving the quality of life of people with long term conditions, particularly through exploration of the effectiveness of rehabilitative interventions and the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) to support the self-management of the rehabilitation process. My research work, funded predominantly through the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council, and latterly the NIHR CLAHRC Y&H, has capitalised on new innovations in sensor and digital technologies and involves interdisciplinary work, integrating clinical rehabilitation researchers with engineering, design, mecatronics, informatics and digital media specialists.

Professor Gail Mountain
g.a.mountain@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

My research interests are focussed upon improving the quality of life of older people through provision of appropriate interventions, good design and by facilitating participation. I am particularly interested in improving the lived experiences of people at all stages of the dementia trajectory.

Miss Clara Mukuria
c.mukuria@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests: 

  • Development and testing of preference-based health measures in different populations
  • Mapping between condition-specific and generic preference-based measures of health
  • Use of well-being measures in health and social care

Methods:

  • Quantitative
  • Mixed methods
Professor Jonathan Nicholl
J.Nicholl@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

My research interests are in Health Services and Public Health research.  My main field of research is the evaluation of emergency and urgent first contact care and services, particularly A and E services, including trauma services and chest pain care; ambulance services including helicopter ambulances; and urgent first contact care services including telephone and out-of-hours services.  I also carry out methodological research related to the design of health service evaluations, and I have a particular interest in the use of routine (e-health) data for HSR.

Professor Alicia O'Cathain
a.ocathain@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research interests

Mixed methods, evaluation of new health services, patient views of health care, urgent care.

Dr Venet Osmani
v.osmani@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Information School
Department of Computer Science
School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

My research interests are in developing machine learning methods, to address some of the fundamental questions in medicine. These include:

- predictive modelling

- explainable AI

- generative adversarial approaches (GAN)

- causal inference

- health inequality and bias

My work focuses on analysis of large-scale, longitudinal health records, including:

- biomarkers

- imaging

- multi-omics

- routine care data 

The aim is to optimise treatment strategies, improve patient care, and provide novel insights to health institutions.

Apart from clinical data, I also work on incorporating human behaviour data, such as those generated from wearable devices, with a particular focus on mental health.

The overarching objective of my research is to integrate predictive modelling in the bedside and bring the acquired evidence back, in a continuously improving feedback loop, consequently establishing a learning health system.


PhD Supervision

I will consider project proposals that relate to the aspects mentioned above.

Professor Rebecca Palmer
R.L.Palmer@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research
Mr Abdullah Pandor
a.pandor@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research interests

My research interests are:

  • Systematic review and meta-analysis of evidence for clinical effectiveness
  • Application and development of methods for the systematic review and synthesis of diagnostic evaluations in the field of health services research
  • Network meta-analysis (indirect and mixed treatment comparisons)
Miss Diana Papaioannou
d.papaioannou@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

My research interests are in the following areas:

  • Harms/adverse events in behavioural change trials
  • Randomised controlled clinical trials
  • Systematic reviews
Professor Glenys Parry
G.D.Parry@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research interests

My interests include the application of research to policy and practice, service evaluation, process and outcomes of psychotherapy in health service settings and psychotherapeutic competence.

Recent research includes an evaluation of the new model of psychological service delivery "Improving Access to Psychological Therapies" and an investigation into research-based methods of improving the quality and effectiveness of psychological services for people with long term depression.

Dr Stephen Potter
Stephen.Potter@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research
Ms Katie Powell
K.Powell@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Broad areas of research interest:

  • Health Inequalities

Research Methods I am able to supervise:

  • Qualitative

Specific areas of interest:

  • Community development/engagement
  • Voluntary sector
  • Geographical areas of deprivation
  • Health improvement initiatives
  • Social exclusion
Dr Philip Powell
p.a.powell@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Philip is a Chartered Psychologist and Research Fellow at the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR). He has a background in Psychology and Economics and is a mixed-methods researcher, with significant expertise in quantitative survey, qualitative and experimental research methods.

Philip’s research interests include:  

  • Measuring and valuing quality of life (QoL) and psychological wellbeing in different health conditions, including in children and rare diseases.
  • The development, evaluation, and modification of patient reported outcome measures.
  • Normative and ethical issues in the valuation of health states.
  • The role of emotions and emotion regulation in health and related decision-making.
  • The effect of digital technologies, such as social media, on wellbeing.

Philip is available to supervise students in these and related areas.

Dr Robert Pryce
r.e.pryce@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

I am broadly interested in all areas of economics of health, but especially the economics of "sin" behaviours such as alcohol, tobacco, drugs and gambling. I am also interested in the economics of food. I am currently involved in several different topics within the Sheffield Alcohol Research Group including work on alcohol dependence, local alcohol consumption estimates, joint modelling of tobacco and alcohol demand, and modelling of price policies.

 

I am also more generally interested in wellbeing work, especially work combining this with "sin" behaviours. Previous work includes looking at the monetary cost of problem gambling on wellbeing. I have also supervised an MSc dissertation looking at smoking and wellbeing.

Dr Helen Quirk
h.quirk@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research
I am interested in supervising Research Students in topics/areas such as:
  • community-based physical activity promotion and/or associated health inequalities
  • physical activity for people living with long-term health conditions
  • physical activity among children and young people
  • research exploring the public health potential of parkrun
Research methods I can supervise:
  • qualitative methods
  • mixed methods
  • evaluation 
Dr Viren Ranawana
Viren.Ranawana@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research
Ms Shijie Ren
s.ren@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research interests 

  • Bayesian statistics in clinical trials and health economics
  • Network meta-analysis
  • Extrapolate time-to-event data
  • Eliciting probability distributions
  • Value of information analysis
Dr John Richmond
j.g.richmond@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

I am interested in supervising PhD Students in areas such as:
• Patient Safety
• Risk Management
• Quality Improvement, including Continuous Improvement (e.g. Lean)
• Professional Organisation in Healthcare

Professor Donna Rowen
d.rowen@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

  • Measuring and valuing health and quality of life
  • Modelling preference data
  • Methodology of developing preference-based measures of health from existing measures
  • Mapping between measures to generate utility values
  • Measuring and valuing child health
Dr Muhammad Saddiq
M.I.Saddiq@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

Broad research interests:

My research interests are in the areas health policy and systems where I draw on my doctoral research and extensive experience working in this area in Nigeria (has worked for significant periods in all three tiers of government) and West Africa providing technical assistance to government officials at all levels in implementing strategies to strengthen health systems and deliver disease prevention and control programs.  I have worked with national, regional and local governments in design, implementation and evaluation of malaria control and health systems strengthening programs.  I have been involved in complex negotiations with different private sector suppliers of health commodities, addressing cost barriers to access for consumers as well as addressing prescriber behaviour in Nigeria, Ghana and Mali.  I have also worked with an international NGO in deployment of new and effective technologies in addressing high burden, high impact conditions in sub-Saharan Africa.

Methods I can supervise: 

Case studies

Specific Areas of Interest:

Health Systems Management

Professor Sarah Salway
s.salway@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Broad area of research interest: 

  • Health inequalities
  • Gender
  • Race/ethnicity
  • Poverty
  • Reproductive health
  • Work and health
  • South Asia

Research methods I am able to supervise:

  • Qualitative
  • Quantitative or mixed methods
  • Participatory and inclusive research approaches

Specific areas of interest:

  • UK South Asian populations
  • Intersecting inequalities
  • Complex interventions
  • Knowledge translation
Ms Fiona Sampson
F.C.Sampson@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research
Dr Phil Shackley
p.shackley@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research interests

  • Developing and applying the contingent valuation methodology, in particular the technique of willingness to pay. Applications include: estimating the social value of a quality adjusted life year (QALY); using willingness to pay values to aid priority setting in publicly-financed health care systems; investigating how willingness to pay can and should be used alongside randomised trials; the use of willingness to pay to evaluate the benefits of public health interventions such as the fluoridation of drinking water supplies and the supplementation of flour with folic acid; evaluating minimally invasive surgery; assessing patient preferences for diagnostic radiology; and assessing preferences for an expanded newborn screening programme.
  • The identification, measurement and valuation of (dis)benefits that are not captured in the QALY approach. Applications include: assessing the value of patient health cards; eliciting patient preferences for out-of-hours primary care services; establishing and quantifying the preferences of mental health service users for day hospital care; eliciting patient preferences for the organisation of vascular services; and assessing preferences for access to a general practitioner.
  • The application of economic evaluation techniques to assess the efficiency of health care programmes and interventions. Applications include: screening in primary care; antenatal screening; management of lower respiratory tract infection in general practice; computerised cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety and depression; methods for assessing patients with intermittent claudication; drug treatments for epilepsy; stroke incidence and prevention in Tanzania; venous leg ulcers; and treating upper limb spasticity due to stroke with botulinum toxin.
Dr Beckie Simpson
r.simpson@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

  • Application of statistics in medical research
  • Urgent and Emergency Care
  • Analysis of routinely collected data
  • Asthma Epidemiology
Dr Hazel Squires
h.squires@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

My research interests involve the use of decision-analytic modelling to help with policy decisions. In particular, this includes the use of health economic modelling for assessing the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of Public Health interventions. Key methodological interests include conceptual modelling and individual-level simulation.

Professor Matt Stevenson
m.d.stevenson@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research interests

  • My research interests are discrete event simulation, individual patient modelling and mathematical modelling
Professor Mark Strong
m.strong@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

My Research interests

I have three related research interests that fall under the general banner of Uncertainty Quantification: (1) how do we properly account for all relevant uncertainties when we build a computer model of a physical, biological or social system? (2) how do we (efficiently) compute value of information? (3) how do we work out the value of a computer model? How much should we pay to make a simple model more complex? When do we stop increasing the complexity of a model?

Jeremy OakleyJim Chilcott and I have proposed an "internal" discrepancy-based method for managing model uncertainty. See this paper in JRSS Series C, and this paper in SIAM/ASA Journal of Uncertainty Quantification. The method is discussed in more detail in my PhD thesis.

We have proposed an efficient method for computing partial EVPI. This method works for any number of parameters of interest and requires only the PSA sample. See this open access paper in Medical Decision Making. R functions to implement the method can be downloaded here. This paper uses Gaussian process-based methods that are nicely described in the  Managing Uncertainty in Complex Models (MUCM) toolkit.

The partial EVPI method extends nicely to the computation of EVSI. See here for our open access paper on the efficient computation of EVSI.

Dr Elizabeth Such
e.such@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

My research interests are:-

  • public health and health services research, particularly relating to black, minority ethnic and other marginalised groups
  • migrant health;
  • leisure and everyday, relational life;
  • physical activity and health, particularly in relation to children, young people and families
  • policy making and outcomes in the fields of employment, health and sport;
  • sedentary lifestyles and 'sit less' interventions.
Dr Laura Sutton
l.j.sutton@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Current projects
• ACtiF - Development and evaluation of an intervention to support adherence to treatment in adults with Cystic Fibrosis
• MSS3 - Multiple Symptoms Study 3: Pragmatic trial of a community-based clinic for patients with persistent (medically unexplained) physical symptoms
• PHEWS - Accuracy, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of pre-hospital clinical early warning scores for adults with suspected sepsis

Dr Katie Sworn
K.Sworn@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

My research interests are systematic review methodology, including Complex Intervention development. I am also interested in dementia research.

Professor Paul Tappenden
p.tappenden@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research interests

  • Health economic modelling
  • Economic analyses of therapies for multiple sclerosis
  • Economic analyses of cancer therapies
  • Whole disease modelling
Mrs Elizabeth Taylor Buck
e.taylor-buck@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

My research interests are in child and adolescent mental health and interventions that focus on the relationship between child and caregiver. In 2009 I was awarded an NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship. I used a mixed methods design to create an online manual of dyadic art therapy.

Research Methods I can Supervise

  • Mixed Methods
  • Manual Development

Specific Areas of Interest

  • Child and adolescent mental health
  • Parent-child interventions
  • Parenting interventions
  • Early years 
  • Art therapy
Dr Praveen Thokala
P.Thokala@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

My research interests are:

  • Healthcare modelling
  • Health economics
  • Multi-criteria decision analysis
  • Optimisation
Professor Aki Tsuchiya
a.tsuchiya@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

Department of Economics
School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

  • measuring, valuing, and modelling health, and other aspects of well-being
  • incorporating equity concerns into social welfare functions
  • normative economics of health and beyond


Ms Janette Turner
j.turner@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research
Dr Lesley Uttley
l.uttley@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

  • Systematic review and meta-analyses
  • Research integrity and developing healthy research cultures
  • Human influences that lead to questionable research practices such as bias, conflicts of interest and researcher allegiance
Professor Allan Wailoo
a.j.wailoo@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

  • Economic evaluation including alongside clinical trials and decision modelling
  • Analysis of patient level data, particularly around health utilities
  • Social values and decision making, including equity and procedural preferences
Professor Stephen Walters
s.j.walters@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

Professor Scott Weich
s.weich@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Scott Weich is Professor of Mental Health in ScHARR.  He is also a practicing NHS Consultant Psychiatrist.

His research interests include public mental health and the study of the distribution, causes and consequences of common mental disorders, as well as mental wellbeing.  He has experience of large-scale observational and secondary research looking at socio-economic, ethnic, gender and spatial variation in mental disorders and their outcomes.

Recent research includes the study of compulsion in mental health services, inclding compulsory admission and the use of Community Treatment Orders.  He is also undertaking research into the way in which patient experience data are collected and used to influence service improvement in NHS mental health services.

Prof Weich has an interest in the evaluation of service change in real-world settings.  He is also interested in the evaluating improvements in the efficiency with which existing services are delivered, and in evaluating the use of technology in mental health care, and in the application of experience-based co-design in mental health settings.

Dr Sophie Whyte
Sophie.Whyte@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

My broad research is focused on mathematical modelling within health economics. I have gained significant expertise and experience in two related areas:

  • Bayesian calibration of cancer natural history models: This is my main methodological research theme, please see MDM publication http://mdm.sagepub.com/content/31/4/625 and Example Excel model using the Metropolis Hastings algorithm to calibrate a state transition model available to down load from the Downloads box)
  • Early diagnosis of cancer: I have substantial experience having worked on more than 15 projects in this area of applied research.
  • In addition to these main research themes I have undertaken research to inform policy making: Health Technology Assessment (HTA) for NICE (https://www.shef.ac.uk/scharr/sections/heds/collaborations/tag) , and research as part of the Policy Research Unit in Economic Evaluation of Health and Care Interventions (EEPRU) for DH (http://www.eepru.org.uk/)
Dr Martin Wildman
martin.wildman@sth.nhs.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research
Dr Emily Wood
e.f.wood@sheffield.ac.uk

School of Health and Related Research
My research interests are primarily around mental health staffing and the nursing role in health services. Methodologies include qualitative and mixed methods and single case experimental design.
Dr Nicholas Woodrow
n.woodrow@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests:

  • Young people's health and substance use practices
  • Health inequalities for children and young people
  • Accessing marginalised groups 

Methods:

  • All qualitative methods 
Professor Tracey Young
t.a.young@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

  • Methods for measuring uncertainty in economic evaluations
  • Methods for developing preference-based measures from existing QOL measures
  • Economic evaluations alongside clinical trials
  • Censored costs
  • Mapping
Professor Barend van Hout
b.a.vanhout@sheffield.ac.uk
Personal Webpage

School of Health and Related Research

Research Interests

I have extensive experience in modelling and have contributed to the methodology of economic evaluation in various areas. In 1993 I was one of the earliest researchers to apply discrete event models and was the first to apply a non-parametric method to estimate costs in the presence of censoring[1]. In 1994 I was the first to apply Fieller´s approach to calculate confidence intervals around cost-effectiveness ratios, and I introduced the acceptability curve, which is now a well known concept in cost effectiveness analysis[2]. In 1996 I was one of the first to apply probabilistic sensitivity analysis[3]. In 2000 I was one of the initial people to explore Bayesian techniques in economic evaluation[4]. I have had work published on discounting[5] and estimating utility functions[6].

I am one of the founding members of the EuroQol group and I currently enjoy chairing the valuation task force within the EQ-5D group. My experience covers several therapeutic areas, including renal disease, cancer, osteoporosis, sepsis, schizophrenia, blood safety and most notably cardiovascular disease. My main interest concerns the use of elegant techniques, mostly to solve practical problems, but sometimes also because of the elegance itself.