Chris Carroll

BA, MA (King's College London), MSc (Sheffield), PhD (Cambridge)

School of Health and Related Research

Reader in Systematic Review and Evidence Synthesis
+44 114 222 0864

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Chris Carroll
School of Health and Related Research
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
S1 4DA

I joined ScHARR in 2004 and was appointed as a Research Fellow in 2007. In early 2011 I was appointed Senior Lecturer in Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and was the first Course Director of the MSc in International Health Technology Assessment, Pricing and Reimbursement (iHTA), with responsibility for developing and running the programme.

The MSc is now in its ninth year. In 2014 I was promoted to Reader and made a University Senate Fellow for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. I stepped down as Course Director of the iHTA programme in 2015 and returned to working for the ScHARR Technology Assessment Group (TAG) conducting appraisals for NICE (2015-2018).

I was previously the Lead for the systematic reviewers in HEDS (2017-18), and in 2018 was appointed Deputy Director of Health Economics and Decision Science and the REF Co-ordinator for the School (Unit of Assessment 2). 

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 and related decision-making;
  • Research on research: research impact and the analysis of evidence informing healthcare decision-making;
  • Information retrieval and programme evaluation (implementation fidelity) research

Current projects

  • A qualitative evidence synthesis of the views and preferences of parents, family, health professionals and decision-makers regarding infant feeding in the context of infectious disease transmission risk. WHO commissioned (PI).
  • A qualitative evidence synthesis of the feasibility, acceptability, accessibility, sustainability and cost implications of Ready-to-Use-Therapeutic Foods (RUFT) with <50% proteins from milk products for uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in infants aged 6 months or older. WHO commissioned (PI: Andrew Booth).
  • Scoping review of equity in the health needs and service coverage of older people. WHO Kobe Centre commissioned (PI)

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  • Carroll C, Goodacre S, Stevens J & Leaviss J Diagnostic accuracy of early biomarkers for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) (2012). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wong R, Paisley S & Carroll C Assessing searches in NICE Single Technology Appraisals: practice and checklist. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wong R, Paisley S & Carroll C Assessing the quality of manufacturers' searches in NICE single technology appraisals by evidence review groups (2012). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Carroll C, Beecroft C & Miller L The Future of Education in HTA and Health Economics (2014). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Carroll C, Papaioannou D & Harnan S Surgical interventions for the primary prophylaxis of retinal detachment in Stickler Syndrome: a systematic review. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Carroll C Qualitative evidence synthesis can inform recommendations in NICE clinical guidelines (HTAI 12th Annual Meeting 15-17 June 2015). RIS download Bibtex download



Research group

PhD students

Teaching interests

I am interested in supervising research students in topics/areas such as systematic review and evidence synthesis methods, the health technology assessment (HTA) process, and implementation research.

Professional activities

Member of the NICE Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee (IPAC) 2014-2020.