Joanna Leaviss

BA (Liverpool), MPA (Liverpool), PhD (Nottingham)

School of Health and Related Research

Systematic Reviewer

j.leaviss@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 0895

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Joanna Leaviss
School of Health and Related Research
2016
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
Sheffield
S1 4DA
Profile

I joined ScHARR as a systematic reviewer in December 2010, having previously worked on a number of health-related research projects. After completing my masters degree I worked in the Department of Health Care Education at the University of Liverpool on a range of projects exploring multidisciplinary teamwork in health care.

Subsequent research focused on risk communication for health behaviours, lay conceptualisations of occupational disease (University of Nottingham), health considerations of older construction workers (University of Loughborough), and inclusive antenatal care for parents with a learning disability (MENCAP). I have a PhD in health psychology, exploring the role of usability, usefulness and frame in persuasive health communication.

Research interests

I am a systematic reviewer. My research interests include evaluating the clinical and cost-effectiveness of health interventions. In particular, I am interested in the efficacy of clinical interventions for psychological disorders, medically unexplained symptoms and long-term conditions. Other research interests include smoking cessation, judgements and decision-making for health behaviours, and risk communication.

Current/recent projects

  • Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS): behaviour modification interventions in primary care settings
  • Assessing the cost-effectiveness of screening for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) in the newborn bloodspot screening programme 
  • Assessing the cost-effectiveness of including adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) in the newborn bloodspot screening programme
  • Supporting the routine collection of patient-reported outcome measures in the National Clinical Audits for assessing cost-effectiveness
  • Diabetes and co-morbid depression: an economic evaluation
  • Psychological interventions for Medically Unexplained Symptoms and Long Term Conditions: a scoping review
  • Cytisine for smoking cessation: A systematic review and economic evaluation
  • Group CBT for post-natal depression
  • Psychotherapeutic effects of Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Workplace smoking cessation: a systematic review of qualitative evidence
  • Clinical and cost-effectiveness of managing varicose veins
  • Clinical and cost-effectiveness of diagnostic strategies for suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS)
Publications

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Journal articles

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Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

  • Sutton A, Scope A, Leaviss J & Booth A (2018) OP105 Systematically Reconstructing Trial Context-Role For CLUSTER Searches?. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, Vol. 33(S1) (pp 48-49). Cambridge, 17 June 2017 - 21 June 2017. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bessey A, Leaviss J, de la Cruz GC, Chilcott J & Wong R (2017) THE COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF SCREENING FOR SEVERE COMBINED IMMUNODEFICIENCY (SCID) IN THE UK NHS NEWBORN BLOODSPOT SCREENING PROGRAMME. VALUE IN HEALTH, Vol. 20(9) (pp A501-A501) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gibb A, Leaviss J & Bust P (2014) Older construction workers: Needs and abilities. Proceedings 29th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2013 (pp 261-271) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gibb A, Leaviss J & Bust P (2013) Older construction workers: Needs and abilities. Proceedings 29th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2013 (pp 261-271) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Carroll C, Goodacre S, Stevens J, Al Khalaf M, Leaviss J, Wang J & Collinson P (2012) DIAGNOSTIC ACCURACY OF EARLY BIOMARKERS FOR ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME (ACS). VALUE IN HEALTH, Vol. 15(7) (pp A361-A361) RIS download Bibtex download

Reports

  • Ara R, Duarte A, Harnan S, Leaviss J, Palmer S, Sculpher M & Brazier JE (2015) Supporting the routine collection of patient reported outcome measures in the National Clinical Audits for assessing cost-effectiveness. Work Package 1. What patient reported outcome measures should be used in the 2013/14 National Clinical Audit Programme. Appendix K - Cardiovascular. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ara R, Duarte A, Harnan S, Leaviss J, Palmer S, Sculpher M & Brazier JE (2015) Supporting the routine collection of patient reported outcome measures in the National Clinical Audits for assessing cost-effectiveness. Work Package 1. What patient reported outcome measures should be used in the 2013/14 National Clinical Audit Programme. Appendix H - Psychological Therapies View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ara R, Duarte A, Harnan S, Leaviss J, Palmer S, Sculpher M & Brazier JE (2015) Supporting the routine collection of patient reported outcome measures in the National Clinical Audits for assessing cost-effectiveness. Work Package 1. What patient reported outcome measures should be used in the 2013/14 National Clinical Audit Programme. Appendix I - Schizophrenia View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ara R, Duarte A, Harnan S, Leaviss J, Palmer S, Sculpher M & Brazier JE (2015) Supporting the routine collection of patient reported outcome measures in the National Clinical Audits for assessing cost-effectiveness. Work Package 1. What patient reported outcome measures should be used in the 2013/14 National Clinical Audit Programme. Appendix J - Dementia. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ara R, Duarte A, Harnan S, Leaviss J, Palmer S, Sculpher M & Brazier JE (2015) Supporting the routine collection of patient reported outcome measures in the National Clinical Audits for assessing cost-effectiveness. Work Package 1. What patient reported outcome measures should be used in the 2013/14 National Clinical Audit Programme. Appendix E - Diabetes View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ara R, Duarte A, Harnan S, Leaviss J, Palmer S, Sculpher M & Brazier JE (2015) Supporting the routine collection of patient reported outcome measures in the National Clinical Audits for assessing cost-effectiveness. Work Package 1. What patient reported outcome measures should be used in the 2013/14 National Clinical Audit Programme. Appendix G - Head and Neck Cancer. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ara , Duarte A, Harnan S, Leaviss J, Palmer S, Sculpher M & Brazier JE (2015) Supporting the routine collection of patient reported outcome measures in the National Clinical Audits for assessing cost-effectiveness. Work Package 1. What patient reported outcome measures should be used in the 2013/14 National Clinical Audit Programme. Appendix D - Epilepsy View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ara R, Duarte A, Harnan S, Leaviss J, Palmer S, Sculpher M & Brazier JE (2015) . Supporting the routine collection of patient reported outcome measures in the National Clinical Audits for assessing cost-effectiveness. Work Package 1. What patient reported outcome measures should be used in the 2013/14 National Clinical Audit Programme. Appendix F - Bowel Cancer. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ara R, Duarte A, Harnan S, Leaviss J, Palmer S, Sculpher M & Brazier JE (2015) Supporting the collection patient reported outcome measures in the National Clinical Audits for assessing costeffectiveness Work Package 1. What patient reported outcome measures should be used in the 13 health conditions specified in the 2013/14 National Clinical Audit programme? APPENDIX C, INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ara R, Duarte A, Harnan S, Leaviss J, Palmer S, Sculpher M & Brazier JE (2015) Supporting the routine collection of patient reported outcome measures in the National Clinical Audits for assessing cost-effectiveness. Work Package 1. What patient reported outcome measures should be used in the 2013/14 National Clinical Audit Programme. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Kearns B, Rafia R, Leaviss J, Preston L, Wong R, Brazier J, Palmer S & Ara R (2014) Whole pathway modelling of depression in patients. (Theme 2: Mental Health). Part 2. Independent economic evaluation: methods and results, discussion and conclusion RIS download Bibtex download
  • Kearns B, Rafia R, Leaviss J, Preston L, Wong R, Brazier J, Palmer S & Ara R (2014) Whole pathway modelling of depression in patients. (Theme 2: Mental Health). Appendices. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Kearns B, Rafia R, Leaviss J, Preston L, Wong R, Brazier J, Palmer S & Ara R (2014) Whole pathway modelling of depression in patients. (Theme 2: Mental Health). Part 1, Executive summary, introduction, clinical reviews and conceptual modelling. RIS download Bibtex download

Posters

  • Leaviss J, Stevens J, J W, Goodacre S & F M Prognostic accuracy of Exercise ECG and CT Coronary Angiography to predict Major Adverse Cardiac Events (MACE) in patients with suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS): A systematic review (2012). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Carroll C, Goodacre S, Stevens J & Leaviss J Diagnostic accuracy of early biomarkers for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) (2012). RIS download Bibtex download
Grants
  • NIHR Health Technology Assessment 2015: Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS): primary care intervention, £200k, Chief Investigator. 
  • Department of Health (IAPT)2013: Psychological interventions for Medically Unexplained Symptoms and Long-Term Conditions. £10k, co-applicant.
  • ScHARR strategic research fund 2012: Psychotherapeutic effects of Compassion-Focused Therapy. £5k, co-PI.
Teaching interests

My teaching interests lie in Systematic Reviews and Critical Appraisal, specifically data extraction, quality assessment and meta-analysis. I am currently involved in the following teaching activities:

  • HAR6029: Sytematically Reviewing the Literature. Joint module co-ordinator.
  • HAR6114: Systematic Reviews and Evidence Synthesis: Principles. Facilitator.
  • HAR6024V2/HAR679: Dissertation for Masters in Public Health. Dissertation supervisor.
Professional activities
  • Co-chair Systematic Reviewers Academic Development Group (SRADG)
  • Member ScHARR Research Ethics Committee

Peer review

  • Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings (JOCS)
  • Trials
  • NIHR HS&DR Programme
  • Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
  • BMC Psychiatry
  • Psychology and Health
  • Asthma UK