Dr Joanna Leaviss

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

School of Health and Related Research

Research Fellow in systematic reviewing

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

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

I conduct evidence synthesis research, in particular systematic reviews of intervention effectiveness, prognostic accuracy, and health care pathways modelling. This includes Health Technology Assessment reports for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Co-ordinating Centre (NETSCC), and the Department of Health.

I also lead systematic reviews of newborn screening against programme appraisal criteria for the UK National Screening Committee.

I lead a module on systematic review methods at postgraduate level, and am co-chair of the Systematic Reviewers Academic Development Group within ScHARR. I am a longstanding member of ScHARR’s Research Ethics Committee.

Research interests

I am interested in the synthesis of evidence evaluating clinical and cost-effectiveness of health interventions.

Current recent projects:
PHE England. Newborn screening for congenital adrenal hyperplasia - External review against programme appraisal criteria for the UK National Screening Committee.

CRUK. Minimising health inequalities in Colorectal Cancer Screening – a systematic review of the evidence using rapid review methods.

IMI. Psychometric characteristics of patient- reported outcome measures of the impact of hypoglycaemia on quality of life in people with diabetes: a systematic review using COSMIN.
 

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

Reports

  • Leaviss J, Harnan S, Pandor A & Cantrell A (2022) Newborn screening for congenital adrenal hyperplasia. External review against programme appraisal criteria for the UK National Screening Committee RIS download Bibtex download

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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

  • Leaviss J, Harnan S, Pandor A & Cantrell A (2022) Newborn screening for congenital adrenal hyperplasia. External review against programme appraisal criteria for the UK National Screening Committee 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 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 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 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 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 , 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. 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

  • Carroll C, Goodacre S, Stevens J & Leaviss J Diagnostic accuracy of early biomarkers for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) (2012). RIS download Bibtex download
  • 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

Other

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