Professor Jon Nicholl

CBE, DSc, FFPH, FMedSci

School of Health and Related Research

Professor of Health Services Research

j.nicholl@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 5201
+44 114 272 4095 (Fax (non-confidential))

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Professor Jon Nicholl
School of Health and Related Research
3037a
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
Sheffield
S1 4DA
Profile

I am Professor of Health Services Research (1994-) and was Dean of ScHARR (2010-2017). I was also the inaugural Director of the NIHR School for Public Health Research (2012-2017). I was Director of the Medical Care Research Unit at the University of Sheffield from 1993 - 2010. Before joining Sheffield University in 1981 as a medical statistician I spent five years as a research associate at University College London working on road traffic accident prevention.

I am an NIHR Senior Investigator (Emeritus) and was Chair of the NIHR HTA Programme Commissioning Board from 2005 to 2010, and their Clinical Trials Board from 2007 to 2010. I also served as Deputy Chair of the Medical Research Council's Health Services and Public Health Research Board and their Clinical Trials Board. I chaired sub-panel 2 of REF 2014.

Current Research Projects

Co-investigator

  1. Invasive dentistry and infective endocarditis (IDEA) study (with Professor Thornhill and colleagues, NIHR HTA £350k)

  2. NIHR School for Public Health Research (with Professor Goyder and colleagues, NIHR £2.25m)

  3. Developing new ways of measuring the impact of ambulance service care (with J Turner and colleagues. NIHR programme grant £2.01m)

  4. Impact of closing Emergency Departments in England (closED) (with Dr Knowles and colleagues, NIHR HS&DR programme 13/10/42, £213k)

  5. Development and evaluation of an intervention to support ahderence to treatments in adults with Cystic Fibrosis (with Dr Wildman and Professor O'Cathain, NIHR applied programme grants RP-PG-1212-20015, £1.98m)

  6. Production of evidence syntheses for the HS&DR programme (with Professor Goyder and colleagues, NIHR £510k)

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.

Publications

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Journal articles

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Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

Reports

  • Turner J, Jacques R, Crum A, Coster J, Stone A & Nicholl J (2017) Ambulance Response Programme Evaluation of Phase 1 and Phase 2 Final Report RIS download Bibtex download
  • Coleman P, Ayiku L, Nicholl J & Cross E (2004) Systematic review of the efficacy and safety of uterine artery embolization in the treatment of fibroids RIS download Bibtex download
  • Nicholl J, Turner J, Stevens K, O'Keeffe C, Cross E, Goodacre S & Snooks H (2003) A Review of the costs and benefits of Helicopter Emergency Ambulance Services in England and Wales RIS download Bibtex download
  • Munro J, Nicholl J, Webber E & Paisley S (1999) Walk-in centres: a review of existing research RIS download Bibtex download

Exhibitions

  • WILLIAMS BT, NICHOLL JP & HOWARD P PREVALENCE OF HYPOXEMIC CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY-DISEASE WITH REFERENCE TO LONG-TERM OXYGEN-THERAPY. RIS download Bibtex download

Posters

  • Dimairo M, Todd S, Julious S, Jaki T, Wason J, Hind D, Mander A, Weir C, Koenig F, Altman D , Nicholl J et al (2017) Journeying through the development of a consensus-driven adaptive designs reporting guidance. Global Forum on Bioethics in Research. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download

Other

Research group

PhD Students

Professional activities
  • Member of the MRC Methodology Research Programme Advisory Group
  • Member CLAHRC West Midlands Scientific Advisory Group
  • Chair PARAMEDIC2 Trial Steering Committee
  • Chair SIREN study Scientific Advisory Group
  • Chair RePHILL Trial Data Monitoring Committee
  • Member of South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership Partnership (2008- )
Fellow Appointments
  • Chair of Sectional Committee 7 of the Academy of Medical Sciences
  • Member of the NIHR Senior Investigators appointments panel