Dr Katie Sworn
BA Hons, MRes, PhD
School of Health and Related Research
Research Associate in Systematic Reviewing
+44 114 222 2967
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School of Health and Related Research
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
My employment with the University of Sheffield commenced in April 2016. I am currently a Research Associate in Systematic Reviewing within Health Economics and Decision Science (HEDS), ScHARR. I contribute to the ScHARR health research and consultancy programmes in reviewing, including review design and methodological development. This involves working as a member of the Technology Assessment Group (ScHARR-TAG). ScHARR-TAG carries out high-quality evidence syntheses for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment Programme and the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).
I have experience conducting a range of review methods including clinical effectiveness reviews and qualitative evidence syntheses. Recent review projects include a scoping review on equity in the health care needs and service coverage of older people (funded by WHO, Kobe Centre) and a methodological review about risk assessment models for venous thromboembolism in hospitalised adult patients (funded by NIHR). I have previously led evidence reviews for the School of Nursing and Midwifery (University of Sheffield) under the Strategic Research Alliance with the Royal College of Nursing and I worked on the INDEX Study that focused on the development of complex interventions, funded by the MRC.
I undertook my PhD in the Social Policy Research Unit in the University of York, which I completed in 2016. My PhD was a methodological programme of research involving three systematic reviews in the context of dementia research and communication methods.
- Research interests
- Systematic review methodolgy
- Health policy
- Complex interventions
- Long term conditions
I am currently working on health technology assessment research and consultancy projects on reviews of clinical and cost effectiveness of health care interventions with ScHARR-TAG.
This person does not have any publications available.
- Guidance for reporting intervention development studies in health research (GUIDED) : an evidence-based consensus study. BMJ Open, 10(4). View this article in WRRO
- A systematic review of the impact of ‘missed care’ in primary, community and nursing home settings. Journal of Nursing Management. View this article in WRRO
- Nursing care left undone in community settings: Results from a UK cross‐sectional survey. Journal of Nursing Management. View this article in WRRO
- Developing interventions to improve health : a systematic mapping review of international practice between 2015 and 2016. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 5(1). View this article in WRRO
- Guidance on how to develop complex interventions to improve health and healthcare. BMJ Open, 9(8). View this article in WRRO
- Taxonomy of approaches to developing interventions to improve health: a systematic methods overview. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 5. View this article in WRRO
- Contextualizing the findings of a systematic review on patient and carer experiences of dementia diagnosis and treatment: a qualitative study. Health Expectations, 18(5), 740-753.
- Strategies to promote the impact of systematic reviews on healthcare policy: a systematic review of the literature. Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 7(4), 403-428.
- Strategies to promote the impact of systematic reviews on healthcare policy: a systematic review of the literature. EVIDENCE & POLICY, 7(4), 403-428.
- Psychosocial Factors That Shape Patient and Carer Experiences of Dementia Diagnosis and Treatment: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies. PLoS Medicine, 9(10), e1001331-e1001331.
Conference proceedings papers
- Why is the early intervention development phase for complex health care interventions important? An overview of new guidance. Trials, Vol. 20(Supplement 1) (pp 99-99). Brighton, UK, 6 October 2019 - 9 October 2019. View this article in WRRO
- A systematic review of the different approaches to intervention development. TRIALS, Vol. 18
- View this article in WRRO The ESPENTE study – a mapping review. Trent SAPC (Society for Academic Primary Care) Regional Meeting, 19 March 2019 - 19 March 2019.
- View this article in WRRO Epilepsy Specialist Nurses The Evidence (ESPENTE): a Systematic Mapping Review
- Teaching interests
My teaching interests are systematic reviewing (in particular Qualitative Evidence Synthesis), health research methodology and health-related social policy.
- Teaching activities
I am a deputy module lead for Key Issues in National and Global Public Health (HAR6047 online) and I am a lecturer on the ScHARR Systematic Reviews and Critical Appraisal Techniques module (HAR6501). I am also a tutor on the module Study Design and Systematic Review Methods HAR6169.
I am a second supervisor for a PhD student and I supervise Master’s Degree dissertation students.
I have designed and co-facilitated a review methods workshop for a university collaboration event between Fudan University China, Queens University Belfast (QUB) and Sheffield University held in Shanghai funded by the Academy of Medical Sciences, Newton Fund and the National Science Foundation of China (2nd-6th December 2019).