Professor Simon Dixon

BSc (Southampton), MSc (York), PhD (Sheffield)

School of Health and Related Research

Professor of Health Economics

s.dixon@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 0724
+44 114 222 0749 (general office fax)

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Professor Simon Dixon
School of Health and Related Research
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
Sheffield
S1 4DA
Profile

My work at ScHARR has concentrated around undertaking and developing methods for economic evaluations alongside controlled trials. Whilst the main focus of this work has been pre-hospital and emergency care, I have undertaken evaluations in numerous other areas. A separate stream of work is examining the measurement and valuation of health care benefits.

Research interests
  • Methods of HTA and reimbursement systems 
  • Measurement and valuation of health care benefits
  • Economic evaluation
Publications

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Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

  • Lee MJ, Dixon S, Hind D & Bradburn M (2019) Could early total parenteral nutrition in small bowel obstruction be cost effective?. Clinical Nutrition ESPEN, Vol. 29 (pp 265-266) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Alshreef A, Latimer N, Tappenden P, McKane W, Wong R, Hughes D, Wailoo A, White I, Fotheringham J & Dixon S (2018) Adjusting the causal effects of treatments in the presence of patient non-adherence: a systematic review of methodological papers. European Society for Patient Adherence, Compliance and Persistence, Dublin, 29 November 2018 - 1 December 2018. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Alshreef A, Macquilkan K, Dawkins B, Riddin J, Ward S, Meads D, Taylor M, Dixon S, Culyer T, Hofman K , Ruiz F et al (2018) Assessing the Appropriateness of Existing Model Adaptation Methods for Low and Middle-Income Countries. Value in Health, Vol. 21 (pp S8-S8) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Turner J, Bell-Gorrod H & Dixon S (2018) 79 What is the economic impact of different types of ems response?. BMJ Open, Vol. 8(Suppl 1) (pp A30-A30), 16 April 2018 - 18 April 2018. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Romero CP, Stevenson MD & Dixon S (2017) The Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness of Different Maternal Syphilis Screening Strategies in Brazil. Value in Health, Vol. 20(9) (pp A572-A572) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Romero CP, Stevenson MD & Dixon S (2017) THE CLINICAL AND COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF DIFFERENT MATERNAL SYPHILIS SCREENING STRATEGIES IN BRAZIL. VALUE IN HEALTH, Vol. 20(9) (pp A572-A572) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Brennan VK, Dixon S, Jones G, Radley S, Jacques R, Wood H & Ledger W (2013) AN ECONOMIC EVALUATION ALONGSIDE A CLINICAL TRIAL (EEACT) IN PELVIC FLOOR MEDICINE. VALUE IN HEALTH, Vol. 16(7) (pp A334-A334) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jones GL, Radley S, Dixon S, Jacques R, Brennan V, Wood H & Ledger W (2013) Evaluating the impact of a 'virtual clinic' on the quality and cost of patient care in urogynaecology: an RCT. BJOG-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY, Vol. 120 (pp 287-288) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Brennan VK & Dixon S (2012) A LITERATURE REVIEW OF EMPIRICAL STUDIES OF PROCESS UTILITY. VALUE IN HEALTH, Vol. 15(4) (pp A165-A165) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Dixon S, Retsa P, Odeyemi I, Chambers C & Currie CJ (2010) Evaluation of health-related utility values for pain states characterised by the Numeric Pain Rating Scale established using a time trade-off method. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY, Vol. 17 (pp 294-294) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gillett M, Dallosso HM, Dixon S, Brennan A, Carey ME, Campbell MJ, Heller S, Khunti K & Davies MJ (2009) Cost effectiveness of the DESMOND structured education programme for patients newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. DIABETOLOGIA, Vol. 52 (pp S12-S12) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Brugha T, Morrell J, Dixon S, Walters S & Slade P (2009) Prevention of Postnatal Depression: Cost-Effectiveness of Health Visitor Training; Results from a Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial in Primary Care. J MENT HEALTH POLICY, Vol. 12 (pp S8-S8) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Conway P, Dixon S & Currie CJ (2008) EVALUATION OF TREATMENT SATISFACTION WITH ETANERCEPT VERSUS ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS FOR PSORIASIS: A PATIENT SURVEY ACROSS NINE EUROPEAN COUNTRIES. VALUE HEALTH, Vol. 11(6) (pp A626-A626) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Slade P, Morrell L, Walters SJ, Dixon S, Brugha T, Paley G, Wamer R & Mathers N (2007) The ponder trial: A cost-effectiveness trial of psychological intervention by health visitors for postnatal depression. J PSYCHOSOM OBST GYN, Vol. 28 (pp 64-64) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Briggs A, Nixon R, Dixon S & Thompson S (2005) Parametric modelling of cost data: some simulation evidence. HEALTH ECONOMICS, Vol. 14(4) (pp 421-428) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Moore AP, Lloyd A, Scott DA, Connolly M & Dixon S (2004) The cost-effectiveness of treating patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS) using ropinirole. VALUE HEALTH, Vol. 7(6) (pp 791-791) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Currie CJ, Dixon S, Conway P & McEwan P (2004) Evaluation of the cost utility of sirolimus versus tacrolimus for immunosuppression for renal transplantation in the United Kingdom. VALUE HEALTH, Vol. 7(6) (pp 800-800) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Moore AP, Lloyd A, Scott D, Connolly MP & Dixon S (2004) The cost-effectiveness of treating patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS) using ropinirole. EUR J NEUROL, Vol. 11 (pp 116-116) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Morrell CJ, Warner R, Mathers N, Parry G, Dixon S, Slade P, Mcguirk E, Paley G & Brugha T (2004) PoNDER: PostNatal Depression Economic Evaluation and Randomised Trial. J REPROD INFANT PSYC, Vol. 22(3) (pp 236-236) RIS download Bibtex download
  • McEwan P, Morrissey M, Peters JR, Dixon S, Farina C & Currie CJ (2004) Evaluation of the association between heath-related utility and obesity in hospital-treated subjects. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBESITY, Vol. 28 (pp S124-S124) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Dixon S, McEwan P & Currie CJ (2004) Including carer utility in economic evaluations: A preliminary analysis of the implications for funding thresholds. VALUE HEALTH, Vol. 7(3) (pp 371-371) RIS download Bibtex download
  • McEwan P, Kind P, Dixon S & Currie CJ (2004) Using an artificial neural network to predict utility scores from SF-36 data. VALUE HEALTH, Vol. 7(3) (pp 305-305) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Currie CJ, Dixon S, Morrissey M, Farina C, Peters JR & McEwan P (2004) Evaluation of the association between health-related utility and obesity in hospital treated subjects. VALUE HEALTH, Vol. 7(3) (pp 331-331) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Dixon S, Morrissey MI, Patel TC, Home PD, Peters JR, Bearne A, Sharplin P, Davies S & Currie CJ (2002) The interaction between frequency of hypoglycaemia, single and multiplevascular complications and health utility. DIABETOLOGIA, Vol. 45 (pp A101-A101) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hancock BW, Dixon S, Turner LA, Wheatley K, Ives N & Gore M (2002) Aim high - Adjuvant interferon in melanoma (high risk): The costs.. BRIT J CANCER, Vol. 86 (pp S27-S28) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Whyte S, Dixon S, Faria R, Walker S, Sculpher M & Palmer S () The value of investing implementation activities: A case study in natriuretic peptide testing for diagnosing suspected heart failure (2014) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Thokala P, Baalbaki H, Lowrie K, Dixon S & Brennan A () Financial modelling for telemonitoring. International Journal of Integrated Care, Vol. 13(7) RIS download Bibtex download

Posters

  • Thokala P, Dodd P, Dixon S & Brennan A Using real world data to structure and populate Markov models - a case study of telemonitoring for heart failure. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Basarir H, Kruger J, Brennan A, Thokala P, Jacques R, Dixon S, Elliott J, Heller S & Mansell P The Cost-Effectiveness of 5-week versus 1-week DAFNE Structured Education in Type 1 Diabetes: A Preliminary Evaluation Using the Sheffield Type 1 Diabetes Policy Model (Diabetes UK Professional Conference 13-15 March 2013). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Mukuria C, Dixon S, Rowen D & Hernandez M Examining productivity losses associated with health related quality of life using patient data (2014). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Whyte S, Dixon S, Faria R, Walker S, Sculpher M & Palmer S The value of investing in implementation activities: A case study in natriuretic peptide testing for diagnosing suspected heart failure (SMDM 15th Biennial European Meeting 8-10 June 2015). RIS download Bibtex download

Other

  • Dixon S, Rotherham G, Whitfield M & Green C (2000) Evaluation of effect of changes is essential in policymaking. BRIT MED J, 320(7233), 516-516. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Dixon S & Green C (1999) Measuring outcomes in economic evaluations - This economics note is misleading. BRIT MED J, 319(7211), 705-705. RIS download Bibtex download
Research group

I am currently supervising the following postgraduate research students:

  • Yingpeng Qui, who is exploring methods to supporting the development of National List of Appropriate Health Technology in China.
  • Naomi Gibbs who is exploring the health economic and equity impacts of alcohol pricing policies in South Africa.
  • Abu Alshreef who is a NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow, looking at the development of a methodological framework to account for the impact of non-adherence on the cost-effectiveness of prescribed chronic medications.
  • Tazeen Tahsina who is exploring the cost-effectiveness of interventions in relation to gestational hypertension and diabetes in Bangladesh
Teaching interests

My teaching is concentrated around the methods of economic evaluation which I teaching in various formats on the Master Public Health, MSc International Health Technology Assessment, Pricing and Reimbursement and the MBChB.

I am the module coordinator for the Economic Evaluation modules on MSc International Health Technology Assessment, Pricing and Reimbursement and Masters in Public Health

I am interested in supervising Research Students wishing to develop the methods of economic evaluation and benefit valuation. 

I currently supervise, or sit on the supervisory panel for three students; Victoria Brennan, Kinga Lowrie and Sabine Grimm. Their topics relate to the evaluation of an electronic patient questionnaire, evaluation of telehealth and the valuation of innovation in non-pharmaceutical technologies.

Professional activities
  • Honorary Professor in the Priority Cost Effective Lessons for Systems Strengethening (PRICELESS), School of Public Health, University of Witwatersrand.
  • External Examiner at the University of York for the PG Cert and PG Dip Health Economics for Health Care Professionals; MSc Economic Evaluation for Health Technology Assessment.
  • Academic Committee of the Center for Healthcare Big Data of Tsinghua Center for Statistical Science.
  • Advisory Board for HERU, University of Aberdeen

Current Activities

  • Salivary Cortisone as an Adrenal Insufficiency Test (SCAIT)
  • Take home naloxone In Multicentre Emergency setting feasibility trial (TIME)
  • Increasing uptake of effective self-management education programmes for type 2 diabetes in multi-ethnic primary care settings
  • NIHR Global Health Research Group on Preterm Birth Prevention and Management (PRIME)
  • Development of customised non-invasive ventilation interfaces for children for whom current commercial masks are unavailable or unsuitable to improve ventilation therapies and reduce complications.
  • Female Urgency, Trial of Urodynamics as Routine Evaluation (FUTURE); a superiority randomised clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of invasive urodynamic investigations in management of women with refractory overactive bladder symptoms
Downloads

LMIC model adaptation (Tokyo 2018) (PDF, 958KB)

Value of implementation and managed access (Leeds 2017) (PDF, 170KB)

Value of implementation analysis (Banff 2018) ( PDF, 1.1MB)

Informal care and EQ-5D (IHEA 2015) (PDF, 246KB)

HTA in the UK (China Health Policy and Technology Assessment Network, Wuhan 2017) (PDF, 421KB)

Cost-effectiveness of parenteral nutrition prior to emergency laparotomy (to be sumitted to BAPEN 2018) (PDF, 11.5KB)