Sue Harnan

School of Health and Related Research

Research Fellow

s.harnan@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 0869

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Sue Harnan
School of Health and Related Research
1018
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
Sheffield
S1 4DA
Profile

I graduated from the University of Sheffield in 1996 with a BSc in Physiology and went on to graduate with an MSc in Science, Culture and Communication at the University of Bath in 2002. I worked in the charitable sector as a systematic reviewer at Penny Brohn Cancer Care for two years before joining ScHARR in 2009.

My primary interest is in Health Technology Assessment, and I have been a member of ScHARR’s Technology Assessment Group (ScHARR-TAG), which conducts assessments for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), since 2009. I have worked on and led systematic reviews and technology appraisals on a wide range of topics as part of this programme of work, and have special interest and expertise in diagnostic and prognostic topics.

I also plan and conduct reviews as part of ScHARR’s Knowledge Exchange partnerships, with industry, public health and charitable funders.

Research interests
  • Health technology assessment
  • Systematic review methodologies including
  • Diagnostic reviews
  • Rapid reviews
  • Review of reviews
  • Review techniques for network meta analyses
  • Non-RCT reviews
  • Systematic review of psychometric properties of outcome measures
  • Health and wellbeing benefits of the natural environment

Recent and current projects 

Recent and current NICE projects

  • Quantitative faecal immunochemical tests to guide referral in primary care for people with a change in bowel habit or abdominal pain [DAP50] (Diagnostic Assessment Report for NICE) (2020- ongoing; project lead)
  • Volanesorsen for treating familial chylomicronaemia syndrome [ID1326] (Highly Specialised Technology assessment for NICE) (2018-19; project lead)
  • Velmanase alfa for treating alpha-mannosidosis [ID800] (Highly Specialised Technology Assessment for NICE) (2018-19) Trifluridine–tipiracil for treating metastatic gastric or gastro-oesophageal junction cancer after 2 or more therapies [ID1507](Single Technology Appraisal for NICE) (2019)
  • Tumour profiling tests to guide adjuvant chemotherapy decisions in early breast cancer: a systematic review and economic analysis (Diagnostic Assessment for NICE) (2017-18; project lead)

Recent and current other work 

  • The impact of pruritus on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) or chronic kidney disease associated with pruritus (CKD-aP) on haemodialysis: a systematic review (Commercial sponsor) (2020 – ongoing)
  • A series of systematic reviews and meta-analyses of the risk of hip and non-vertebral fractures in patients with chronic kidney disease, Parkinson’s disease and diabetes (Commercial Sponsor) (2019)
Publications

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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 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 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 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 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. 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. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download

Posters

  • Pickering A, Harnan S, Pandor A, Fitzgerald P & Goodacre S (2010) Clinical Decision Rules for children with minor head injury: A systematic review. European Society of Emergency Medicine,(EuSEM) Stockholm. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Pickering A, Harnan S, Pandor A & Goodacre S A systematic review of Clinical Decision Rules in the management of adult minor head injury. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Pickering A, Harnan S & Goodacre S Diagnostic accuracy of individual characteristics following minor head injury in children: A systematic review. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Harnan S, Essat M, Gomersall T, Tappenden P, Wong R, Lawson R, Pavord I & Everard M Exhaled nitric oxide for the diagnosis of asthma in children and adults: a systematic review. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Pandor A, Harnan S, Goodacre S, Pickering A, Fitzgerald P & Rees A Diagnostic accuracy of clinical characteristics following minor head injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Pandor A, Harnan S, Goodacre S, Pickering A & Rees A Diagnostic accuracy of clinical characteristics following minor head injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Pickering A, Harnan S, Pandor A & Goodacre S Clinical Decision Rules for children with minor head injury: A systematic review. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Harnan S, Pickering A, Pandor A & Goodacre S Clinical decision rules for adults with minor head injury: a systematic review. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Harnan S, Jorgensen A, Tsuchiya A, Goyder E & Woods H Towards cost-effectiveness analysis of the health and wellbeing benefits of urban green space: a mapping review. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Pickering A, Fitzgerald P, Harnan S, Pandor A & Goodacre S The role of biochemical markers in the identification of intracranial pathology following minor head injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Carroll C, Papaioannou D & Harnan S Surgical interventions for the primary prophylaxis of retinal detachment in Stickler Syndrome: a systematic review. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Harnan S, Cooper K, Meng Y, Ward S, Fitzgerald P, Papaioannou D, Wyld L, Ingram C, Wilkinson I & Lorenz E Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for assessment of axillary lymph node metastases in breast cancer: systematic review. RIS download Bibtex download
Teaching interests

I am a module co-ordinator for HAR6501, Systematic Reviews and Critical Appraisal Techniques on ScHARR’s Masters in Public Health. I also teach on ScHARR’s short courses and bespoke training courses, including our Systematic Review short course, our Rapid Review short course and our short course on Reviewing for Modelling Parameters.