Suzy Paisley

BA (Liverpool), MA (Loughborough), PhD (Sheffield)

School of Health and Related Research

Director of Knowledge Exchange

Senior Research Fellow

Suzy Paisley
s.paisley@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 0704

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Suzy Paisley
School of Health and Related Research
2017
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
Sheffield
S1 4DA
Profile

I am Director of Knowledge Exchange (KE) at the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), University of Sheffield responsible for ScHARR's consultancy portfolio, KE Business Team and Professional Learning Programme.

I am an Information Specialist with an interest in information retrieval methods to inform evidence synthesis studies, particularly decision-analytic models of cost-effectiveness.  I was previously Director of ScHARR's Information Resources (IR) Group and continue to be a member of the IR Group.  I have over twenty years' experience in information retrieval for evidence syntheses with a policy focus, working closely with NICE (National Institute for Clinical Health and Care Excellence) and the Department of Health (DH).  In 2000 I was seconded to the newly established NICE to set up the NICE unit for Information Specialists.

I am a leading member of the University of Sheffield research group TePHTA (Text Processing for Health Technology Assessment), a collaboration between ScHARR and the Department of Computer Science Natural Language Processing Group, investigating the use of automated text processing methods for evidence synthesis studies.

Research interests

Information retrieval methods to support evidence synthesis. Specific areas of methodological interest:

  • Search methods for the specification and population of decision-analytic models of cost-effectiveness
  • Reviews of complex interventions
  • Identification of health state utility values (HSUVs)
  • Automated text mining methods for evidence synthesis studies

Current projects

  • Public Health England (PHE) Health Economic Framework, PHE (2018-2021)
  • Cardiovascular Disease Return on Investment Tool, PHE (2017-2018)
  • What Works for Wellbeing, Community Wellbeing, ESRC (2015-2018)
  • Vascular Services Programme, NIHR (2013-2019)
Publications

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Journal articles

Reports

  • Kaltenthaler E, Tappenden P, Paisley S & Squires H (2011) Identifying and reviewing evidence to inform the conceptualisation and population of cost-effectiveness models (Nice DSU Technical Support Document : 13) RIS download Bibtex download

All publications

Journal articles

Chapters

  • Payne N, Akehurst R, Beard S, Brennan A, Calvert N, Chilcott J, Mccabe C, Paisley S & Ward S (2017) Supporting purchasing in acute specialties in the trent region, Controlling Costs: Strategic Issues in Health Care Management (pp. 118-130). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Paisley S (2014) Searching and Reviewing Nonclinical Evidence for Economic Evaluation, Encyclopedia of Health Economics (pp. 302-310). Elsevier RIS download Bibtex download
  • Brazier J, Papaioannou D, Cantrell A, Paisley S & Herrmann K (2010) Identifying and reviewing health state utility values for populating decision models In Shemilt I, Mugford M, Vale L, Donaldson C & Marsh K (Ed.), Evidence-Based Decisions and Economics: Health Care, Social Welfare, Education and Criminal Justice (pp. 93-105). Wiley-Blackwell RIS download Bibtex download
  • Glanville J & Paisley S (2010) Searching for evidence for cost-effectiveness decisions In Shemilt I, Mugford M, Vale L, Donaldson C & Marsh K (Ed.), Evidence-Based Decisions and Economics: Health Care, Social Welfare, Education and Criminal Justice (pp. 79-92). Wiley-Blackwell RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hind D, Lloyd-Jones M, Makris M & Paisley S () Recombinant Factor VIIa concentrate versus plasma derived concentrates for the treatment of acute bleeding episodes in people with Haemophilia A and inhibitors John Wiley & Sons, Ltd RIS download Bibtex download

Conference proceedings papers

Reports

  • Chambers D, Cantrell A, Preston L, Peasgood T, Paisley S & Clowes M (2018) Systematic review of the evidence on housing interventions for ‘housing-vulnerable’ adults and its relationship to wellbeing View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Kaltenthaler E, Tappenden P, Paisley S & Squires H (2011) Identifying and reviewing evidence to inform the conceptualisation and population of cost-effectiveness models (Nice DSU Technical Support Document : 13) 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

Posters

  • Rees A, Paisley S, Brazier J, Cantrell A, Poku E & Williams K (2013) DEVELOPMENT OF THE SCHARR HUD (HEALTH UTILITIES DATABASE). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Kaltenthaler E, Tappenden P & Paisley S Reviewing the evidence used in cost effectiveness models in health technology assessment: a qualitative investigation of current concerns. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wong R, Paisley S & Carroll C Assessing searches in NICE Single Technology Appraisals: practice and checklist. RIS download Bibtex download

Other

  • Pandor A, Eastham J, Beverley C, Chilcott J & Paisley S (2005) Clinical-effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of neonatal screening for inborn errors of metabolism using tandem mass spectrometry: A systematic review. INT J TECHNOL ASSESS, 21(1), 150-150. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
Research group

PhD Students

  • Johanna Lister
  • William Briggs
  • Michelle Maden
Teaching interests

My teaching interests concentrate on information retrieval methods for evidence synthesis studies, including systematic reviews and decision-analytic models of cost-effectiveness.

My main teaching activities form part of:

  • MSc in Health Economics and Decision Modelling (HEDM), Study Design and Systematic Review Methods (Core Module HAR6169)
  • MSc in International Health Technology Assessment, Pricing and Reimbursement (iHTA) (Online), Using Evidence in the Design and Development of Models (Optional Module HAR691)
  • ScHARR Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Centre (Wellcome Trust DTC) Research Training Attachment tutor

I am the Leader for ScHARR's short course: Identification and Review of Evidence to Inform Cost-Effectiveness Models

Professional activities
  • Guest Editor Research Synthesis Methods special issue "Innovation in Information Retrieval Methods for Evidence Synthesis" (forthcoming)
  • Taskforce member, ISPOR Taskforce for Health State Utility Estimates in Cost-Effectiveness Models
  • Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi) Information Resources Group
  • InterTASC Information Specialists' Subgroup (ISSG)
  • Cochrane Information Retrieval Methods Group (IRMG)
  • Campbell and Cochrane Economics Methods Group (CCEMG)