Abualbishr Alshreef BPharm, MPH, MSc
The University of Sheffield
Regent Court, 30 Regent Street
Sheffield, S1 4DA
Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 20673
Fax: (+44) (0)114 222 0749
I joined ScHARR (HEDS) as a Research Associate in Health Economics and Decision Modelling in
December 2014 after completing an MSc in Health Economics at the University of York. I undertook a
summer placement at the Centre for Health Economics (CHE) at University of York in 2014. My
research project at CHE was focused on methods to account for follow-up time differences when
calculating QALYs from randomised controlled trials.
Since joining ScHARR I have worked on a range of research and consultancy projects. My work has
been focused on economic evaluation and related methodological research. I have completed several
projects including: economic evaluations alongside clinical trials, cost-effectiveness modelling studies,
a review of economic submissions to the NICE Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme and a
methodological project on developing decision-making frameworks for NICE Technology Appraisal
Prior to this, I worked for the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries. My work was mainly
focused on applied research, market access and pharmaceuticals reimbursement decisions.
My research interests include economic evaluations alongside clinical trials, decision-analytic
modelling for cost-effectiveness analysis, and early-stage economic evaluation of medical devices
and other innovations.
During my previous research experience, I worked on many disease areas including depression,
dementia, diabetes, stroke, haemorrhoids, breast cancer, ophthalmology and urinary incontinence.
My teaching interests are economic evaluation and quantitative research methods. My current
teaching activities involve:
- Deputy Module Lead, Economic Evaluation and Health Care Financing (HAR687) in the
Master of Public Health (MPH) programmes.
- Supervisor, MSc Dissertations for the MSc Economics and Health Economics, MSc Health
Economics and Decision Modelling, and MSc International Health Technology Assessment,
Pricing and Reimbursement.
- Associate Fellow of the Hight Education Academy (AFHEA).
- Co-lead on Internationalisation in HEDS and member of ScHARR’s Internationalisation Committee.
- Member of the UK Health Economists’ Study Group (HESG).
- Member of International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcome Research (ISPOR).
- FUTURE study: A superiority randomised clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of invasive urodynamic investigations in management of women with refractory over active bladder.
- A multicentre double-masked randomised non-inferiority clinical trial comparing the clinical
and cost-effectiveness of intravitreal ranibizumab (Lucentis), aflibercept (Eylea) and
bevacizumab (Avastin) for Macular Oedema due to Central Retinal Vein Occlusion (LEAVO).
- A study to assess the clinical and cost-effectiveness of aphasia computer treatment versus
usual stimulation or attention control long-term post stroke (Big CACTUS Study): A
randomised controlled trial.
- Jha S, Walters SJ, Bortolami O, Dixon S & Alshreef A (2017) I mpact of P elvic Floor Muscle Training on S exual function of women with U rinary Incontinence and a comparison of electrical stimulation versus standard treatment (IPSU Trial): a randomised controlled trial. Physiotherapy. View this article in WRRO
- Alshreef A, Wailoo AJ, Brown SR, Tiernan JP, Watson AJM, Biggs CE, Bradburn M & Hind D (2017) Cost-Effectiveness of Haemorrhoidal Artery Ligation versus Rubber Band Ligation for the Treatment of Grade II–III Haemorrhoids: Analysis Using Evidence from the HubBLe Trial. PharmacoEconomics Open. View this article in WRRO
- Brown S, Tiernan J, Biggs K, Hind D, Shephard N, Bradburn M, Wailoo A, Alshreef A, Swaby L, Watson A, Radley S, Jones O, Skaife P, Agarwal A, Giordano P, Lamah M, Cartmell M, Davies J, Faiz O, Nugent K, Clarke A, Macdonald A, Conaghan P, Ziprin P & Makhija R (2016) The HubBle trial: Haemorrhoidal artery ligation (HAL) versus rubber band ligation (RBL) for symptomatic second- and third-degree haemorrhoids: A multicentre randomized controlled trial and health-economic evaluation. Health Technology Assessment, 20(88), 1-180. View this article in WRRO
- Alshreef A, Jenks M, Green W & Dixon S (2016) Review of Economic Submissions to NICE Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy. View this article in WRRO
- Brown SR, Tiernan JP, Watson AJM, Biggs K, Shephard N, Wailoo AJ, Bradburn M, Alshreef A & Hind D (2016) Haemorrhoidal artery ligation versus rubber band ligation for the management of symptomatic second-degree and third-degree haemorrhoids (HubBLe): a multicentre, open-label, randomised controlled trial. The Lancet, 388(10042), 356-364. View this article in WRRO
Conference proceedings papers
- Alshreef AO (2016) Conceptual Modelling for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Intravitreal Therapy with Ranibizumab, Aflibercept or Bevacizumab for Macular Oedema Due to Central Retinal Vein Occlusion. Value in Health, Vol. 19(7) View this article in WRRO
- Alshreef A & Spackman E (2015) Methods to Account for Follow-Up Time Differences when Calculating QALYs from Randomised Controlled Trials. Value in Health