Abualbishr Alshreef BPharm, MPH, MSc

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Research Associate

HEDS, ScHARR
The University of Sheffield
Regent Court, 30 Regent Street
Sheffield, S1 4DA

Office: 1017

Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 20673
Fax: (+44) (0)114 222 0749

E-mail: a.o.alshreef@sheffield.ac.uk

ORCiD: 0000-0003-2737-1365

Biography

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
committees.

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.

Research interests

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.

Teaching Interests

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.

Professional activities

  • 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).

Current projects

  • 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.

Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers