Dr Jill Carlton BMedSci (Sheffield), MMedSci (Sheffield), PhD (Sheffield)

Research FellowCarlton1

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

Office: 106
West Court
Mappin Street
S1 4DP

Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 0799
Fax: +44 (0)114 222 0749

Email: j.carlton@sheffield.ac.uk

ORCiD: 0000-0002-9373-7663


I trained as an orthoptist at University of Sheffield, and have worked in both Leicester and Sheffield. My experiences as a health care professional led to an interest in evidence-based medicine and a secondment to a research study based at ScHARR investigating the impact of age-related macular degeneration upon quality of life. I joined ScHARR as a research associate in 2005.

Research Interests

My research interests are health-related quality of life and patient outcome measures. In 2006 I was awarded a fellowship (Researcher Development Award) through the National Co-ordinating Centre for Research Capacity Development, NCCRCD). My PhD involved designing a paediatric disease-specific health related quality of life measure for amblyopia. The Child Amblyopia Treatment Questionnaire (CAT-QoL) is a short questionnaire that was designed for children aged 4-7 years to measure the impact of amblyopia treatment from the child’s perspective. Details of the research project can be found on this page

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests lie in health services research, in particular ethical issues involved in health services research. I teach on three Masters programmes;
• MSc Health Economics and Decision Modelling (HAR669 module: Health Research Methods)
• MSc Economics and Health Economics (HAR6240 module: Research Methods in Health).
I am joint Module Coordinator for HAR6240.
• MSc International Health Technology Assessment, Pricing and Reimbursement (HAR6118: Utility and Patient-reported Outcomes Data in Health Technology Assessment)

Current Projects

Current Projects
I am currently working on a number of projects that use patient reported outcome measures and health-related quality of life.
These include:
• the development of a recovery instrument for use in mental health (ReQoL: Recovery of Quality of Life); and
• evaluating the importance of self-management in diabetes (ESMiD).
• EUS€REEN Project: Partner working on a proposal to develop equitable cost-effective vision screening throughout Europe

Professional Activities

• ScHARR Fellowships and Studentships Officer
• Member of ScHARR Postgraduate Research Committee
• Member of ScHARR Research Committee
• Member of HEDS Research Functional Working Group
• Member of HEDS Communications and Impact Functional Working Group
• Member of HEDS Newsletter Development Group
• Fellowships advisor for NIHR Yorkshire and Humber RDS
• Member of the Editorial Board of the British & Irish Orthoptic Journal
• Member of the British and Irish Orthoptic Society
• Member of the British and Irish Orthoptic Society Vision Screening Special Interest Group
• Member of the British Isles Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Association


• Dr Helen Griffiths, Senior Lecturer in Orthoptics, University of Sheffield - EUS€REEN Project
• Professor Huibert Simonsz, Paediatric Ophthalmologist, Rotterdam, Netherlands - EUS€REEN Project

Extended List of Publications

Journal articles