Katy Cooper BSc, PhD (Sheffield)


Senior Research Fellow

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

Office: 2011

Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 0773
Fax: (+44) (0)114 222 0749

Email: k.l.cooper@sheffield.ac.uk

ORCiD: 0000-0002-7702-8103


I joined ScHARR in 2004, and since 2007 I have worked in HEDS undertaking systematic reviews of clinical effectiveness of healthcare interventions. From 2004 to 2006 I worked on a number of projects relating to patient safety and quality of care. I gained my BSc and PhD in genetics and cell biology from the University of Sheffield.

Research interests

My research interests include:

• Systematic reviews of clinical effectiveness for healthcare interventions
• Development of methods for systematic reviewing and evidence synthesis, including rapid review methods
• Systematic reviews of complex interventions
• Patient safety and quality of care
• Complementary and alternative medicine research

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests include systematic reviews and critical appraisal, meta-analysis, health research methods, and processes for health technology assessment. I teach on several ScHARR Masters courses and short courses.

I am a module co-ordinator on the Methods and Processes module on the MSc in International Health Technology Assessment [link: http://www.shef.ac.uk/scharr/prospective_students/masters/ihtapr]

I am interested in supervising research students in areas such as systematic review methodology and reviews of complex interventions, complementary therapies and preventative interventions.

Professional Activities

I am a member of the ScHARR Technology Assessment Group (ScHARR-TAG). I undertake high quality evidence syntheses for the National Institute for Health and care Excellence (NICE), the NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme, and other funding organisations.

Recent Projects

I have recently worked on systematic reviews of the following:
• Treatments for advance Parkinsons disease
• Management of premature ejaculation
• Psychosocial interrentions for cannabis cessation
• Therapeutic effects of yoga for health and wellbeing
• Prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine use
• Comparison of triage and direct transfer to specialist care centres versus delivery to the nearest local hospital
• Chemoprevention of colorectal cancer
• PET and MRI imaging for assessment of axillary metastases in breast cancer
• Romiplostim for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
• Homeopathy for insomnia
• Vildagliptin for type 2 diabetes
• Pegfilgrastim for prevention of febrile neutropenia during chemotherapy
• Oseltamivir, zanamivir and amantadine for prevention of influenza

Extended List of Publications

Journal articles