Professor Simon Dixon BSc (Southampton), MSc (York), PhD (Sheffield)
Professor of Health Economics
The University of Sheffield
Regent Court, 30 Regent Street
Sheffield, S1 4DA
Direct telephone: (+44) (0)114 222 0724
General office fax: (+44) (0)114 222 0749
My work at ScHARR has concentrated around undertaking and developing methods for economic evaluations alongside controlled trials. Whilst the main focus of this work has been pre-hospital and emergency care, I have undertaken evaluations in numerous other areas. A separate stream of work is examining the measurement and valuation of health care benefits. This is focusing on alternatives to, and extensions of, the standard QALY model.
- Public preferences for public health (link to project page under 'Projects').
- Use of attitudinal information in willingness to pay surveys.
- Measurement and valuation of health care benefits.
- Economic evaluation.
My teaching is concentrated around the methods of economic evaluation which I teaching in various formats on the MSc Health Economics and Decision Modelling, MSc Economics and Health Economics, MSc International Health Technology Assessment, Pricing and Reimbursement and the MBChB.
I am the module coordinator for the Economic Evaluation modules on MSc International Health Technology Assessment, Pricing and Reimbursement.
I am interested in supervising Research Students wishing to develop the methods of economic evaluation and benefit valuation. I am particularly interested in empirical ethics and a more empirically based QALY approach, including the role of sequences and process utility.
I currently supervise, or sit on the supervisory panel for three students; Victoria Brennan, Kinga Lowrie and Sabine Grimm. Their topics relate to the evaluation of an electronic patient questionnaire, evaluation of telehealth and the valuation of innovation in non-pharmaceutical technologies.
- Director Health Economics and Decision Science (HEDS)
- Member of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) Technology Appraisal Committee
- Trial Steering Group member for a number of studies
- Advisory Board for HERU, University of Aberdeen
- Development of a questionnaire and social tariff for dignity in health care and the general population
- Evaluating cost effectiveness of insulin pumps in type 1 diabetes as part of a RCT
- Replacing conventional spine radiographs with dual energy x-ray absorptiometry in children with suspected reduction in bone density: a cost-effectiveness analysis
- Economic evaluation of dementia service redesign across Leeds
- Assessing the potential cost-effectiveness of a long-acting growth hormone antagonist for treatment in acromegaly
- Whyte S, Dixon S, Faria R, Walker S, Palmer S, Sculpher M & Radford S (2016) Estimating the Cost-Effectiveness of Implementation: Is Sufficient Evidence Available?. Value in Health, 19(2), 138-144. View this article in WRRO
- Rowen D, Dixon S, Hernández-Alava M & Mukuria C (2016) Estimating informal care inputs associated with EQ-5D for use in economic evaluation. The European Journal of Health Economics, 17(6), 733-744. View this article in WRRO
- Everard ML, Hind D, Ugonna K, Freeman J, Bradburn M, Dixon S, Maguire C, Cantrill H, Alexander J, Lenney W , McNamara P et al (2015) Saline in Acute Bronchiolitis RCT and Economic evaluation: hypertonic saline in acute bronchiolitis – randomised controlled trial and systematic review. Health Technology Assessment, 19(66), 1-130. View this article in WRRO
- Thokala P, Dixon S & Jahn B (2015) Resource Modelling: The Missing Piece of the HTA Jigsaw?. PharmacoEconomics, 33(3), 193-203. View this article in WRRO
- Tosh J, Dixon S, Carter A, Daley A, Petty J, Roalfe A, Sharrack B & Saxton JM (2014) Cost effectiveness of a pragmatic exercise intervention (EXIMS) for people with multiple sclerosis: economic evaluation of a randomised controlled trial.. Mult Scler, 20(8), 1123-1130.
- Shackley P & Dixon S (2013) The random card sort method and respondent certainty in contingent valuation: An exploratory investigation of range bias. Health Economics (United Kingdom).
- Brennan VK & Dixon S (2013) Incorporating process utility into quality adjusted life years: a systematic review of empirical studies.. Pharmacoeconomics, 31(8), 677-691.
- Dixon S, Shackley P, Bonham J & Ibbotson R (2012) Putting a value on the avoidance of false positive results when screening for inherited metabolic disease in the newborn.. J Inherit Metab Dis, 35(1), 169-176.
- Dixon S, Poole CD, Odeyemi I, Retsa P, Chambers C & Currie CJ (2011) Deriving health state utilities for the numerical pain rating scale.. Health Qual Life Outcomes, 9, 96. View this article in WRRO
- Gillett M, Dallosso HM, Dixon S, Brennan A, Carey ME, Campbell MJ, Heller S, Khunti K, Skinner TC & Davies MJ (2010) Delivering the diabetes education and self management for ongoing and newly diagnosed (DESMOND) programme for people with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes: cost effectiveness analysis.. BMJ, 341, c4093.