Suzy Paisley BA (Liverpool), MA (Loughborough), PhD (Sheffield)
Director of Innovation and Knowledge Transfer, Senior Research Fellow
University of Sheffield
Regent Court, 30 Regent Street
Sheffield, S1 4DA
Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 0704
Fax: (+44) (0)114 222 0749
I am Director of Innovation and Knowledge Transfer (IKT) at the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), University of Sheffield responsible for ScHARR's consultancy portfolio, IKT Business Team and Short Course Unit.
I am an Information Specialist with an interest in information retrieval methods to inform evidence synthesis studies, particularly decision-analytic models of cost-effectiveness. I was previously Director of ScHARR's Information Resources (IR) Group and continue to be a member of the IR Group. I have over twenty years' experience in information retrieval for evidence syntheses with a policy focus, working closely with NICE (National Institute for Clinical Health and Care Excellence) and the Department of Health (DH). In 2000 I was seconded to the newly established NICE to set up the NICE unit for Information Specialists.
I am a leading member of the University of Sheffield research group TePHTA (Text Processing for Health Technology Assessment), a collaboration between ScHARR and the Department of Computer Science Natural Language Processing Group, investigating the use of automated text processing methods for evidence synthesis studies.
Information retrieval methods to support evidence synthesis. Specific areas of methodological interest:
- Search methods for the specification and population of decision-analytic models of cost-effectiveness
- Reviews of complex interventions
- Identification of health state utility values (HSUVs)
- Automated text mining methods for evidence synthesis studies
My teaching interests concentrate on information retrieval methods for evidence synthesis studies, including systematic reviews and decision-analytic models of cost-effectiveness.
My main teaching activities form part of:
- MSc in Health Economics and Decision Modelling (HEDM), Study Design and Systematic Review Methods (Core Module HAR6169)
- MSc in International Health Technology Assessment, Pricing and Reimbursement (iHTA) (Online), Using Evidence in the Design and Development of Models (Optional Module HAR691)
- ScHARR Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Centre (Wellcome Trust DTC) Research Training Attachment tutor
I am the Leader for ScHARR's short course: Identification and Review of Evidence to Inform Cost-Effectiveness Models
- Guest Editor Research Synthesis Methods special issue "Innovation in Information Retrieval Methods for Evidence Synthesis" (forthcoming)
- Taskforce member, ISPOR Taskforce for Health State Utility Estimates in Cost-Effectiveness Models
- Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi) Information Resources Group
- InterTASC Information Specialists' Subgroup (ISSG)
- Cochrane Information Retrieval Methods Group (IRMG)
- Campbell and Cochrane Economics Methods Group (CCEMG)
- Public Health England (PHE) Health Economic Framework, PHE (2018-2021)
- Cardiovascular Disease Return on Investment Tool, PHE (2017-2018)
- What Works for Wellbeing, Community Wellbeing, ESRC (2015-2018)
- Vascular Services Programme, NIHR (2013-2019)
- Paisley S (2016) Identification of Evidence for Key Parameters in Decision-Analytic Models of Cost Effectiveness: A Description of Sources and a Recommended Minimum Search Requirement. PharmacoEconomics, 34(6), 597-608. View this article in WRRO
- Archer R, Paisley S, Essat M, Preston L & Thornhill M (2015) ITERATIVE SIFTING IN THE SELECTION OF RESEARCH EVIDENCE: IMPLICATIONS FOR REVIEWS AND OTHER DECISION PROBLEMS. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 31(1-2), 54-58. View this article in WRRO
- Preston L, Carroll C, Gardois P, Paisley S & Kaltenthaler E (2015) Improving search efficiency for systematic reviews of diagnostic test accuracy: an exploratory study to assess the viability of limiting to MEDLINE, EMBASE and reference checking. Systematic Reviews, 4(1). View this article in WRRO
- Kaltenthaler E, Essat M, Tappenden P & Paisley S (2014) IDENTIFICATION AND REVIEW OF COST-EFFECTIVENESS MODEL PARAMETERS: A QUALITATIVE STUDY. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 30(03), 333-340. View this article in WRRO
- Kaltenthaler E, Tappenden P & Paisley S (2013) Reviewing the evidence to inform the population of cost-effectiveness models within health technology assessments. Value in Health, 16(5), 830-836. View this article in WRRO
- Wong R, Paisley S & Carroll C (2013) Assessing searches in NICE single technology appraisals: practice and checklist.. Int J Technol Assess Health Care, 29(3), 315-322.
- Connell J, Brazier J, O'Cathain A, Lloyd-Jones M & Paisley S (2012) Quality of life of people with mental health problems: a synthesis of qualitative research.. Health Qual Life Outcomes, 10, 138. View this article in WRRO
- Paisley S (2010) Classification of evidence in decision-analytic models of cost-effectiveness: a content analysis of published reports.. Int J Technol Assess Health Care, 26(4), 458-462.
- Glanville J & Paisley S (2010) Identifying economic evaluations for health technology assessment. INT J TECHNOL ASSESS, 26(4), 436-440.