Abdullah Pandor BSc Hons. (Oxford Brookes), MSc (Aberdeen)


Senior Research Fellow

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

Office: G026

Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 0778
Fax: (+44) (0)114 222 0749

E-mail: a.pandor@sheffield.ac.uk

ORCiD: 0000-0003-2552-5260


I obtained my first degree in Nutrition & Food Science from Oxford Brookes University and my MSc in Human Nutrition and Metabolism from the University of Aberdeen.

I joined ScHARR in 1999 as a systematic reviewer and have undertaken literature reviews on various topics including: newborn screening for inborn errors of metabolism, statins for the prevention of cardiovascular events, ezetimibe for the treatment of hypercholesterolaemia and diagnostic management strategies for adults and children with minor head injury.

In 2011, I became the Deputy Director of the ScHARR Technology Assessment Group (ScHARR-TAG). ScHARR-TAG undertakes reviews of the clinical and cost effectiveness of health care interventions for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Health Technology Assessment Programme on behalf of a range of policy makers, including the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

Research interests

My research interests are:

  • Systematic review and meta-analysis of evidence for clinical effectiveness
  • Application and development of methods for the systematic review and synthesis of diagnostic evaluations in the field of health services research
  • Network meta-analysis (indirect and mixed treatment comparisons)

Teaching interests

My teaching interests are:

  • Systematic reviews and critical appraisal techniques

I am the module coordinator for the Health Research Methods module on MSc Health Economics and Decision Modelling  http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/scharr/prospective_students/masters/hedm and joint module coordinator for the Systematic Reviews and Evidence Synthesis Principles module on the MSc in International Health Technology Assessment, Pricing and Reimbursement.  http://www.shef.ac.uk/scharr/prospective_students/masters/ihtapr/index

Professional activities

  • Member of Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi)
  • Member of the Society for Social Medicine (SSM)
  • Member of the European Public Health Association (EUPHA)
  • Member of InterTASC, a collaboration of nine universities undertaking technology assessments
  • Member of the Cochrane Screening and Diagnostic Test Methods and Cochrane Prognosis Methods Group

Current projects

I am currently working on the following projects:

  • Pre-hospital non-invasive ventilation for acute respiratory failure: a systematic review and cost-effectiveness evaluation (Health Technology Assessment)
  • Eculizumab for treating atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome (NICE Highly Specialised Technology Evaluation)
  • Rivaroxaban for the prevention of adverse outcomes in patients after the acute management of acute coronary syndrome (NICE Single Technology Appraisal)

Extended list of publications

Journal articles