Dr Alison Scope PhD (Sheffield Hallam)

Research Fellow in Systematic Reviewing


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

Office: 1018

Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 0670
Fax: (+44) (0)114 222 0749

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

ORCiD: 0000-0003-1604-1758


I joined the University of Sheffield in 2005 working in the department of psychology for three years on projects investigating developmental disorders. I moved to ScHARR in 2008 and am a member of ScHARR-TAG. I have been involved in a number of projects including those on postnatal depression, lung cancer, and breast cancer.

I am currently working on echocardiography in atrial fibrillation and treatment for major depressive episodes.

Prior to joining Sheffield University, I completed a PhD in cognitive developmental psychology at Sheffield Hallam University.

Research interests

My research interests are mental health and in the use of systematic reviewing methods within health technology assessments, to support decision making.

Teaching interests

My teaching interests lie in Systematic Reviews and Critical Appraisal.

I act as a module coordinator for the Health Services Research Methods module on the MSc in Economics and Health Economics.

Current projects

• Health technology assessment (HTA) - An evidence synthesis to evaluate the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of interventions to prevent postnatal depression.
• Health technology assessment (HTA) - Systematic review and cost effectiveness modelling of the clinical and cost-effectiveness of art therapy among people with non-psychotic mental disorders

Extended list of publications

Journal articles