Dr Alison Scope PhD (Sheffield Hallam)
Research Fellow in Systematic Reviewing
University of Sheffield
Regent Court, 30 Regent Street
Sheffield, S1 4DA
Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 0670
Fax: (+44) (0)114 222 0749
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.
My research interests are mental health and in the use of systematic reviewing methods within health technology assessments, to support decision making.
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.
• 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
- Scope A, Uttley L & Sutton A (2017) A qualitative systematic review of service user and service provider perspectives on the acceptability, relative benefits, and potential harms of art therapy for people with non‐psychotic mental health disorders. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 90(1), 25-43. View this article in WRRO
- Morrell CJ, Sutcliffe P, Booth A, Stevens J, Scope A, Stevenson M, Harvey R, Bessey A, Cantrell A, Dennis C-L, Ren S, Ragonesi M, Barkham M, Churchill D, Henshaw C, Newstead J, Slade P, Spiby H & Stewart-Brown S (2016) A systematic review, evidence synthesis and meta-analysis of quantitative and qualitative studies evaluating the clinical effectiveness, the cost-effectiveness, safety and acceptability of interventions to prevent postnatal depression. Health Technology Assessment, 20(37), 1-414. View this article in WRRO
- Kaltenthaler E, Carroll C, Hill-McManus D, Scope A, Holmes M, Rice S, Rose M, Tappenden P & Woolacott N (2016) The use of exploratory analyses within the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence single technology appraisal process: an evaluation and qualitative analysis. Health Technology Assessment, 20(26), 1-48. View this article in WRRO
- Uttley L, Stevenson M, Scope A, Rawdin A & Sutton A (2015) The clinical and cost effectiveness of group art therapy for people with non-psychotic mental health disorders: a systematic review and cost-effectiveness analysis. BMC Psychiatry, 15. View this article in WRRO
- Uttley L, Scope A, Stevenson M, Rawdin A, Taylor Buck E, Sutton A, Stevens J, Kaltenthaler E, Dent-Brown K & Wood C (2015) Systematic review and economic modelling of the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of art therapy among people with non-psychotic mental health disorders. Health Technology Assessment, 19(18), 1-120. View this article in WRRO
- Scope A, Leaviss J, Kaltenthaler E, Parry G, Sutcliffe P, Bradburn M & Cantrell A (2013) Is group cognitive behaviour therapy for postnatal depression evidence-based practice? A systematic review.. BMC Psychiatry, 13, 321. View this article in WRRO
- Scope A, Booth A & Sutcliffe P (2012) Women's perceptions and experiences of group cognitive behaviour therapy and other group interventions for postnatal depression: a qualitative synthesis.. J Adv Nurs, 68(9), 1909-1919.
- Stevenson MD, Scope A, Sutcliffe PA, Booth A, Slade P, Parry G, Saxon D, Kalthenthaler E & group cognitive behavioural therapy for postnatal depression advisory group (2010) Group cognitive behavioural therapy for postnatal depression: a systematic review of clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and value of information analyses.. Health Technol Assess, 14(44), 1-iv.
- Scope A, Empson J & McHale S (2010) Executive function in children with high and low attentional skills: correspondences between behavioural and cognitive profiles.. Br J Dev Psychol, 28(Pt 2), 293-305.
- Milne E, Scope A, Pascalis O, Buckley D & Makeig S (2009) Independent component analysis reveals atypical electroencephalographic activity during visual perception in individuals with autism.. Biol Psychiatry, 65(1), 22-30.