Dr Alison Scope, BSc, CPsychol
University of Sheffield
Regent Court, 30 Regent Street
Sheffield, S1 4DA
Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 0670
Fax: (+44) (0)114 222 0749
I am a chartered psychologist with an interest in mental health and developmental disorders. 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 range of projects, with several examining the effectiveness and acceptability of psychological interventions, including those for postnatal depression, art therapy for non-psychotic disorders, and a range of behavioural interventions. 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 research methods, systematic reviews and critical appraisal. I am the module coordinator for the Systematic Reviews and Evidence Synthesis Principles module on the MSc International Health Technology Assessment, and as a tutor 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) - Behavioural modification interventions for medically unexplained symptoms in primary care: an evidence synthesis.
- 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
- NICE Decision support unit (DSU) - Systematic review update of cost utility analyses that have included health spillovers.
- British Society of Gastroenterology/Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland/Public Health England post-polypectomy and post-colorectal cancer resection surveillance guidelines. Gut.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Is group cognitive behaviour therapy for postnatal depression evidence-based practice? A systematic review.. BMC Psychiatry, 13, 321. View this article in WRRO
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Independent component analysis reveals atypical electroencephalographic activity during visual perception in individuals with autism.. Biol Psychiatry, 65(1), 22-30.
- 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