University of Sheffield
Regent Court, 30 Regent Street
Sheffield, S1 4DA
Office: Ground floor open plan
Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 0785
Fax: (+44) (0114) 222 0749
I joined HEDS in January 2014 as an assistant modeller studying part-time for the HEDM MSc. This was a change of direction following a 13 year career in biomedical research. I completed a BSc in Genetics in 1999 and followed this with a PhD in 2003, both from the University of Sheffield, before working at the University of Nice, France and the department of Biomedical Science at the University of Sheffield.
Within HEDS I specialise in public health-related modelling projects, focussing particularly upon modelling of diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention, and development of return on investment tools. I have worked closely with Public Health England (PHE), NHS England and NICE for a series of projects modelling the return on investment of the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, based upon adaptation of the School for Public Health Research Diabetes Prevention Model. More recently, I worked with PHE to develop a cardiovascular disease prevention return on investment tool. I am also part of the team working on the Sheffield bowel cancer screening model, which informs decisions about the UK bowel cancer screening programme.
Links to our national and local ROI tools
Diabetes Prevention Programme ROI Tool: https://dpp-roi-tool.shef.ac.uk/
Cardiovascular Disease Prevention ROI Tool: https://cvd-prevention.shef.ac.uk/
- Thomas C, Sadler S, Breeze P, Squires H, Gillett M & Brennan A (2017) Assessing the potential return on investment of the proposed UK NHS diabetes prevention programme in different population subgroups: an economic evaluation. BMJ Open, 7.
- Breeze PR, Thomas C, Squires H, Brennan A, Greaves C, Diggle P, Brunner E, Tabak A, Preston L & Chilcott J (2017) Cost‐effectiveness of population‐based, community, workplace and individual policies for diabetes prevention in the UK. Diabetic Medicine, 34(8), 1136-1144.
- Breeze PR, Thomas C, Squires H, Brennan A, Greaves C, Diggle PJ, Brunner E, Tabak A, Preston L & Chilcott J (2017) The impact of Type 2 diabetes prevention programmes based on risk‐identification and lifestyle intervention intensity strategies: a cost‐effectiveness analysis. Diabetic Medicine, 34(5), 632-640.
- Thomas C, Breeze P, Strong M, Brennan A, Norman P, Cameron D & Epton T (2016) The cost-effectiveness of an updated theory-based online health behavior intervention for new university students: U@Uni2. Journal of Public Health & Epidemiology, 8(10), 191-203.
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