Jon Nicholl CBE, DSc, FFPH, FMedSciJ Nicholl Photo

Professor of Health Services Research

Address:
School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
University of Sheffield
Regent Court, 30 Regent Street
Sheffield
S1 4DA

Room: 3037a

Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 5201
Fax: (+44) (0)114 272 4095 (non-confidential)

Email: j.nicholl@sheffield.ac.uk

ORCiD 0000-0001-5436-1264

Biography

I am Professor of Health Services Research (1994-) in ScHARR, and was Dean of the School (2010-2017).  I was also the inaugural Director of the NIHR School for Public Health Research (2012-2017).  I was Director of the Medical Care Research Unit at the University of Sheffield from 1993 - 2010.   Before coming to Sheffield in 1981 as a medical statistician I spent five years as a research associate at University College London working on road traffic accident prevention.

I am an NIHR Senior Investigator (Emeritus) and fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. I was Chair of the NIHR HTA Programme Commissioning Board from 2005 to 2010, and their Clinical Trials Board from 2007 to 2010.  I also served as Deputy Chair of the Medical Research Council´s Health Services and Public Health Research Board and their Clinical Trials Board. I chaired sub-panel 2 of REF 2014.

Research Interests

My research interests are in Health Services and Public Health research.  My main field of research is the evaluation of emergency and urgent first contact care and services, particularly A and E services, including trauma services and chest pain care; ambulance services including helicopter ambulances; and urgent first contact care services including telephone and out-of-hours services.  I also carry out methodological research related to the design of health service evaluations, and I have a particular interest in the use of routine (e-health) data for HSR.

Current Professional Activities

  • Chair of Sectional Committee 7 of the Academy of Medical Sciences
  • Member of the NIHR Senior Investigators appointments panel
  • Chair of the Commissioning Panel for NHS Policy Research Units
  • Chair of the Selection Panel for Members of the NIHR School for Social Care
  • Member CLAHRC West Midlands Scientific Advisory Group
  • Chair PARAMEDIC2 Trial Steering Committee
  • Chair RePHILL Trial Data Monitoring Committee
  • Member of South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership Partnership (2008- )

Current Research Projects

Co-investigator

  1. Evaluation of Medical Examiners' Reviews to identify potentially avoidable deaths due to problems in care (with Prof. Goodacre and colleagues. NIHR £650k)
  2. Invasive dentistry and infective endocarditis (IDEA) study (with Professor Thornhill and colleagues, NIHR HTA £350k)
  3. NIHR School for Public Health Research (with Professor Goyder and colleagues, NIHR £2.25m)
  4. Development and evaluation of an intervention to support ahderence to treatments in adults with Cystic Fibrosis (with Dr Wildman and Professor O'Cathain, NIHR applied programme grants RP-PG-1212-20015, £1.98m)
  5. Production of evidence syntheses for the HS&DR programme (with Professor Goyder and colleagues, NIHR £510k)
                              

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests lie in the design of evaluations, particularly randomised controlled trials.

I am interested in supervising research students in topic areas related to my research interests in emergency and urgent care service research, and in methodological research into the design and analysis of health services research and clinical trials.  I have a particular interest in using routine (e-health) data for health services research and would be interested in supervising research students interested in developing this area of HSR.

Section

Jon is based in the Health Services Research section.

Publications

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Journal articles