Fiona Campbell

Population Health, School of Medicine and Population Health

Honorary Senior Lecturer

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Fiona Campbell
Population Health, School of Medicine and Population Health
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
S1 4DA

Fiona Campbell is a Research Fellow in Health Economics and Decision Science within the School for Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield. She has a clinical nursing background in oncology nursing, district nursing and health visiting and has worked in this capacity both in the UK and developing country settings.  These experiences led to a keen interest in the use of research to inform and improve health care and public health.  She trained in systematic review methodology and  has conducted and published reviews for NICE, HTA and the Cochrane Collaboration. Her work has been used to inform NICE guidance for treatments for hypertension, obesity, excessive alcohol use, hospital errors and approaches to increasing levels of physical activity.  She has designed, led and published work on methodological aspects of systematic reviewing and teaches systematic review methodology to postgraduate students.   

Research interests
  • Use of evidence to support decision making
  • Incorporating non-RCT evidence in systematic reviews
  • Assessment of patient reported outcomines in clinical trials and methods of synthesis
  • Methods of synthesising qualitative and quantitative reviews
  • Use of expert opinion in systematic reviews
  • Any issues relating to improving health in low and middle income countries

Current projects

  • Systematic review and modelling of the cost effectiveness of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging compared to current existing testing pathways in cardiac disease (PI: Steve Thomas)
  • Community based peer support: developing a model for promoting health literacy (COPES). NIHR Public Health Research Programme (PI: Dr Janet Harris)

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Conference proceedings papers

  • Weeks L, Campbell F, Weeks L, Booth A & Smith A (2018) Rapid Review and Synthesis of Qualitative Evidence: A Search and Mapping Review of Existing Guidance and Examples. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF QUALITATIVE METHODS, Vol. 17(1) (pp 57-57) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Read J, Croot L, Campbell F, Ryan T & Venables G (2012) Patients’ experience of follow up after TIA: A qualitative study. International Journal of Stroke(2) (pp 18-18) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Campbell F, Sworn K, Booth A, Reuber M, Grunewald R, Mack C & Dickson J () The ESPENTE study – a mapping review. Trent SAPC (Society for Academic Primary Care) Regional Meeting, 19 March 2019 - 19 March 2019. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Campbell F, Weeks L, Booth A, Smith A & Kneulis D () Rapid Qualitative Reviews - What, Why, How and Where next?. 25th Cochrane Colloquium Conference Abstracts RIS download Bibtex download
  • Goyder EC & Croot E () Promoting Health Literacy through Community Based Peer Support: A Participatory Realist Review. RIS download Bibtex download


  • Campbell F, Booth A, Sworn K, Reuber M, Grunewald R, Mack C & Dickson J (2019) Epilepsy Specialist Nurses The Evidence (ESPENTE): a Systematic Mapping Review View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Finn R, Birdi K, Wolstenholme D, Kapadi A, Bonham C, Campbell F, Fletcher R, Crimlisk H, Smith R, McCulloch G , Di Bona L et al (2019) Exploring the role of lived experience in mental health training: A scoping project RIS download Bibtex download
  • Preston LR, Chambers D, Campbell F, Cantrell A, Turner J & Goyder E (2017) What evidence is there for the identification and management of frail older people in the emergency department? A systematic mapping review View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download



Teaching interests

I am involved with teaching both on the undergraduate MBBS course and postgraduate masters programmes within ScHARR. I also supervise masters dissertation projects. Recently as part of a small team, I delivered a teaching programme to health care managers and providers on quality improvements and evidence-based practice in the Maldives.

Professional activities and memberships
  • Systematic reviewer for the ScHARR Technology Assessment Group (TAG) completing HTA reports for NETSCC
  • Previously, a systematic reviewer for the Review Body for Interventional Procedures and Public Health Collaborating Centre
  • Lecturer and dissertation supervisor (systematic review) for the Masters in Public Health (Health Services Research) and Masters in Decision and Economic Modelling
  • Author or co-author of 12 Cochrane Reviews