Dr Lesley Uttley

BSc, PhD (Psychology)

Population Health, School of Medicine and Population Health

Senior Research Fellow

Lesley Uttley
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Dr Lesley Uttley
Population Health, School of Medicine and Population Health
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
S1 4DA

I am a senior research fellow and career development award holder for investigating human influences in systematic reviews and meta-analyses, funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC). I obtained my BSc and PhD in Psychology at the University of Sheffield. I joined ScHARR as a systematic reviewer in January 2011 for the evidence review group, ScHARR-TAG, working on a variety of projects including mental health, oncology and diagnostics. I design, lead and conduct systematic reviews and I am interested in how the people, or the systematic review team, can potentially influence the output of apparently objective research projects.

Research interests
  • Research integrity of systematic reviews
  • Positive and negative human influences in research
  • Methodology of systematic reviews

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Conference proceedings papers



  • Stevenson M, Rawdin A & Uttley L Cost effectiveness of group art therapy for patients with non-psychotic mental health disorders in England and Wales (2014). RIS download Bibtex download
Teaching activities
  • Supervisor to PhD students on systematic review topics
  • Supervisor to masters student dissertation involving systematic reviews
  • Deliver lectures and workshops in systematic review and meta-analysis
Professional activities and memberships


  • Co-chair for ScHARR Systematic Reviewers academic development group


  • Invited visiting scientist to the World Health Organisation (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
  • Guest editor for Journal of Clinical Epidemiology "Research Integrity and Research Culture" special issue (2024)