I am a Senior Research Fellow in the Liverpool Reviews and Implementation Group (LRiG). My research expertise is in systematic reviewing and health technology assessment.
My post with LRiG is funded from a Department of Health grant that is awarded (through competition) every 5 years. LRiG is contracted to conduct systematic reviews of the clinical and cost effectiveness of health care technologies for the National Institute for Care Excellence (NICE) and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). LRiG’s work for NICE and the NIHR informs national NHS policy.
Since joining LRiG in 2006, I have led on, or contributed to, more than 40 reviews for NICE and the NIHR. The topic areas are diverse, but broadly speaking include lung cancer, breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, melanoma and cardiology.
I publish Cochrane Reviews with several Cochrane Groups, the Epilepsy Group, the Lung Cancer Group Heart Group, and the Anaesthesia Groups. My major contribution to the Cochrane Collaboration is via LRiG’s collaboration with the Epilepsy Group. The Epilepsy Group has successfully competed for two NIHR Cochrane Programme grants and I have taken lead roles in supporting the successful completion of the contracted workplans.
I also provide supervision to PGr students from the Liverpool Dental School who include systematic reviews as part of their DDSc theses.
I welcome opportunities to collaborate with staff or students who want to conduct systematic reviews in any topic area.
I have an upper second class BSc (Hons) in Psychology and a PhD (Children’s food preferences: a behavioural analysis) from Bangor University. I have a PGCE in post-compulsory education from the University of Wales, Newport.
Key words: #fixedterm systemic review, health technology