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Staff Profile

Prof Ken Stein

Deputy Director of PenCLAHRC and Lead for Question Generation

Kath Maguire

I am Deputy Director of the PenCLAHRC, and in addition to involvement in a range of projects being carried out within PenCLAHRC, I have Executive responsibility for the PenCLAHRC Evidence Synthesis Team and the Peninsula Collaboration for Operational Research and Development (PenCHORD). Alongside my work at UoE, I am Chair of the Editorial Board for Health Technology Assessment a monograph series within the NIHR Journals Library and Vice Chair of one of NICE’s Technology Appraisals Committees. I graduated in medicine from University of Bristol in 1987, then trained and worked as a general practitioner in Australia and Hampshire before specialising in public health medicine in Southampton, where I subsequently became Deputy Director, NETSCC, HTA. In 1999 I began work as a Consultant in Public Health Medicine at North and East Devon Health Authority, then Director of Public Health for Mid Devon Primary Care Trust. I combined this NHS work with academic work at the University of Exeter as founding Director of the Peninsula Technology Assessment Group (PenTAG), becoming a full time academic at Exeter in 2003. I was appointed to a Chair in Public Health in 2007.

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Contact by phone
01392 726067

Employed by
University of Exeter

Areas of expertise
Public Health, Health Technology Assessment, Evidence Synthesis, Health Services Research

External links
PenTAG
PenCHORD
NIHR Journals Library
Technology Appraisal Committee

Projects

Non pharmacological interventions for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) delivered in school settings: a systematic review of quantitative and qualitative research

NICE Implementation

PenCHORD - Plymouth stroke visualisation

PenCHORD - Modelling rheumatology bottlenecks to facilitate patient-initiated clinics (PIC) rollout

Diabetic Footcare

The Care Home Implementation and Knowledge Mobilisation Project (CHIK-P)

Cardiac Reviews of Tests and Training (CaRoTT)

PenCHORD - Torbay Cardiology Clinic Scheduling

PenCHORD - Pathway modelling at Exeter Genito-Urinary Medicine (GUM) clinic

Teacher-led interventions on social and emotional behaviour in primary school children

Community pharmacist home visits for elderly and/or vulnerable populations

Implementation of falls prevention programmes

Methods to synthesise evidence of implementation and knowledge translation

Physical activity in outdoor natural environments vs physical activity indoors

Green Gym

Falls

Systematic review of patient-initiated clinics (PIC) in secondary care for people with chronic disease

Antipsychotic prescribing in people with dementia resident in care homes

Impact of Using Outdoor Spaces on the Physical and Mental Well-Being of Those With Dementia

Psychiatric disorders and emotional and behavioural disturbance in children excluded from school

Effectiveness of mealtime interventions in elderly people living in residential care

Effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction and mindfulness based cognitive therapy in vascular disease

The effectiveness of interventions to reduce acute paediatric hospital admissions

Systematic review of patient initiated clinics (PICs) in patients with chronic or recurrent conditions managed in secondary care

Telephone consultation follow-up following routine surgery

Effectiveness of TNFa inhibitors to reduce depression in chronic physical illness

PenCHORD - HepB: Optimising the management of chronic hepatitis B in children and young people

PenCHORD - Pathway mapping of STEP 2-4 psychological therapies in the NEW Devon area

PenCHORD - Cornwall acute and community stroke bed capacity modelling

PenCHORD - Quality impact in healthcare system change

PenCHORD - A case study of Royal Devon & Exeter waste management process and practice

PenCHORD - North Devon Thrombolysis Pathway: Bottleneck Analysis

PenCHORD - Chest Pain Diagnosis - Costs and Consequences

PenCHORD - Ophthalmology location analysis

PenCHORD - TIA Clinic Mapping

PenCHORD - 18 week R2T

PenCHORD - Doctor First

PenCHORD - Neonatal

PenCHORD - Plymouth Community Nursing

PenCHORD - Modelling Radiographer-led discharge at Yeovil District Hospital

PenCHORD - Optimising Polypharmacy using Agent-Based Simulation

PenCHORD - QEIA tool validation and improvement

PenCHORD - Fractured neck of femur: Fast track pathway modelling

PenCHORD - Cornwall mental health service pathways

Group Singing for Aphasia

AHSN/PenCHORD project - Achieving step change in the emergency stroke pathway across the South West peninsula

PenCHORD - Mapping and reconfiguration of hyperacute stroke services in Wales

PenCHORD - Optimising the location of outpatient services in Cornwall: Phase One

PenCHORD - Streamlining the bladder cancer pathway at RCHT

PenCHORD - What are the factors that most influence demand for ambulances in South West England?

Supporting Teachers and Children in Schools (STARS)

PenCHORD - Scheduling Community Mental Health Assessment in Devon

Non-pharmacological interventions for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in school settings

PenCHORD - Redesigning Stroke Pathways at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital

PenCHORD - SCN urgent care review: Modelling provision for stroke and cardiac services in the South West region

PenCHORD - DECODE: Modelling the impact of a dementia triage system on Exeter memory clinic waiting times

PenCHORD - Optimising GP Appointment Policies at Ivybridge Health Centre

PenCHORD - Streamlining Pre-operative Assessments at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

PenCHORD - A pilot of an out of hours telephony service for mental health enquiries

PenCHORD - Integrating Muscular Skeletal therapy services in Cornwall

PenCHORD - Reducing A&E four hour breaches in Cornwall

Publications

Surgical procedures and non-surgical devices for the management of non-apnoeic snoring: a systematic review of clinical effects and associated treatment costs

NICE guidance on azacitidine for the treatment of myelodysplastic syndromes, chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia and acute myelomonocytic leukaemia

Cost-effectiveness of dasatinib and nilotinib for imatinib-resistant or -intolerant chronic phase chronic myeloid leukemia

Systematic review of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of bilateral multichannel cochlear implants in adults with severe-to-profound hearing loss

The precision of health state valuation by members of the general public using the standard gamble

Public health implications of establishing a national programme to screen young athletes in the UK

Do metronomes improve the quality of life in people with Parkinson's disease? A pragmatic, single-blind, randomized cross-over trial

Mind sharpeners for scientists: the EQUATOR Network

Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): public health implications

Effectiveness of multi-channel unilateral cochlear implants for profoundly deaf children: a systematic review

Sunitinib and bevacizumab for first line treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma: a systematic review and indirect comparison of clinical effectiveness

The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of cochlear implants for severe to profound deafness in children and adults: a systematic review and economic model

Is combined resynchronisation and implantable defibrillator therapy a cost effective option for left ventricular dysfunction?

Maximising the population benefit from thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke: a modeling study of in-hospital delays

Will delays in treatment jeopardize the population benefit from extending the time window for stroke thrombolysis?

The Potential of Operational Research

Involving patients in drug licensing decisions

Hyperacute stroke care and NHS England’s business plan

Cost-effectiveness of bevacizumab for diabetic macular oedema

The experience of heavy menstrual bleeding: A systematic review and meta-ethnography of qualitative studies

Can the retinal screening interval be safely increased to 2 years for Type 2 diabetic patients without retinopathy?

Does participating in physical activity in outdoor natural environments have a greater effect on physical and mental wellbeing than physical activity indoors? A systematic review

Patient initiated clinics for patients with chronic or recurrent conditions managed in secondary care: a systematic review of patient reported outcomes and patient and clinician satisfaction.

Effectiveness of mealtime interventions on behaviour symptoms of people with dementia living in care homes: A systematic review

Interventions to reduce inappropriate prescribing of antipsychotic medications in people with dementia resident in care homes: a systematic review

School exclusion in children with psychiatric disorder or impairing psychopathology: A systematic review

What Is the Impact of Using Outdoor Spaces Such as Gardens on the Physical and Mental Well-Being of Those With Dementia? A Systematic Review of Quantitative and Qualitative Evidence.

Cost-effectiveness of collagen crosslinking for progressive of keratoconus

Maximizing the population benefit from thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke: a modeling study of in-hospital delays

How lack of information hampers decision making in ophthalmology

Interventions to reduce acute paediatric hospital admissions: A systematic review

The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of enzyme and substrate replacement therapies: a longitudinal cohort study of people with lysosomal storage disorders

Implementing the evidence for preventing falls among community-dwelling older people: a systematic review

Factors influencing the implementation of fall prevention programmes: a systematic review and synthesis of qualitative studies

Establishing local priorities for a health research agenda

Telephone consultations in place of face to face out-patient consultations for patients discharged from hospital following surgery: a systematic review

Methods to elicit probability distributions from experts: a review of reported practice in health technology assessment.

Evaluating the impact of a simulation study in emergency stroke care

Mental health related contact with education professionals in the British Child and Adolescent Mental Health Survey 2004

A comparison of two methods for expert elicitation in health technology assessments

Implementing simulation results in emergency stroke care

The effect of teacher-led interventions on social and emotional behaviour in primary school children: a systematic review

Involving patients and the public in healthcare operational research - the challenges and opportunities

Effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction and mindfulness based cognitive therapy in vascular disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

Creating psychological connections between intervention recipients: Development and focus group evaluation of a group singing session for people with aphasia

Patient initiated clinics for patients with chronic or recurrent conditions managed in secondary care: a systematic review of patient reported outcomes and patient and clinician satisfaction

Patient involvement in drug licensing: a case study

Tumour necrosis factor α inhibitor therapy in chronic physical illness: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect on depression and anxiety

Meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials show suboptimal validity of surrogate outcomes for overall survival in advanced colorectal cancer

The experiences of and attitudes towards non-pharmacological interventions for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder used in school settings: a systematic review and synthesis of qualitative research

Interventions to reduce acute paediatric hospital admissions: a systematic review

End-user involvement in a systematic review of quantitative and qualitative research of non-pharmacological interventions for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) delivered in school settings: reflections on the impacts and challenges.

A systematic review and synthesis of qualitative research: the influence of school context on symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Involving patients and the public in healthcare operational research

Non-pharmacological interventions for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) delivered in school settings: systematic reviews of quantitative and qualitative research

Upcoming Events

May
03

PPI Advice Clinic

Plymouth, ITTC Building (PL6 8BX)

Whatever your query, from finding out more about Patient and Public Involvement to creating a PPI...
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May
09

Searching and Review Clinic

The University of Exeter, St Luke's campus, South Cloisters (Room 2.35)

These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC Evidence Synthesis Team to manage and respond...
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Calendar

News

Dr Nick Axford appointed as Associate Professor

21 April 2017

Dr Nick Axford joins PenCLAHRC this week as Associate Professor in Health Services and will...
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Want to stay mentally healthy in older age? Stimulate your brain in early life

20 April 2017

Stimulating the brain by taking on leadership roles at work or staying on in education...
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Job Opportunity - Trial Manager

10 April 2017

The University of Exeter Medical School is seeking a Trial Manager to take a lead...
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News

Research Projects

Comprehensive Mouth Care and Post-operative Pneumonia (CUPPA)

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

A pilot study to see if comprehensive mouth-care reduces the incidence of post-operative pneumonia in...
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Changing Agendas on Sleep, Treatment and Learning in Epilepsy - A long term condition of children (CASTLE)

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

PenCRU and the Evidence Synthesis Team are working with families, charities and health professionals specialising...
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Research Projects