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I am a health services researcher with a particular interest in the evaluation, economic evaluation and synthesis of evidence about complex health interventions, such as public health programmes and changes in service organisation and delivery. As part of my methodological interest in the evaluation of complex interventions I have become interested in the use of theory-driven methods of systematic review and evidence synthesis (in particular ‘realist review’), and am keen to apply these methods to issues of programme implementation, service change and evidence about the resource use and cost-effectiveness of interventions. I am also involved in some economic evaluations alongside trials, of psychological interventions to prevent depression and anxiety, and of changes to care pathways and service delivery. I have over sixteen years' experience as a health services researcher and economic evaluator, in both the UK NHS and the Australian health system. Within PenTAG I am Deputy Director. Within the wider Institute I am also a member of the Health Complexity Group and the Health Economics Group.
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University of Exeter
Areas of expertise
Health Economics and Evaluation
16 August 2017
A study into a new and more effective treatment for acute stroke in
14 August 2017
We are looking to recruit a part-time Graduate Research
Assistant to support the work of Dr Vicki...
02 August 2017
A PenCLAHRC trial team are looking for volunteers to help study the
benefits of singing...
Theme: Diagnostics & Stratified Medicine
This project would seek to assess how changing the length of clinic
slots and /...
Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
A research programme examining a public health intervention
designed to help members of the public...