Professor Ken Stein

Professor Ken Stein

Deputy Director of PenARC and Professor of Public Health

Expertise

Public Health, Health Technology Assessment, Evidence Synthesis, Health Services Research

Biography

I am Deputy Director of PenARC, and in addition to involvement in a range of projects being carried out within PenARC, I am also the Public Health Theme Lead. I have Executive responsibility for the PenARC Evidence Synthesis Team and the Peninsula Collaboration for Operational Research and Development (PenCHORD).

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. 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.

Alongside my health services research within the University of Exeter, I have been involved in Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and development of national policy on the adoption of new treatments through NICE, where I was a member and vice chair of an Appraisal Committee for 15 years and remain part of their Scientific Advice Programme. I have been involved in the National Institute for Health Research HTA programme since its early years in the 1990s and am Editor in Chief of the monograph series Health Technology Assessment, which puts almost all of the programme’s commissioned work into the public domain. I’ve had a lot of experience in Evidence Synthesis through my work in HTA, the Cochrane Collaboration and PenARC’s Evidence Synthesis Team and was appointed as Director of the NIHR Systematic Review Programme in 2018.

Publications

Other team members

Dr Noreen Orr

Dr Noreen Orr

Research Fellow
Kerry Pearn

Kerry Pearn

Associate Research Fellow
Professor Martin Pitt

Professor Martin Pitt

Professor of Applied Healthcare Modelling and Data Science
Dr Mike Allen

Dr Mike Allen

Senior Research Fellow in Applied Healthcare Modelling and Data Science
Dr Rebecca Abbott

Dr Rebecca Abbott

Senior Research Fellow
Morwenna Rogers

Morwenna Rogers

Information Specialist
Dr Andrew Salmon

Dr Andrew Salmon

Associate Research Fellow
Dr Daniel Chalk

Dr Daniel Chalk

Senior Research Fellow in Applied Healthcare Modelling and Analysis
Alison Bethel

Alison Bethel

Information Specialist
Dr Harriet Hunt

Dr Harriet Hunt

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Rebecca Whear

Rebecca Whear

Research Fellow
Professor Jo Thompson-Coon

Professor Jo Thompson-Coon

Professor of Evidence Synthesis and Health Policy