- Dr Penny Breeze (Director)Health Economics and Decision Science
Complex natural history models with multiple dynamic risk factors. Developed the Sheffield Type 2 Diabetes Model and a decision model for the appraisal of multi-behaviour interventions in selected population groups.
- Prof Alan Brennan (Director)Health Economics and Decision Science
Innovative use of health economics and mathematical modelling techniques to inform public health decision-making, especially on cost-effectiveness of interventions and public health policies.
- Dr Daniel Holman (Director)Sociology
Sociological perspectives on health and illness, especially social determinants and studying intersectional inequalities in later life chronic disease. Biosocial approach studying the biological sequelae of inequalities.
- Dr Anju Keetharuth (Director)Health Economics
Development and testing of outcome measures, psychometrics, construction of preference-based measures and economic evaluation alongside trials.
- Dr Hazel Squires (Director)Health Economics and Decision Science
Conceptual modelling and individual-level simulation for public health systems. Constructed the only existing framework specifically designed for developing the structure of public health economic models.
- Dr Tracey Young (Director)Health Economics
Methods for developing preference-based measures from existing QOL measures, Economic evaluations alongside clinical trials, Methods for measuring uncertainty in economic evaluations, censoring and missing data and mapping.
- Dr Mónica Hernández AlavaHealth Econometrics
Analysis of micro-level data on individuals’ economic behaviour, for example analysis of health state utility data, the dynamics of child developmental outcomes, and individuals’ decisions to participate in welfare programmes.
- Dr Julie BalenPublic Health
Global health systems and health policy, leadership and governance in health, human resources for health, operational / implementation research in Asia & sub-Saharan Africa.
- Dr Amy BarnesPublic Health
Health policy, health governance, health systems, participation, partnership, social determinants of health, politics of health, aid management/international health funding.
- Professor Peter BathHealth Informatics
Peter is Professor of Health Informatics and Applied Health Data Analytics in the Information School and School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR). His research interests include the application of statistical methods and data mining techniques to analysing health data, particularly in relation to health and well-being in older people.
Peter supervises research into the health information needs and behaviours of patients and the public and, in particular, how people with life-threatening, terminal and long-term illnesses share information on the Internet, e.g., through online health forums. Information about the "A Shared Space and a Space for Sharing" project can be found at: http://www.space4sharingstudy.org/. Peter is also Chair of the University Research Ethics Committee.
- Dr Sue BaxterPublic Health
Public health and health and social care service delivery, systematic review methodologies for complex public health interventions and system changes, logic models and theories of change, patient and public involvement and engagement.
- Prof John BrazierHealth Economics
Measuring and valuing health and well-being for economic evaluation, inter-sector impacts of public health interventions. Director of the Dept. of Health Policy Research Unit for Economic Evaluation.
- Dr Nicola BucklandPsychology
Human appetite, eating behaviour, perceptions about foods, goal priming, weight management, promoting environmentally sustainable diets and individual differences.
- Dr Sam CatonPublic Health
Obesity and appetite regulation. Improving the diets of preschool children, infant feeding behaviours, portion control and the impact of alcohol on body weight regulation.
- Prof Jim ChilcottHealthcare Decision Modelling
Agent based simulation of behavioural interventions in complex public health systems, cognitive mapping for systematic reviews, Bayesian analysis of joint disease natural history.
- Dr Richard CooperPublic Health
Medical sociology, medical ethics using a number of methodologies (particularly qualitative and mixed methods). Misuse, abuse and addiction to medicine, over-the-counter and prescription medicine supply and prescribing.
- Professor Andy DickersonEconomics
Analysis of micro and longitudinal data, including matched datasets. Statistical and econometric methods as applied to the economics of education, health and labour market outcomes, measurement of poverty and inequality.
- Dr Pete DoddMathematical modelling
Epidemiology, burden estimation, modelling CRTs, global health, infectious disease modelling. Individual-based modelling methodologies; methods for model calibration.
- Dr Duncan GillespieHealth Economics and Decision Science
Studies the interplay between health, social and demographic change using both mathematical and statistical methods, special interest in tobacco and alcohol.
- Professor Nathan HughesAdolescent Health and Justice
Relationships between health and criminal justice, particularly regarding the criminalisation of health and developmental difficulties.
- Professor Visakan KadirkamanathanSignal and Information Processing
Signal and information processing, complex systems modelling, spatiotemporal system identification with applications in biomedicine and social sciences, intelligent systems decision support.
- Professor Steven A JuliousDesign, Trials and Statistics
Steven graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research (MSOR) from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) and an MSc in Biometry from the University of Reading. For his PhD from University College London, which he did part-time while working in the industry, Steven investigated the issue of designing clinical trials when you have imprecise estimates to base calculations on.
Statistically, Steven has an interest in all aspects of clinical trials from molecule through to the marketplace. His main research focus is clinical trial design and the development of applied methods related to clinical trials. Steven has a particular interest around adaptive designs and the implementation of adaptive designs into practice.
- Dr Nick LatimerHealth Economics
Economic evaluation methodology, with a particular emphasis on the incorporation of survival analysis and adjusting survival estimates in the presence of treatment switching. Economic evaluations alongside RCTs, particularly the incorporation of value of information analysis in feasibility trials.
- Dr Clara MukuriaHealth Economics
Measuring and valuing health and quality of life, developing preference-based measures of health from existing measures, mapping between measures to generate utility values
- Dr Hannah MumfordFood insecurity, emergency food systems and public policy
Hannah is a Research Fellow at SPERI and Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations. Her research focuses on food insecurity, emergency food systems and the role of public policy. Her work has been at the forefront of the emerging evidence base on the growth of food charity in the UK and comparative research across Europe.
Hannah’s research has been funded by the Leverhulme Trust, British Academy, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Hannah’s work has an applied focus and her achievements in knowledge exchange and impact have been recognised by the ESRC with a first prize award for Early Career Impact at the ESRC’s Celebrating Impact awards (2014).
Hannah sits on the Food Standards Agency’s Advisory Committee for Social Science and on Child Poverty Action Group’s (CPAG) Policy Advisory Committee.
- Dr Gurleen PopliEconomics
Applied Econometrics, with specific focus on poverty and income distribution; labour market inequalities in the distribution of wages and earnings; with a focus on identifying the gender disparities and differences across the formal and the informal sectors of the economy; the impact of socioeconomic inequalities and poverty on child development.
- Professor Jeremy OakleyStatistics
Quantifying uncertainty in health economic decision models, in particular managing model structure uncertainty; eliciting probability distributions from experts for uncertain model parameters.
- Professor Gwilym PryceEconomics and Social Statistics
Urban economics, social statistics; understanding inequalities; relationships between poverty, neighbourhood deprivation, housing and health.
- Dr Robin PurshouseDecision Modelling and Optimisation
Research to improve how decision makers choose between possible solutions to a problem, with a particular focus on multi-criteria decision making in public health policy appraisal.
- Dr Kate RenBayesian Statistics
Bayesian statistics in health economics; Network meta-analysis; Extrapolation of time-to-event data; Eliciting probability distributions; Value of information analysis.
- Dr Donna RowenEconomics
Measuring and valuing health and quality of life, modelling preference data, methodology of developing preference-based measures of health from existing measures, mapping between measures to generate utility values, measuring and valuing child health.
- Dr Simon RuhstonPoliticsGlobal health governance; national and international policy responses to infectious disease; global health security; healthcare delivery in conflict and crisis situations; health systems and policy; Nepal; Colombia.
- Professor Sarah SalwayPublic Health
Health and healthcare inequalities linked to race/ethnicity, gender and poverty. UK and South Asia. Chronic disease and reproductive health. Knowledge mobilisation. Mixed methods research, including policy analysis and inclusive research approaches.
- Dr Phil ShackleyHealth Economics
Development and application of contingent valuation (willingness to pay) to value health and non-health benefits of health care and public health interventions. Valuing benefits from interactions with nature. Evaluation of vascular services and screening services.
- Dr Mark StevensonComputer Science
Applications of Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning to public health decision making, including identification of evidence from scientific literature.
- Professor Matt StevensonHealth Technology Assessment
Technical Director of the NIHR-funded ScHARR-TAG technology appraisal programme. Methods research in discrete event simulation, individual patient modelling and mathematical modelling for health technology assessment.
- Dr Liz SuchKnowledge Mobilisation
Mobilisation of knowledge in policy, especially 'Health in All Policies'; public health research and health services research focused on black, minority ethnic and migrant groups.
- Dr Chloe ThomasHealth Economics and Decision Science
Public health-related modelling for diabetes prevention, cardiovascular disease prevention and bowel cancer screening. Development of return on investment tools for use by local and national decision makers.
- Professor Aki TsuchiyaEconomics
Measuring, valuing, and modelling health and well-being and health inequalities. Facilitates cross-faculty public health research through the Centre for Health and Wellbeing in Public Policy (CWiPP).
- Professor Alan Walker CBESocial Policy and Social Gerontology
Quality of later life, multi-disciplinary approaches to aging, aging and welfare/pension policy, social exclusion in later life, health inequalities, chronic conditions, employment and health.
- Professor Stephen WaltersMedical Statistics and Clinical Trials
Design, analysis and reporting of trials of complex interventions; and the design, assessment, analysis and interpretation of patient reported outcomes in clinical trials.
- Professor Scott WeichMental Health
Psychiatric epidemiology. Socio-economic, ethnic, gender and spatial variation in rates of anxiety and depression. Positive mental health and specifically the measurement and epidemiology of mental well-being. Observational and mixed methods research and the use of secondary data.