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Professor Andrew Clegg BA (Hons), PhD

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Professor Andrew Clegg is Visiting Professor of Health Services Research and is currently a partner in Effective Evidence.

Prior to this Andrew served as Director of SHTAC for 12 years between 2002 and 2014. During this time Andrew led the development of SHTAC to become an internationally respected research centre specialising in health technology assessment, securing over £20 million in research funding. Andrew has co-authored over 40 systematic reviews and economic evaluations in key health priority areas, publishing over 100 peer review journal papers and reports. His work with the SHTAC group has directly informed the development of policy and guidance by the Department of Health to the NHS and by other organisations (including the World Health Organisation). In 2006 Andrew was awarded a personal Chair by the University of Southampton in recognition of his work in health technology assessment, becoming Professor of Health Services Research.

Andrew's research has encompassed a wide range of clinical areas including: cardiovascular disease (e.g. left ventricular assist devices for end stage heart failure, implantable cardiac defibrillators for arrhythmias, immediate angioplasty for myocardial infarction, cardioprotection against the toxic effects of anthracyclines in children with cancer); mental health (e.g. drugs for Alzheimer's dementia); cancer (e.g. interventions for multiple myeloma, lung cancer, breast cancer, pseudomyoxima peritonea); nutrition (e.g. bariatric surgery and weight management programmes for obesity, treatments for severe malnutrition); and, diagnostics (e.g. DNA testing for hereditary haemochromatosis). He has also worked on studies of the epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease and heart disease. His research interests include methods for evidence synthesis and health technology assessment, the management of malnutrition (obesity and under nutrition), heart disease, lung conditions and eye disease; and, epidemiology.

Andrew is currently studying for a Masters degree in Medical Statistics at the University of Leicester and will continue to work on a range of grant funded research with colleagues in SHTAC, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton, and other universities, health providers and policy bodies in the UK and elsewhere.

Prior to the University of Southampton, Andrew worked at the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York and as an epidemiologist and senior manager within the NHS. His PhD examined the factors that determine the use of health services using multi-level modelling techniques.

Qualifications

BA (Hons), University of Portsmouth. 1985
PhD, University of Portsmouth. 1993

Appointments held

Research Fellow, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York. 1996-1999

Senior Research Fellow, University of Southampton. 1999-2002

Principal Research Fellow, University of Southampton. 2002-2006

Director of SHTAC, University of Southampton. 2002-2014.

Professor of Health Services Research, University of Southampton. 2006-present.

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Research interests

Professor Clegg’s research focuses on the use of methods for evidence synthesis (systematic reviews and economic evaluations) in assessing the effectiveness of health technologies and the causation of disease. His collaborative research addresses major policy questions on the use of drugs, devices, procedures, screening and diagnostic programmes, health promotion, public health and other interventions. It is used by national decision-making bodies, health professionals, commissioners and the public to make informed decisions about the provision and use of different forms of health care.

Health Technology Assessment

Professor Clegg has worked on health technology assessments in several priority areas, including cardiovascular disease (e.g. left ventricular assist devices for end stage heart failure, implantable cardiac defibrillators for arrhythmias, immediate angioplasty for myocardial infarction, cardioprotection against the toxic effects of anthracyclines in children with cancer), mental health (e.g. drugs for Alzheimer’s dementia), cancer (e.g. interventions for multiple myeloma, ablative therapies for liver metastases, chronic myeloid leukaemia, lung cancer, breast cancer, pseudomyoxima peritonea), nutrition (e.g. bariatric surgery and weight management programmes for obesity, treatments for severe malnutrition), ophthalmology (management of age related macular degeneration) health education/promotion (e.g. behavioural interventions for preventing sexually transmitted diseases, patient educational models for diabetes, educational interventions for preventing catheter related blood stream infections) hearing (e.g. treatments for earwax, bone anchored hearing aids) and diagnostics (e.g. DNA testing for hereditary haemochromatosis). Additional details of this research can be found on the SHTAC website at https://www.southampton.ac.uk/shtac/.

 

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Professor Andrew Clegg
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