Professor Joanne Lord

Professor Joanne Lord

Director of SHTAC

Research interests

  • Joanne has research interests in health economic evaluation and decision modelling.
  • She has worked on a wide range of applied cost-effectiveness studies, including:
  • a review of newborn screening for inborn errors of metabolism;trials of diagnosis, patient education, structured decision-making and therapeutic interventions for arthritis and back pain;evaluations of diagnostic tests, preventive treatment and contact tracing for tuberculosis;a model of geographic allocation of resources for control of Chagas disease in Central America; andanalyses relating to the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Her methodological contributions include an MRC funded project on whole pathway modelling for NICE clinical guidelines and an economic perspective on test evaluation. She has also contributed to health outcome and quality of life studies.

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Joanne Lord is a health economist specialising in cost-effectiveness analysis and decision modelling. She is the director of the Southampton Health Technology Assessments Group (SHTAC) at the University of Southampton, who assess clinical and economic evidence for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). She also collaborates with clinical and health service researchers on a variety of projects; leading health economic evaluations conducted alongside clinical trials and developing cost-effectiveness models.