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Southampton Health Technology Assessments Centre (SHTAC)

Our people

Learn about our academic experts, from their research interests to their contact details.

Dr Asyl Hawa PhD

Research Fellow (Health Tech Assmt&Mod)
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Professor David Scott

Principal Research Fellow
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Dr Emma Maund

Research Fellow

Research interests

  • Evidence synthesis
  • Health Technology Assessment
  • Risk of bias in clinical trials
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Dr Fay Chinnery

Research Fellow (Health Tech Assmt&Mod)
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Dr Geoff Frampton

Principal Research Fellow

Research interests

  • 1. Health technology assessment
  • 2. Systematic reviews, meta-analyses, rapid reviews, systematic maps
  • 3. Environmental evidence and risk assessment methods
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Miss Ines Ribeiro PharmD

Senior Research Assistant

Research interests

  • 1. Health economics & modelling
  • 2. Quality of life
  • 3. Ophthalmic drugs
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Dr Jo Picot

Senior Research Fellow

Research interests

  • Evidence synthesis (systematic review, meta-analysis, network meta-analysis)
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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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Dr Jonathan Shepherd PhD

Principal Research Fellow
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Dr Karen Pickett BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD

Senior Research Fellow

Research interests

  • Health technology assessment
  • School-based health promotion
  • Mental health
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