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Dr Jo Picot BSc, MSc, PhD

Senior Research Fellow

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Jo works as a Senior Research Fellow for SHTAC.

I enjoy being part of the collective effort to identify, critique and summarise research evidence to help inform those making decisions about health care and health care services

Jo began working with SHTAC as a Research Fellow in 2003.  She contributes to and leads the production of Technology Assessment Reports for NICE, primarily single technology appraisals (STAs) but also multiple technology appraisals (MTAs) and diagnostic technology appraisals (DARs) .  In addition she has contributed to evidence syntheses funded by the NIHR HTA Programme.  During 2020-2021 Jo will be leading the production of systematic reviews as part of a work package for the EU funded FAIR project.  Jo has also led the production of a systematic overview of systematic reviews to help inform the development of a pre-operative intervention to improve glycaemic control in people with diabetes scheduled to undergo cardiac surgery (the OCTOPuS trial).   Jo is  a regular contributor to SHTAC’s external training programme on systematic reviews.

Jo has a BSc in Biology, an MSc in Genetic Manipulation and Molecular Biology, and her PhD investigated the nitric oxide - cyclic GMP signalling system in the CNS of the pond snail Lymnaea stagnalis.  Jo spent five years at Imperial College London, undertaking postdoctoral research into the pathogenesis of cystic fibrosis.  She then left laboratory research and spent a year working at the Cochrane Collaboration Airways Group editorial base where she worked on several Cochrane reviews.  After moving to Southampton and joining SHTAC, Jo provided research support to the Expert Advisory Panels of the NIHR HTA Programme from September 2003 to October 2007.


BSc in Biology

MSc in Genetic Manipulation & Molecular Biology


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Systematic Reviews in Health
Contributes to an introductory training day on the methods and conduct of systematic reviews in health organised by SHTAC.

Dr Jo Picot
Southampton Health Technology Assessments Centre (SHTAC), University of Southampton, Alpha House, Enterprise Road, University of Southampton Science Park, Southampton, SO16 7NS

Room Number : 92 Chilwth Alpha/2003

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