Ms Janine Dretzke

Institute of Applied Health Research
Research Reviewer and Analyst

Contact details

Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Institute of Applied Health Research
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham
Birmingham, B15 2TT

Janine has considerable experience in conducting evidence syntheses, systematic reviews and health technology assessments (HTA) for different customers such as NICE and commissioners of healthcare. She is currently Principle Investigator on a project on the clinical and cost-effectiveness of immunotherapy for hay fever. Janine also teaches on the HTA stream of the MPH and coordinates the ‘methodological basis of HTA’ module.


  • MSc Health Technology Assessment (University of Birmingham 2003)
  • MSc Environmental Management (University of Stirling 1996)
  • BSc Biological Sciences with Microbiology (University of Warwick 1995)



Evidence syntheses, systematic reviews, health technology assessments

Other activities

Module coordinator for the ‘methodological basis of HTA’ module of the MPH (HTA)


Dretzke J, Edlin R, Round J, Connock M, Hulme C, et al. A systematic review and economic evaluation of the use of tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-a) inhibitors, adalimumab and infliximab, for Crohn’s disease. Health Technol Assess 2011;15(6).

Dretzke J, Barton P, Kaambwa B, Connock M, Uthman O, Bayliss S, Meads C. Rituximab for the treatment of relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. Health Technol Assess 2010;14(Suppl. 2):19–26

Dretzke J, Round J, Connock M, Tubeuf S, Pennant M, Fry-Smith A, Hulme C, McCabe C, Meads C. Imatinib as adjuvant treatment following resection of KIT-positive gastrointestinal stromal tumours .Health Technol Assess 2010;14(Suppl. 2):63–70

Dretzke J, Davenport C, Frew E, Barlow J, Stewart-Brown S, Bayliss S, Taylor RS, Sandercock J, Hyde C. The clinical effectiveness of different parenting programmes for children with conduct problems: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials. Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health. 2009;3(1):7.

Roberts J, Huissoon A, Dretzke J, Wang D, Hyde C.A systematic review of the clinical effectiveness of acupuncture for allergic rhinitis. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2008;8:13.

Dretzke J, Burls A, Bayliss S, Sandercock J. The clinical effectiveness of pre-hospital intravenous fluid replacement in trauma patients without head injury: a systematic review. Trauma 2006;8:131-141

Dretzke J, Frew E, Davenport C, Barlow J, Stewart-Brown S, Sandercock J, Bayliss S, Raftery J, Hyde C, Taylor R. The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of parent training/education programmes for the treatment of conduct disorder, including oppositional defiant disorder, in children. Health Technology Assessment 2005; 9 (50)

Dretzke J, Sandercock J, Bayliss S and Burls A. Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of pre-hospital intravenous fluids in trauma patients. Health Technol Assess 2004;8(23)