Dr Louise J Jackson

Dr Louise J Jackson

Institute of Applied Health Research
Research Fellow in Health Economics

Contact details

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 6486
Fax
+44 (0)121 414 8969
Email
l.jackson.1@bham.ac.uk
Twitter
@LJJackson_1
Address
Health Economics Unit
Institute of Applied Health Research
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
IOEM Building
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Louise is a Research Fellow within the Health Economics Unit at the University of Birmingham.

Louise’s research relates to applied economic evaluations in the areas of sexual health and women’s reproductive health.  Louise is also involved in work which aims to explore the methodologies used to measure outcomes in these areas.

Qualifications

  • MSc Health Economics & Health Policy, University of Birmingham, 2014 (Distinction)
  • PhD in Geography, University of Birmingham, 1999
  • MSocSc Russian & East European Studies, University of Birmingham, 1994
  • BA Geography, Oxford University, 1992

Biography

Louise joined the Health Economics Unit in October 2012, after working in health and social care for several years.

Louise is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to conduct health economic and cost-effectiveness analysis on interventions aiming to control and prevent sexually transmitted infections. Since joining the Unit Louise has worked on a range of grant-funded projects. She was the principal economic researcher on the NIHR funded BALLSEYE programme which aimed to improve sexual health in young men.   More recently she worked as the main economist on an NIHR funded project examining the effects of weight management interventions on maternal and fetal outcomes in pregnancy (the iWIP study).   Louise has also carried out methodological research exploring the methods used to measure outcomes in relation to STI testing and screening.  She is involved in supervising PhD research within the Unit.

Louise is Deputy Director of Teaching in the Health Economics Unit and teaches on a variety of postgraduate and undergraduate programmes

Teaching

Postgraduate supervision

Louise is interested in supervising doctoral research students in the following areas:

  • Measurement and valuation of healthcare benefits/outcomes
  • Economic issues related to sexual and reproductive health

Current PhD Students:

Chidubem Ogwulu

If you are interesting in studying any of these subject areas please contact Louise on the contact details above, or for any general doctoral research enquiries, please email: dr@contacts.bham.ac.uk or call +44 (0)121 414 5005 or call +44 (0)121 414 5005.

For a full list of available Doctoral Research opportunities, please visit our Doctoral Research programme listings

Research

Research themes:

  • Health Economics
  • Outcomes
  • Economic Evaluation

Research activity:

Louise’s research is concerned with developing the methodology of economic evaluation to ensure that the benefits of healthcare interventions are more fully captured.

Louise is involved in conducting applied economic evaluations in the areas of sexual health and women’s reproductive health. She has worked on a range of grant-funded projects in these areas.

She has also carried out methodological research exploring the methods used to measure outcomes in relation to interventions in sexual health.  

Louise is currently the principal investigator (PI) on a grant funded project exploring young people’s preferences for STI screening. The project aims to examine how changes in service provision influence choices about whether to screen for STIs and where to screen.

Publications

Jackson LJ, Roberts TE. (2016) ‘Measuring health and quality of life for women undergoing testing and screening for chlamydia: a systematic review’. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 43: 152-164.

Rogozinska E, Marlin, N, Jackson LJ et al. (2016) ‘Effects of antenatal diet and physical activity on maternal and fetal outcomes: Individual patient data (IPD) meta-analysis and health economic evaluation’. NIHR/ HTA Programme Report. In press

Jackson LJ and Roberts TE (2015) ‘Conceptualising quality of life outcomes for women participating in testing for sexually transmitted infections: a systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative research to inform economic evaluation.’ Social Science & Medicine, 143: 162-170.

Jackson LJ,  Roberts TE, Fuller SS, Sutcliffe LJ, Saunders J, Copas AJ, Mercer CH, Cassell JA, Estcourt CS (2014) ‘Exploring the cost-effectiveness of sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening interventions targeting men in football club settings. Preliminary cost-consequence analysis of the SPORTSMART pilot randomised controlled trial.’ Sexually Transmitted Infections, 91: 100-105.

Estcourt CS, Sutcliffe LJ, Mercer CH, Copas AJ, Muniina, P, Rait, G, Symonds M, Greaves L, Aderogba K, Traynor D, Roberts TE, Jackson LJ , Creighton S, Huckle, G, Johnson AM, Cassell JA (2015) ‘Developing and testing Accelerated Partner Therapy for partner notification for people with genital chlamydia trachomatis diagnosed in primary care: a pilot randomised controlled trial.’ Sexually Transmitted Infections, 91: 548-554.

Ogwulu C, Jackson LJ, Heazell AEP, Roberts TE (2015) Exploring the intangible costs associated with stillbirth: a structured review and synthesis of the evidence. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 15(1): 188.

Fuller SS, Mercer CH, Copas AJ, Saunders J, Sutcliffe LJ, Cassell JA, Hart GJ, Johnson AM, Roberts TE, Jackson LJ, Muniina P, Estcourt CS (2015) ‘The SPORTSMART STUDY: a pilot randomised controlled trial of sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening interventions targeting men in football club settings’. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 91: 106-110.

Estcourt CS, Sutcliffe LJ, Mercer CH, Copas AJ, Saunders J, Fuller SS, Roberts TE, Jackson LJ , Sutton AJ, White P, Rait G, Johnson AM, Hart GJ, Muniina P and Cassell JA (2015) ‘The Ballseye Programme: a mixed methods programme of research to improve the sexual health of men in the UK.’ NIHR/ HTA Programme Report. In press.

Jackson LJ., Auguste P, Low N, & Roberts TE (2014). ‘Valuing the health states associated with Chlamydia trachomatis infections and their sequelae: a systematic review of economic evaluations and primary studies.’ Value in Health, 17(1), 116-130.