Staff in BESATE


Sophie Beese

Sophie Beese

Systematic reviewer with specialist knowledge in evidence synthesis and research methods.

 

Sberhane

Sarah Berhane 

Medical statistician working in diagnostic and prognostic modelling, and test accuracy evaluation.

 

April Coombe

April Coombe

Information specialist developing search strategies to identify appropriate research literature for systematic reviews.

 

 

Jac Dinnes 

Senior methodologist and systematic reviewer with a special interest in the evaluation of medical tests used for diagnostic and monitoring purposes.

 

Janine Dretzke

Janine Dretzke

Senior Systmatic Reviewer with considerable experience in conducting evidence syntheses, systematic reviews, meta-analyses and health technology assessments (HTA) to inform local and national healthcare decision making. 

 

Clare Davenport

Clare Davenport 

Consultant in Public Health specialising in methods for undertaking systematic reviews of test accuracy, methods for development of evidence based testing policy and the process of diagnostic decision making.

Christina Easter

Christina Easter 

Medical statistician specialising in cluster randomised trials and prognostic modelling

 

Lavinia Ferrante de Ruffano

Lavinia Ferrante di Ruffano 

Methodologist and systematic reviewer specialising in patient health impact of diagnostic and screening tests, and diagnostic accuracy. Coordinator of TERG monthly meetings.

 

Sayeed Haque

Sayeed Haque

Senior Lecturer in Medical Statistics

 

Isobel Harris

Bella Harris

Systematic reviewer and also one of the managing editors for the Cochrane Diagnostic Test Accuracy (DTA) Editorial Team.

 

 

Caroline Kristunas

 

R.Boodell

Rosie Boodell

Senior Administrator and PA to Jon Deeks 

James Martin

James Martin

Lecturer in Medical Statistics 

 

David Moore

David Moore

Associate Professor specialising in directing multidisciplinary teams of researchers undertaking systematic reviews, health technology assessments and associated research.

 

Malcolm Price

Malcolm Price

Lecturer in Biostatistics with a keen interest in tackling important applications in evidence synthesis and decision modelling that require development of new methodology.

 


Laura Quinn

Laura Quinn

Medical statistician with main research interest in diagnostic test evaluation, including interobserver variability and time to diagnosis studies. 

 


Barney Scholefield

Barney Scholefield

Clinical academic researcher within the field of paediatric neuro-critical care and cardiac arrest resuscitation.

 

Pawana Sharma 

Systematic reviewer specialising in diagnostic test accuracy

 


Alice Sitch

Alice Sitch 

Medical statistician specialising in designing and evaluating monitoring tests and studies of biological variability

 

Yemisi Takwoingi

Yemisi Takwoingi 

Biostatistician with primary interests in systematic review methodology, especially meta-analyses of diagnostic test accuracy studies, and applied health research projects related to diagnostic test evaluation.

 


Jacqueline Thompson

Jacqueline Thompson

PhD candidate in Biostatistics, interested in systematic reviews, individually and cluster randomised trials.

Trials Methodology Network (TMRP) Medical Research Council (MRC) funded PhD:  'Estimating binary outcomes in comparative effectiveness research'.

Katie Scandrett

Katie Scandrett

Katie is a NIHR Pre-Doctoral Fellow and a member of the test evaluation research group. Last year she completed an MSc in Medical Statistics.

Ridhi Agarwal

Dr Ridhi Agarwal

Ridhi is a Medical Statistician based in the Test Evaluation Research Group (TERG). Her main interests are in evaluating the diagnostic accuracy of medical tests in clinical trial settings and risk prediction modelling.

Ridhi has an MSc in Medical Statistics and a PhD entitled ‘Continuous and real-time monitoring of stillbirths and neonatal deaths in the UK and Crown Dependencies’ from the University of Leicester. She has been a member of TERG since 2019.

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Esther Albon

Esther works as a systematic reviewer in the BESaTE team conducting evidence syntheses, systematic reviews, meta-analysis and health technology assessments (HTA) to aid decision making within local and national healthcare.

 Honorary Researchers:

Sian Taylor-Phili

Sian Taylor-Phillips 

Methodologist and systematic reviewer specialising in developing methods and conducting reviews for the evaluation of screening programmes and screening tests

PhD students:

Simon Baldwin

Simon Baldwin

Postgraduate research student on a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Birmingham Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) funded PhD:  'Opportunities and Challenges in Using Routine Data Sources to Evaluate Biomarkers'.

 

Konstantinos Tryposkiadis

Konstantinos Tryposkiadis