Staff in BESATE

 

Ridhi Agarwal

Medical statistician specialising in evaluating the diagnostic accuracy of medical tests.

 

Sophie Beese

Sophie Beese

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

 

Sarah Berhane 

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

 

April Coombe

April Coombe

Information specialist working within the group's information support team, 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. 

 

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.

 

Alan Girling

Alan Girling

Honorary Reader in Medical Statistics has published research papers in Statistical Methodology, Applied Statistics and Health Economics and has contributed to many medical research projects.

 

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.

 

 

Clare Herd

Clare Herd

Systematic reviewer working predominantly in the areas of Parkinson’s disease and headache.

 

 

Caroline Kristunas

 


Tash Maguire

Natasha Maguire

PA to Professor Jon Deeks

James Martin

James Martin

Lecturer in Medical Statistics 

 

David Moore

David Moore

Senior Lecturer Dr Moore specialises 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

Research Fellow with clinical focus on research into improving the management and outcomes of paediatric patients in Intensive care Units (ICU).

 Honorary Researchers:

Sian Taylor-Phillips

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