Dr Esther Albon

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Institute of Applied Health Research
Research Fellow

Contact details

Biostatistics, Evidence Synthesis and Test Evaluation (BESaTE)
Institute of Applied Health Research
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham
Birmingham, B15 2TT

Esther works as a systematic reviewer in the Biostatistics, Evidence Synthesis and Test Evaluation team conducting evidence syntheses, systematic reviews, meta-analysis and health technology assessments (HTA) to aid decision making within local and national healthcare. Esther has carried out systematic reviews in a range of therapy areas including head and neck cancer, obesity, neuroimaging, influenza and immunosuppression. Esther teaches on both undergraduate (MBChB) and postgraduate (MPH) courses.


  • D.Phil Clinical Medicine, Genetics of Asthma, University of Oxford, 1999
  • BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry and Physiology, University of Southampton, 1994


  • MBChB
  • MPH


Recent publications


Albon, E, Tsourapas, A, Frew, E, Davenport, C, Oyebode, O, Bayliss, S, Arvanitis, T & Meads, C 2008, 'Structural neuroimaging inpsychosis: a systematic review and economic evaluation', Health Technology Assessment, vol. 12, no. 18, pp. iii-163. https://doi.org/10.3310/hta12180

Yao, G, Albon, E, Adi, Y, Milford, D, Bayliss, S, Ready, A, Raftery, J & Taylor, R 2006, 'A systematic review and economic model of the clinical and cost-effectiveness of immunosuppressive therapy for renal transplantation in children', Health Technology Assessment, vol. 10, no. 49, pp. 1-178.

Jordan, R, Connock, M, Albon, E, Fry-Smith, A, Olowokure, B, Hawker, J & Burls, A 2006, 'Universal vaccination of children against influenza: are there indirect benefits to the community? A systematic review of the evidence', Vaccine, vol. 24, no. 8, pp. 1047-62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2005.09.017

Burls, A, Jordan, R, Barton, P, Wake, BL, Albon, E, Olowokure, B & Hawker, JI 2006, 'Vaccinating healthcare workers against influenza to protect the vunerable - is it a good use of healthcare resources? A systematic review of the evidence and an economic evaluation', Vaccine, vol. 24, no. 19, pp. 4212-4221. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2005.12.043

Connock, M, Jordan, R, Fry-Smith, A, Chen, Y-F, Hawker, J, Albon, E & Burls, A 2005, 'Influenza vaccination of children and household contacts for the indirect protection of others: A systematic review of clinical and cost-effectiveness', BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, vol. 112, no. 11, pp. 1461.


Jordan, R, Albon, E, Burls, A, Connock, M, Olowokure, B, Hawker, J & Fry-Smith, A 2005, 'Vaccinating children against influenza: a systematic review of the evidence for community protection', pp. 1703.

Commissioned report

Albon, E, Adi, Y & Hyde, C 2007, The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of coloured filters for reading disability: a systematic review. Report number 67, 2008. Not Known.

Liu, Z, Albon, E & Hyde, C 2005, The effectiveness and cost effectiveness of immunoglobulin replacement therapy for primary immunodeficiency and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia: A systematic review and economic evaluation. DPHE Report No. 54, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.


Meads, C, Davenport, C & Albon, E 2008, 'Assessing the quality of diagnostic before-after studies. Poster', Paper presented at Methods for evaluating medical tests, first international symposium, University of Birmingham UK, 1/01/08.


Meads, C, Davenport, C & Albon, E 2008, 'Assessing the quality of diagnostic before-after studies. Montreal Poster', Annual Meeting of Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi), 1/01/08.

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