Miss Sophie Beese BSc, MPH

Sophie Beese

Institute of Applied Health Research
Systematic Reviewer

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Biostatistics, Evidence Synthesis & Test Evaluation
Public Health Building
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Sophie works as a Systematic Reviewer in the Biostatistics, Evidence Synthesis and Test Evaluation group, having previously held a Research Methods Fellowship in Systematic Reviews.

She recently graduated with an MPH from the University of Birmingham and has specialist knowledge in evidence synthesis and research methods. Sophie has worked on reviews of test accuracy, effectiveness and risk factors in areas such as inflammatory bowel disease, atrial fibrillation and Type 1 diabetes.

Qualifications

  • MPH (Health Technology Assessment), University of Birmingham, 2017
  • BSc (Hons) Forensic and Applied Biology, University of Worcester, 2014

Biography

After completing a BSc in Forensic and Applied Biology, Sophie initially worked in various laboratory roles including at the Regional Genetics Laboratory at Birmingham Women’s Hospital. She joined the University of Birmingham as a Data Manager in the Primary Care Trials Unit working on multiple trials in the anticoagulant group. Sophie then obtained a funded Research Methods Fellowship in Systematic Reviews and completed a Masters in Public Health at University of Birmingham. She works in the Biostatistics, Evidence Synthesis and Test Evaluation (BESaTE) team working on various evidence synthesis projects across a range of clinical areas and question types. Sophie is also involved in teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Teaching

Research

Biostatistics, Evidence Synthesis and Test Evaluation (BESaTE)

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Deeks, J, Dinnes, J, Takwoingi, Y, Davenport, C, Spijker, R, Taylor-Phillips, S, Adriano, A, Beese, S, Dretzke, J, Ferrante di Ruffano, L, Harris, I, Price, M, Dittrich, S, Emperador, D, Hooft, L, Leeflang, MMG, Van De Bruel, A, McInnes, MDF, Stuyf, T, Domen, J, Horn, S, Yang, B, Langendam, M, Ochodo, E, Guleid, F, Holtman, G, Verbakel, J, Wang, J, Stegeman, I, Salameh , JP, McGrath , TA, van der Pol , CB, Frank , RA, Prager , R, Hare , SS, Dennie , C, Jenniskens, K, Korevaar , DA, Cohen , JF, van de Wijgert, J, Damen , JAAG, Agarwal, R, Baldwin, S, Berhane, S, Herd, C, Kristunas, C, Quinn, L & Scholefield, B 2020, 'Antibody tests for identification of current and past infection with SARS-CoV-2', Cochrane Library, vol. 2020, no. 6, CD013652. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD013652

Cochrane COVID-19 Diagnostic Test Accuracy Group, Dinnes, J, Deeks, J, Adriano, A, Berhane, S, Davenport, C, Dittrich, S, Emperador, D, Takwoingi, Y, Cunningham , J, Beese, S, Dretzke, J, Ferrante di Ruffano, L, Harris, I, Price, M, Taylor-Phillips, S, Hooft, L, Leeflang, MMG, Spijker, R & Van De Bruel, A 2020, 'Rapid, point-of-care antigen and molecular-based tests for diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection (Review)', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, no. 8, CD013705. https://doi.org/DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD013705.

Beese, S, Harris, I, Dretzke, J & Moore, D 2019, 'Body image dissatisfaction in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: a systematic review', BMJ Open Gastroenterology, vol. 6, no. 1, e000255. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjgast-2018-000255

Liu, X, Solebo, AL, Faes, L, Beese, S, Braithwaite, T, Round, M, Panthagani, J, Kale, AU, McNally, TW, Abdulla, D, Keane, P, Moore, D & Denniston, A 2019, 'Instrument-based tests for measuring anterior chamber cells in uveitis: a systematic review', Ocular Immunology & Inflammation, pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1080/09273948.2019.1640883

McNally, TW, Liu, X, Beese, S, Keane, PA, Moore, DJ & Denniston, AK 2019, 'Instrument-based tests for quantifying aqueous humour protein levels in uveitis: a systematic review protocol', Systematic Reviews, vol. 8, no. 1, 287. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-019-1206-2

Liu, X, McNally, TW, Beese, S, Downie, LE, Solebo, AL, Faes, L, Husain, S, Keane, PA, Moore, D & Denniston, A 2019, 'Non-invasive Instrument-based Tests for Quantifying Anterior Chamber Flare in Uveitis: A Systematic Review', Ocular immunology and inflammation.

Harris, IM, Beese, S & Moore, D 2019, 'Predicting future self-harm or suicide in adolescents: a systematic review of risk assessment scales/tools', BMJ open, vol. 9, no. 9, e029311. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-029311

Harris, IM, Beese, S & Moore, D 2019, 'Predicting repeated self-harm or suicide in adolescents and young adults using risk assessment scales/tools: a systematic review protocol', Systematic Reviews, vol. 8, no. 1, 87. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-019-1007-7

Beese, S, Harris, I, Moore, D & Dretzke, J 2018, 'Body image dissatisfaction in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: a systematic review protocol', BMC Systematic Reviews, vol. 7, 184. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-018-0844-0

Review article

Cochrane COVID-19 Diagnostic Test Accuracy Group 2021, 'Rapid, point-of-care antigen and molecular-based tests for diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol. 2021, no. 3, CD013705. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD013705.pub2

Yang, B, Vali, Y, Sharifabadi, ADS, Harris, I, Beese, S, Davenport, C, Hyde, C, Takwoingi, Y, Whiting, P, Langendam, M & Leeflang, MMG 2020, 'Risk of bias assessment of test comparisons was uncommon in comparative accuracy systematic reviews: an overview of reviews', Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2020.08.007

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