Miss Bella Harris BMedSc, BSc, MPH

Miss Bella Harris

Institute of Applied Health Research
Research Fellow

Contact details

Public Health
Institute of Applied Health Research
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Bella works in the Biostatistics, Evidence Synthesis and Test Evaluation team as a systematic reviewer and previously held an NIHR Research Methods Fellowship. She is also one of the managing editors for the Cochrane Diagnostic Test Accuracy (DTA) Editorial Team. She graduated from the University of Birmingham with honours degrees in Medical Studies and Psychological Medicine, and most recently the Master in Public Health (MPH) degree.

Bella is currently completing a part-time PhD in medical education.


  • MPH (Health Technology Assessment), University of Birmingham, 2017.
  • BMedSc (Hons) in Psychological Medicine, University of Birmingham, 2013.
  • BSc (Hons) in Medical Studies, University of Birmingham, 2015.



Recent publications


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

Taylor-Phillips, S, Berhane, S, Sitch, A, Freeman, K, Price, M, Davenport, C, Geppert, J, Harris, I, Osokogu, O, Skrybant, M & Deeks, J 2020, 'Information given by websites selling home self-sampling COVID-19 tests: an analysis of accuracy and completeness', BMJ open, vol. 10, no. 11, e042453. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-042453

Harris, IM, Lee, KC, Deeks, J, Moore, D, Moiemen, N & Dretzke, J 2020, 'Pressureā€garment therapy for preventing hypertrophic scarring after burn injury', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol. 2020, no. 1, CD013530. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD013530

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

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

Harris, IM & Roberts, LM 2013, 'Exploring the use and effects of deliberate self-harm websites: an Internet-based study.', Journal of Medical Internet Research. https://doi.org/10.2196/jmir.2802

Review article

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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