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- Responsible for the Research Evidence Group
I have background on public health medicine, health statistics, and health services research; have been conducting systematic reviews and modelling for health technology assessment, and research synthesis related methods. My research interest also includes primary research on health care interventions and health services research.
Key research interests
- Evidence-based medicine research; systematic reviews, meta-analysis and modelling for evaluating a wide range of health care interventions.
- Methodological research concerning evidence-based medicine and evidence synthesis, including publication and related biases, assessment of non-randomised studies, indirect treatment comparison, network meta-analysis, and evaluation of complex healthcare interventions.
- Primary research on public health interventions, health services research, the control of chronic conditions, disability and rehabilitation, smoking cessation and tobacco control.
- Vaccination against COVID-19 and society's return to normality in England: a modelling study of impacts of different types of naturally acquired and vaccine-induced immunity. in: BMJ Open. 2021, 16 Nov. 11,eo53507.
Post-lockdown SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid screening in nearly ten million residents of Wuhan, China. Nat Commun. 2020 Nov 20;11(1):5917. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-19802-w.
Online information on electronic cigarettes: comparative study of relevant websites from Baidu and Google search engines. JMIR, 2020; https://doi.org/10.2196/14725.
Impact of the NHS Stop Smoking Services on smoking prevalence in England: a simulation modeling evaluation. Tobacco Control 2020; 29:200-206
Cumulative subgroup analysis to reduce waste in clinical research for individualised medicine. BMC Medicine, 2016, 14:197. DOI: 10.1186/s12916-016-0744-x
Increasing value and reducing waste: addressing inaccessible research. Lancet. 2014; Jan 7. pii: S0140-6736(13)62296-5. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(13)62296-5.
Inconsistency between direct and indirect comparison: a meta-epidemiological study. BMJ, 2011; 343:d4909 doi: 10.1136/bmj.d4909.
Research methods, systematic review and meta-analysis, evidence based practice, critical appraisal of research evidence
- Coordinate and teach postgraduate module on Evidence Based Practice (including statistical methods for evidence based practice, systematic reviews, critical appraisal of clinical research, assessment of studies of diagnostic tests).
Key Research Interests
I have extensive experience in systematic reviews and simulation modelling for evaluating healthcare interventions. I have been conducting methodological research concerning evidence synthesis, including heterogeneity in meta-analysis, publication and related biases, assessment of non-randomised studies, indirect and mixed treatment comparison for evaluating competing healthcare interventions, and methods for synthesizing evidence for the evaluation of complex healthcare interventions. My research interest also includes primary research on public health interventions, health services research, the control of chronic conditions, disability and rehabilitation, smoking cessation and tobacco control.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
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The APW is created for producing three scoping reviews of the scientific literature to inform the development ofupdated requirements and upper limits of intake for iron, vitamin A and magnesium in children aged 0 3 years
5/03/21 → 31/12/22
Development of a medication adherence tool for people with bipolar disorder which will both identify non-adherent behaviour and the individual's barriers to medication adherence.
1/04/18 → 31/03/22
Characteristics and result reporting of registered COVID-19 clinical trials of Chinese and Indian traditional medicine: A comparative analysisZhao, N., Pandey, K., Lakshmanan, S., Zhao, R., Fan, J., Zhang, J., Bachmann, M. O., Fan, H. & Song, F., 17 Feb 2023, In: Frontiers in Medicine. 10, 1118269.
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Factors associated with the consultation of general practitioners among adults aged 16 and over: analysis of data from 2019 Health Survey for EnglandSong, F., Bachmann, M. O. & Howe, A., 22 May 2023, (E-pub ahead of print) In: BJGP Open.
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Trends in socio-economic inequality in smoking among middle-aged and older adults in China: Evidence from the 2011 and 2018 China Health and Retirement Longitudinal StudyLiu, T., Qiu, D., Song, F. & Chen, T., Jan 2023, In: Nicotine and Tobacco Research. 25, 1, p. 50–57 8 p.
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Trends in the distribution of socioeconomic inequalities in smoking and cessation:evidence among adults aged 18 ~ 59 from China Family Panel Studies dataHuang, M. Z., Liu, T. Y., Zhang, Z. M., Song, F. & Chen, T., 11 May 2023, In: International Journal for Equity in Health. 22, 86.
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Cost-effectiveness of 4 mg dibotermin alfa/absorbable collagen sponge versus iliac crest bone graft for lumbar degenerative disc disease in the United KingdomCumming, D., Song, F., Taylor, R. S., Zahra, M., Williams, A. & Eggington, S., Jan 2022, In: Journal of Medical Economics. 25, 1, p. 59-65 7 p.
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Song, F. (Creator), University of East Anglia, 2018
Fujian Song (Member)Oct 2019 → …
Activity: Membership › Network, Working Group or Professional Association
Fujian Song (Examiner)2019
Fujian Song (Examiner)2014
Fujian Song (Reviewer)2011 → …
Activity: Other activity types › Other