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Ian Shemilt

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Personal profile

Career

Professional Qualifications and professional memberships

  • 1998 BA (Hons) Philosophy, University of East Anglia (Class I).

Research interests

  • Approaches to research synthesis that combine economics and systematic review methods, within and across the applied fields of health, criminal justice, education and social welfare.  In particular:
  • Methods for systematic reviews of previously published and unpublished economic analyses..
  • The role of systematic review methods in economic evaluation.
  • Economics methods for Cochrane Collaboration & Campbell Collaboration systematic reviews.

Career summary

Ian is the Research Coordinator of the Campbell & Cochrane Economics Methods Group and a Senior Research Associate in the Health Economics Group, School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia (2005 to present). He has previously been employed as a Senior Research Associate in the School of Education & Lifelong Learning (2004-05) and in the School of Social Work and Psychosocial Sciences (1999-2004), University of East Anglia.

Teaching Interests

  • Campbell & Cochrane Economics Methods Group training workshops.

External Activities

  • Campbell & Cochrane Economics Methods Group (www.c-cemg.org)
  • Methods Group Representative, Cochrane Monitoring and Registration Group (www.cochrane.org/admin/structure.htm)
  • Peer reviewer, National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment programme (www.ncchta.org)
  • Member, UK Health Economists’ Study Group (www.hesg.org.uk/index.php)

Key Research Interests and Expertise

Ian is currently engaged in a range of methodological and empirical research and dissemination activities as part of the core work programme of the Campbell & Cochrane Economics Methods Group (see www.c-cemg.org for further details).

Selected Publications

  • Shemilt I., Mugford M., Vale L., Marsh K., Donaldson C forthcoming, Evidence-based economics: health, social welfare, education and criminal justice. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Shemilt, I., Mugford, M., Byford, S., Drummond, M., Eisenstein, E., Knapp, M., Mallender, J., McDaid, D., Vale, L. and Walker, D 2008, ‘Incorporating economics evidence’, in JPT. Higgins and S. Green (eds) Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions, Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Shemilt, I., Mugford, M., Byford, S., Drummond, M., Eisenstein, E., Knapp, M., Mallender, J., Marsh, K., McDaid, D., Vale, L. and Walker D 2008, Campbell Collaboration Methods Policy Brief: Economics Methods, Oslo: The Campbell Collaboration. http://camp.ostfold.net/resources/methods_policy_briefs.shtml
  • Garrison, K R., Donell, S., Ryder, J J, Shemilt, I, Mugford, M, Harvey, I, Song, F 2007, 'Clinical and cost-effectiveness of bone morphogenetic proteins in the non-healing of fractures and spinal fusion.', Health Technology Assessment, vol. 11, no. 30.
  • Shemilt, I, Mugford, M, Drummond, M, Eisenstein, E, Mallender, J, McDaid, M, Vale, L, Walker, D, The Campbell& Cochrane Economics Methods Group (CCEMG) 2006, 'Economics methods in Cochrane systematic reviews of health promotion and public health related interventions', BMC Medical Research Methodology, vol. 6, no. 55.  
  • O' Brien, M., Bachmann, M O, Husbands, C., Shreeve, A, Jones, N., Watson, J., Shemilt, I 2006, 'Integrating children' s services to promote children' s welfare: early findings from the implementation of children' s trusts in England.', Child Abuse Review, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 377-395.
  •  Song, F, Loke, Y, Mugford, M., Poland, F, Marsh, R, Drachler, M.L, Shemilt, I 2005, 'Review of publication bias in studies on publication bias', British Medical Journal, vol. 331, pp. 637-638.
  • Shemilt, I, Harvey, I, Shepstone, L, Swift, L, Reading, R, Mugford, M, Belderson, P, Norris, N, Thoburn, J, Robinson, J 2004, 'A national evaluation of school breakfast clubs: evidence from a cluster randomized controlled trial and an observational analysis', Child: Care, Health& Development, vol. 30, no. 5, pp. 413-427.
  • Shemilt, I, Harvey, I, Shepstone, L, Swift, L, Reading, R, Mugford, M, Belderson, P, Norris, N, Thoburn, J, Robinson, J 2004, 'A national evaluation of school breakfast clubs: evidence from a cluster randomized controlled trial and an observational analysis', Child: Care, Health & Development, vol. 30, no. 5, pp. 413-427.
  • Shemilt, I, Mugford, M, Moffatt, P, Harvey, I, Reading, R, Shepstone, L, Belderson, P 2004, 'A national evaluation of school breakfast clubs: where does economics fit in?', Child: Care, Health & Development, vol. 30, no. 5, pp. 429-437.
  • Shemilt, I, O’Brien, M, Thoburn, J, Harvey, I, Belderson, P, Robinson, J, Camina, M 2003, 'School Breakfast Clubs, children and family support', Children and Society, vol. 17, pp. 100-112. 

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):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions