Career History


Career summary
 

Lead Health Economist for the Norwich Clinical Trials Unit 01/08/13

Reader in Health Economics University of East Anglia 01/08/12
 
Deputy Director of the East of England Research Design Service (RDS) (Norfolk and Suffolk region) 01/03/12

Associate Director of the East of England Research Design Service (RDS) (Norfolk and Suffolk region) 01/10/08

Senior Lecturer in Health Economics, University of East Anglia 01/08/09 - 31/07/12
 
Lecturer in Health Economics University of East Anglia 01/08/07 - 31/07/09

ESRC/MRC PhD Studentship University of Nottingham 01/10/04 - 31/7/07

Research Associate MRC Institute of Hearing Research 01/10/01 - 30/9/04

Research Fellow University of York 01/11/98 - 30/9/01

Research Fellow University of Glamorgan 01/10/97 - 30/10/98

Professional Qualifications and professional memberships

Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education Practice University of East Anglia Pass 2010

PhD. Health Economics University of Nottingham Pass 2007

MSc. Health Economics University of York Pass (with Magellan award) 1998

BA Economics and Sociology University of York 2 (i) 1996

Member of the UK Health Economics Study Group (HESG)

All Publications

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Alava, M. H., Wailoo, A., Grimm, S., Pudney, S., Gomes, M., Sadique, Z., Meads, D., O’Dwyer, J., Barton, G., Irvine, L.

(2017)

EQ-5D-5L versus EQ-5D-3L: The Impact on Cost-Effectiveness in the United Kingdom,

in Value in Health

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Fowler, D., French, P., Banerjee, R., Barton, G., Berry, C., Byrne, R., Clarke, T., Fraser, R., Gee, B., Greenwood, K., Notley, C., Parker, S., Shepstone, L., Wilson, J., Yung, A. R., Hodgekins, J.

(2017)

Prevention and treatment of long-term social disability amongst young people with emerging severe mental illness with social recovery therapy (The PRODIGY Trial): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial,

in Trials

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article no. 315

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Barton, G. R., Irvine, L., Flather, M., McCann, G. P., Curzen, N., Gerschlick, A. H.

(2017)

Economic evaluation of complete revascularization for patients with multivessel disease undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention,

in Value in Health

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pp. 745–751

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Mengoni, S. E., Irvine, K., Thakur, D., Barton, G., Dautenhahn, K., Guldberg, K., Robins, B., Wellsted, D., Sharma, S.

(2017)

Feasibility study of a randomised controlled trial to investigate the effectiveness of using a humanoid robot to improve the social skills of children with autism spectrum disorder (Kaspar RCT): a study protocol,

in BMJ Open

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article no. e017376

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Cook, E. J., Randhawa, G., Guppy, A., Sharp, C., Barton, G., Bateman, A., Crawford-white, J.

(2017)

Exploring factors that impact the decision to use assistive telecare: perspectives of family care-givers of older people in the United Kingdom,

in Ageing and Society

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Millar, A. N., Daffu-O’Reilly, A., Hughes, C. M., Alldred, D. P., Barton, G., Bond, C. M., Desborough, J. A., Myint, P. K., Holland, R., Poland, F. M., Wright, D.

(2017)

Development of a core outcome set for effectiveness trials aimed at optimising prescribing in older adults in care homes,

in Trials

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article no. 175

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Cadman, B., Wright, D., Bale, A., Barton, G., Desborough, J., Hammad, E. A., Holland, R., Howe, H., Nunney, I., Irvine, L.

(2017)

Pharmacist provided medicines reconciliation within 24 hours of admission and on discharge: A randomised controlled pilot study,

in BMJ Open

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article no. e01364

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Pascale, M., Murray, N., Bachmann, M., Barton, G., Clark, A., Howe, A., Greaves, C., Sampson, M.

(2017)

Study Protocol: The Norfolk Diabetes Prevention Study [NDPS]: a 46 month multi - centre, randomised, controlled parallel group trial of a lifestyle intervention [with or without additional support from lay lifestyle mentors with Type 2 diabetes] to prevent transition to Type 2 diabetes in high risk groups with non - diabetic hyperglycaemia, or impaired fasting glucose,

in BMC Public Health

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article no. 31

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Loveday, D. T., Barr, L. V., Loizou, C. L., Barton, G., Smith, G.

(2016)

A comparative prospective cohort health economic analysis comparing ankle fusion, isolated great toe fusion and hallux valgus surgery,

in Foot and Ankle Surgery

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Mengoni, S. E., Gates, B., Parkes, G., Wellsted, D., Barton, G., Ring, H., Khoo, M. E., Monji-Patel, D., Friedli, K., Zia, A., Irvine, L., Durand, M. A.

(2016)

Wordless intervention for people with epilepsy and learning disabilities (WIELD): A randomised controlled feasibility trial,

in BMJ Open

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article no. e012993

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Mengoni, S. E., Gates, B., Parkes, G., Wellsted, D., Barton, G., Ring, H., Khoo, M. E., Monji-Patel, D., Friedli, K., Zia, A., Durand, M.

(2016)

“Sometimes, it just stops me from doing anything”: A qualitative exploration of epilepsy management in people with intellectual disabilities and their carers,

in Epilepsy & Behavior

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pp. 133-139

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Bhattacharya, D., Aldus, C., Barton, G., Bond, C., Boonyaprapa, S., Charles, I., Fleetcroft, R., Holland, R., Jerosch-Herold, C., Salter, C., Shepstone, L., Walton, C., Watson, S., Wright, D.

(2016)

The feasibility of determining the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of medication organisation devices compared with usual care for older people in a community setting: systematic review, stakeholder focus groups and feasibility randomised controlled trial,

in Health Technology Assessment

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Song, F., Maskrey, V., Blyth, A., Brown, T., Barton, G., Aveyard, P., Notley, C., Holland, R., Bachmann, M., Sutton, S., Brandon, T.

(2016)

Differences in longer-term smoking abstinence after treatment by specialist or non-specialist advisors – secondary analysis of data from a relapse prevention trial,

in Nicotine and Tobacco Research

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pp. 1061-1066

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Horton, S., Clark, A., Barton, G., Lane, K., Pomeroy, V. M.

(2016)

Methodological issues in the design and evaluation of supported communication for aphasia training: a cluster-controlled feasibility study,

in BMJ Open

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article no. e011207

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Cook, E. J., Randhawa, G., Sharp, C., Ali, N., Guppy, A., Barton, G., Bateman, A., Crawford-White, J.

(2016)

Exploring the factors that influence the decision to adopt and engage with an integrated assistive telehealth and telecare service in Cambridgeshire, UK: a nested qualitative study of patient ‘users’ and ‘non-users’,

in BMC Health Services Research

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article no. 137

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Wilson, E., Mugford, M., Barton, G., Shepstone, L.

(2016)

Efficient research design: using value-of-information analysis to estimate the optimal mix of top-down and bottom-up costing approaches in an economic evaluation alongside a clinical trial,

in Medical Decision Making

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pp. 335-348

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Sackley, C. M., Walker, M. F., Burton, C. R., Watkins, C. L., Mant, J., Roalfe, A. K., Wheatley, K., Sheehan, B., Sharp, L., Stant, K., Fletcher-Smith, J., Steel, K., Barton, G. R., Irvine, L., Peryer, G.

(2016)

An Occupational Therapy intervention for residents with stroke-related disabilities in UK Care Homes (OTCH): cluster randomised controlled trial with economic evaluation,

in Health Technology Assessment

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pp. 1-185

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Arthur, A., Maben, J., Wharrad, H., Aldus, C., Sarre, S., Schneider, J., Nicholson, C., Barton, G., Cox, K., Clark, A.

(2015)

Can Healthcare Assistant Training (CHAT) improve the relational care of older people? Study protocol for a pilot cluster-randomised controlled trial,

in Trials

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article no. 559

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Twigg, M. J., Wright, D., Barton, G. R., Thornley, T., Kerr, C.

(2015)

The four or more medicines (FOMM) support service: results from an evaluation of a new community pharmacy service aimed at over-65s,

in International Journal of Pharmacy Practice

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pp. 407–414

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Key Research Interests

Application and development of the methods of economic evaluation
 
Assessing and comparing, the performance of different utility instruments

Presenting the results of cost-effectiveness analyses

Estimating the level of uncertainty regarding decisions of cost-effectiveness, including value of information analysis

Research design (member of the East of England Research Design Service (RDS))

Research Grants

An evaluation of rheumatology practitioner clinics held in primary care.  2009-2014

The efficacy and cost effectiveness of a multidisciplinary intervention strategy for the treatment of benign joint hypermobility syndrom childhood.  2010-2014

East of England Research Design Service.  National Institute for Health and Research (NIHR).  2008-2013

The efficacy and cost effectiveness of a falling prediction and prevention programme in older patients with rheumatoid arthritis.  NIHR RfPB programme.  2012-2015

Cluster randomised controlled trial of the Serious Mental Illness Health Improvement Profile (HIP).  2011-2014

Delivering a Realistic Diabetes Prevention Programme in a UK Community .  NIHR programme.  2011-2016

A randomised controlled trial of self-help materials for the prevention of smoking relapse.  NIHR Health Technology Assessment.  2011-2014

Arthritis Research UK Foundation Fellowship: Performance, regulation and competition in medical devices: a case-study on hip prostheses.  Arthritis Research UK.  2011-2014

Addressing social anxiety in adults who stutter: A pilot study.  NIHR RfPB programme.  2012-2014

Clinical efficacy of functional strength training for upper limb motor recovery early after stroke: neural correlates and prognostic indicators.  NIHR Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) programme.  2011-2014

Prevention of long term social disability amongst young people with emerging signs of severe mental illness: A pilot randomised controlled trial of social recovery cognitive behaviour therapy for young people with emerging severe mental illness.  NIHR Health Technology Assessment. 2012-2014

Selected Publications

Maas J, Barton G, Maskrey V, Pinto H, Holland R. Economic evaluation: a comparison of methadone versus buprenorphine for opiate substitution treatment. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 2013; 133: 494-501.

V M Pomeroy, N Ward, J Johansen-Berg, P van Vliet, J Burridge, S Hunter, R lemon, J Rothwell, C Weir, A Wing, N Kennedy, Barton G, E Chandler, K Collins, R Greenwood, C Havis,  P Malcolm, E McColl, P Myint, J Smith,  A Walker. The FAST Indicate Trial protocol: Clinical efficacy of functional strength training for upper limb motor recovery early after stroke: neural correlates and prognostic indicators. Internal Journal of Stroke 2014; 9; 240-245.

Logan PA, Armstrong S, Avery TJ, Barer D, Barton GR, Darby J, et al. Rehabilitation aimed at improving outdoor mobility for people after stroke: a multi-centre randomised controlled study (the Getting out of the House Study). Health Technol Assess 2014;18(29)

Barton GR, Sach T, Jenkinson C, Doherty M, Avery A, Muir KR. Lifestyle Interventions for Knee Pain: Cost-effectiveness analysis. British Medical Journal 2009;339:b2273. 

Barton GR, Briggs A, Fenwick E. Optimal cost-effectiveness decisions: The role of the cost-effectiveness acceptability curve (CEAC), the cost-effectiveness acceptability frontier (CEAF), and the expected value of perfection information (EVPI). Value in Health 2008; 11: 886-897.

Barton GR, Hodgekins J, Mugford M, Jones PB, Croudace T, Fowler D. Cognitive behaviour therapy for improving social recovery in psychosis: Cost-effectiveness analysis. Schizophrenia Research 2009; 112: 158-163.

Sach T, Barton GR, Jenkinson C, Doherty M, Avery A, Muir KR. Comparing cost-utility estimates: Does the choice of EQ-5D or SF-6D matter? Medical Care 2009; 47: 889-894.

Barton GR, Sach T, Jenkinson C, Avery A, Doherty M, Muir KR. Do estimates of cost-utility based on the EQ-5D differ from those based on the mapping of utility scores? Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2008; 6: 51.
 

Teaching Interests

Lecturer/Module co-ordinator on the ‘Economic Evaluation’ module of the MSc. in Health Economics, School of Medicine, Health Policy & Practice, University of East Anglia.

Problem-based learning (PBL) tutor on the undergraduate MB/BS medical degree programme, School of Medicine, Health Policy & Practice, University of East Anglia.

Lecturer on the undergraduate MB/BS medical degree  programme, School of Medicine, Health Policy & Practice, University of East Anglia.

 

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • Referee for the NHS R&D Health Technology Assessment Programme and the journals of the British Medical Journal, Cost-effectiveness and Resource Allocation, Ear & Hearing, Health Economics, Obesity, Pediatrics, Rheumatology, Value in Health, Quality of Life Research, and for the Scottish Executive.
  • Member of the Expert Advisory Committee for the Technology Assessment Report on Cochlear implants, commissioned by the NHS R&D HTA Programme on behalf of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.
  • External reviewer for economic components of a NICE Guideline project - Osteoarthritis: the care and management of osteoarthritis in adults (CG59).
  • Member of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research for Patient Benefit Programme (RfPB) London Regional Funding Committee: http://www.nihr-ccf.org.uk/site/programmes/rfpb/