Career History

I am currently working as a research associate on a NIHR Fellowship project, exploring how to prioritise research for an entire clinical area (atopic eczema) using value of information methods. This project has involved conducting multiple systematic reviews, accessing routinely collected data (CPRD) to conduct a cost of illness study, and will involve the development of a decision-analytic model.

Aside from this, I have strong research interests in the transparency and reproducibility of decision-analytic models used in health economic research. As such, I am pursuing a part-time PhD, exploring the value of replication in health economic decision models. I have also received research funding from CLAHRC East of England to evaluate the reproducibility of decision models through a systematic review and replication study.

Primary supervisor: Prof Tracey Sach, Secondary supervisors: Dr Nick Levell and Mr David Turner.

 

 

Academic Background

PhD Candidate in Health Economics, University of East Anglia, (July 2016-present)

MSc Health Economics with Distinction, University of East Anglia, 2015

BSc Mathematics (1), University of East Anglia, 2014

All Publications

Ban, L., Langan, S. M., Abuabara, K., Thomas, K. S., Sultan, A. A., Sach, T., McManus, E., Santer, M., Ratib, S.

(2018)

Incidence and sociodemographic characteristics of eczema diagnosis in children: a cohort study,

in Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

141

(5)

pp. 1927-1929.e8

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


McManus, E., Sach, T., Levell, N. J.

(2018)

Are vitiligo treatments cost-effective? A systematic review,

in British Journal of Dermatology

178

(1)

pp. e57–e58

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


McManus, E., Sach, T., Levell, N.

(2018)

The Use of Decision–Analytic Models in Atopic Eczema: A Systematic Review and Critical Appraisal,

in Pharmacoeconomics

36

(1)

pp. 51–66

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


McManus, E., Sach, T.

(2017)

Comment on "Replicating Health Economic Models: Firm Foundations or a House of Cards?",

in Pharmacoeconomics

35

(11)

pp. 1187–1188

Full Text

(Comment/debate)

(Published)


McManus, E., Sach, T., Radford, K.

(2017)

The Importance of Perspective When Evaluating The Economic Value of Vocational Rehabilitation,

in Value in Health

20

(9)

article no. A738

Full Text

(Abstract)

(Published)


Sach, T., McManus, E., Levell, N., McOwan, F., Parris, J., Roberts, A., Thomas, K.

(2017)

What Is The Scope And Quality of Economic Evidence Available for Atopic Eczema? A Systematic Review,

in Value in Health

20

(9)

article no. A740

Full Text

(Abstract)

(Published)


Sach, T., McManus, E., Thomas, K., Montgomery, A., Harrison, E., Williams, H.

(2017)

The Comparative Performance of the CHU-9D and Adqol Amongst Children Aged 5 Years or More with Eczema: Evidence from the Clothes Randomised Controlled Trial,

in Value in Health

20

(9)

article no. A406

Full Text

(Abstract)

(Published)


Sach, T., Mcmanus, E., Mcmonagle, C., Levell, N.

(2016)

Economic evidence for the prevention and treatment of atopic eczema: a protocol for a systematic review,

in Systematic Reviews

5

article no. 90

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Sach, T., McManus, E.

(2015)

PRM271 - Exploring the use of value of information methods to prioritise research to address the treatment uncertainties identified by the James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnerships,

in Value in Health

18

(7)

pp. A730

Full Text

(Abstract)

(Published)


External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • Member of the HRA Cambridge Central Research Ethics Committee (September 2016-present)
  • Methodologist on the Tuberous Sclerosis Association funding panel (April 2016-present)
  • Member of UK Health Economics Study Group
  • Member of International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes (ISPOR)
  • Part of the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) Catalyst program.

 

Administrative Posts

 

School level activities:

  • I am one of four, Research Staff Coordinators, for the MED school
  • RA representative at MED School Board Meetings
  • RA representative on the MED Research Committee.

 

I am on the organising committee for the Summer 2019 UK Health Economics Study Group conference, to be held at the University of East Anglia.

I also act as the administrator for the Health Economics Group twitter account (@HEG_UEA).