Career History

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  • Methods for systematic reviews of previously published and unpublished economic analyses..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.

All Publications

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Shemilt, I., Mugford, M., Byford, S., Drummond, M., Eisenstein, E., Knapp, M., Mallender, J., Marsh, K., McDaid, D., Vale, L., Walker, D.

(2015)

Campbell Collaboration Methods Policy Brief: Economics Methods. Oslo: The Campbell Collaboration,

UEA Repository

(Working paper)

(Published)


Hollands, G. J., Shemilt, I., Marteau, T. M., Jebb, S. A., Kelly, M. P., Nakamura, R., Suhrcke, M., Ogilvie, D.

(2013)

Altering micro-environments to change population health behaviour: towards an evidence base for choice architecture interventions,

in BMC Public Health

13

article no. 1218

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Shemilt, I., Hollands, G. J., Marteau, T. M., Nakamura, R., Jebb, S. A., Kelly, M. P., Suhrcke, M., Ogilvie, D.

(2013)

Economic instruments for population diet and physical activity behaviour change: a systematic scoping review,

in PLoS ONE

8

(9)

article no. e75070

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Pechey, R., Jebb, S., Kelly, M., Almiron-Roig, E., Conde, S., Nakamura, R., Shemilt, I., Suhrcke, M., Marteau, T. M.

(2013)

Socioeconomic differences in purchases of more vs. less healthy foods and beverages: analysis of over 25,000 British households in 2010,

in Social Science and Medicine

92

pp. 22-26

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Brunetti, M., Shemilt, I., Pregno, S., Vale, L., Oxman, A., Lord, J., Sisk, J., Ruiz, F., Hill, S., Guyatt, G., Jaeschke, R., Helfand, M., Harbour, R., Liberati, A., Schunemann, H.

(2013)

GRADE guidelines: 10. Special challenges - quality of evidence for resource use,

in Journal of Clinical Epidemiology

66

(2)

pp. 140-50

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Shemilt, I., Valentine, J., Possel, P., Mugford, M., Wooldridge, D.

(2012)

Costing program implementation using systematic reviews: Interventions for the provention of adolescent depression,

in Research Synthesis Methods

3

(3)

pp. 191-201

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Martin, A., Jones, A., Mugford, M., Shemilt, I., Hancock, R., Wittenberg, R.

(2012)

Methods used to identify and measure resource use in economic evaluations: a systematic review of questionnaires for older people,

in Health Economics

21

(8)

pp. 1017-1022

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Garrison, K., Shemilt, I., Donell, S., Ryder, J., Mugford, M., Harvey, I., Song, F., Alt, V.

(2010)

Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) for fracture healing in adults,

in Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

16

(6)

pp. CD006950

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Shemilt, I., Mugford, M., Vale, L., Marsh, K., Donaldson, C.

(2010)

Evidence-Based Decisions and Economics: Health Care, Social Welfare, Education and Criminal Justice,

Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN 9781405191531

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(Book)

(Published)


Shemilt, I., Thomas, J., Morciano, M.

(2010)

A web-based tool for adjusting costs to a specific target currency and price year,

in Evidence and Policy

6

(1)

pp. 51-59

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Abdelhamid, A., Shemilt, I.

(2010)

Glossary of Terms,

in Evidence-Based Decisions and Economics.

Wiley-Blackwell

pp. 186-197

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Davies, C., Lorgelly, P., Shemilt, I., Mugford, M., Tucker, K., Macgregor, A.

(2010)

Can choices between alternative hip prostheses be evidence based? a review of the economic evaluation literature,

in Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation

8

(1)

pp. 1-10

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Shemilt, I., Mugford, M., Vale, L., Marsh, K., Donaldson, C., Drummond, M.

(2010)

Evidence synthesis, economics and public policy,

in Research Synthesis Methods

1

(2)

pp. 126-135

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Davies, C., Shemilt, I., Macgregor, A., Mugford, M., Lorgelly, P.

(2009)

Can Choices Between Alternative Hip Protheses be Evidnece Based? A Review of the Economic Evaluation Literature,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Lorgelly, P., Davies, C., Shemilt, I., Mugford, M., Macgregor, A.

(2009)

Which prostheses are cost-effective?,

in The Knee

16

(6)

pp. 419-419

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Shemilt, I., Mugford, M.

(2009)

Including economic perspectives and evidence in Campbell reviews to inform policy and practice: a critical review of current approaches,

in Evidence and Policy

5

(3)

pp. 229-246

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Shemilt, I., Mugford, M., Byford, S., Drummond, M., Eisenstein, E., Knapp, M., Mallender, J., McDaid, M., Vale, L., Walker, D.

(2008)

Incorporating economics evidence,

in Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions Version 5.0.0.

Chichester: John Wiley & Sons

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Garrison, K., Donell, S., Ryder, J., Shemilt, I., Mugford, M., Harvey, I., Song, F.

(2007)

Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of bone morphongenetic proteins in the non-healing of fractures and spinal fusion: a systematic review,

in Health Technology Assessment

11

(30)

pp. 1-168

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(Article)

(Published)


Shemilt, I., Mugford, M., Drummond, M., Eisenstein, E., Mallender, J., McDaid, D., Vale, L., Walker, D.

(2006)

Economics methods in Cochrane systematic reviews of health promotion and public health related interventions,

in BMC Medical Research Methodology

6

article no. 55

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Bachmann, M., Reading, R., Husbands, C., O'Brien, M., Thoburn, J., Shemilt, I., Watson, J., Jones, N., Haynes, R., Mugford, M.

(2006)

What are children's trusts?: Early findings from a national survey,

in Child: Care, Health and Development

32

(2)

pp. 137-146

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Key Research Interests

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. 

Teaching Interests

  • Campbell & Cochrane Economics Methods Group training workshops.

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • 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)