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Lisa Jones

Lisa Jones

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Biography

Lisa Jones is a Reader in Public Health in the Public Health Institute, Liverpool John Moores University. She leads the Public Health Institute's programme of work in Evidence Synthesis.

Lisa has more than a decade of research experience, primarily in systematic review and other methods of evidence synthesis. She has been involved in the production of more than 20 systematic reviews in the field of drug and alcohol prevention and treatment, and other related public health topics. In recent years, Lisa has led the production of evidence synthesis projects to support the development of guidance and guidelines by national and international bodies; including the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the UK Chief Medical Officers and for the World Health Organization. Her current research interests focus on the social causes and consequences of drug and alcohol use.

She has published widely on the outcomes of systematic reviews and meta-analyses in a range of journals including the Lancet, International Journal of Drug Policy and BMC Public Health.

Lisa is module leader for a postgraduate module on systematic reviews for the Public Health programmes; MSc Public Health, Public Health (Addictions) and International Public Health.

Degrees

2000, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, BSc (Hons)

Academic appointments

Reader in Public Health, Public Health Institute, Liverpool John Moores University, 2013 - present
Evidence Review and Research Manager, Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, 2009 - 2013
Senior Researcher, Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, 2005 - 2009
Research Fellow, Medical Care Research Unit, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, 2004 - 2005
Research Fellow, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, 2001 - 2005

Publications

Highlighted publications

Hughes K, Bellis MA, Hardcastle KA, Sethi D, Butchart A, Mikton C, Jones L, Dunne MP. 2017. The effect of multiple adverse childhood experiences on health: a systematic review and meta-analysis The Lancet Public Health, 2 :e356-e366 DOI Author Url Public Url

Bellis MA, Hughes K, Nicholls J, Sheron N, Gilmore I, Jones L. 2016. The alcohol harm paradox: using a national survey to explore how alcohol may disproportionately impact health in deprived individuals. BMC public health, 16 :111-111 DOI Author Url Public Url

Bellis MA, Hughes K, Jones L, Morleo M, Nicholls J, McCoy E, Webster J, Sumnall H. 2015. Holidays, celebrations, and commiserations: measuring drinking during feasting and fasting to improve national and individual estimates of alcohol consumption BMC Medicine, 13 :113-113 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Jones L, Bates G, McCoy E, Bellis MA. 2015. Relationship between alcohol-attributable disease and socioeconomic status, and the role of alcohol consumption in this relationship: a systematic review and meta-analysis BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 15 DOI Author Url Public Url

Jones L, Bates G, McCoy E, Beynon C, McVeigh J, Bellis MA. 2014. Effectiveness of interventions to increase hepatitis C testing uptake among high-risk groups: a systematic review EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 24 :781-788 DOI Author Url Public Url

Jones L, Atkinson A, Bates G, McCoy E, Porcellato L, Beynon C, McVeigh J, Bellis MA. 2014. Views and experiences of hepatitis C testing and diagnosis among people who inject drugs: Systematic review of qualitative research INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DRUG POLICY, 25 :204-211 DOI Author Url Public Url

Jones L, Bellis MA, Wood S, Hughes K, McCoy E, Eckley L, Bates G, Mikton C, Shakespeare T, Officer A. 2012. Prevalence and risk of violence against children with disabilities: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies LANCET, 380 :899-907 DOI Author Url

Conference publication

Cochrane M, Watson PM, Timpson H, Haycox A, Collins B, Jones L, Martin A, Graves LEF. 2019. Systematic review of the methods used in economic evaluations of targeted physical activity and sedentary behaviour interventions SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE, 232 :156-167 DOI Author Url

Gavin D, Millard A, Cochrane M, Hopkins N, Low D, Murphy R, Shepherd S, Watson P, Timpson H, Jones L, Haycox A, Collins B, Healy G, Edwardson C, Dunstan D, Graves L. 2018. Multi-level workplace intervention to improve cardiovascular outcomes in contact centre call agents: Study protocol JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY & HEALTH, 15 :S155-S155 Author Url

Journal article

Cochrane M, Watson P, Timpson H, Haycox A, Collins B, Jones L, Martin A, Graves L. 2019. Systematic review of the methods used in economic evaluations of targeted physical activity and sedentary behaviour interventions Social Science and Medicine, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Bates G, Begley E, Tod D, Jones L, Leavey C, McVeigh J. 2017. A systematic review investigating the behaviour change strategies in interventions to prevent misuse of anabolic steroids. J Health Psychol, :1359105317737607-1359105317737607 DOI Author Url Public Url

Hughes K, Bellis MA, Hardcastle KA, Sethi D, Butchart A, Mikton C, Jones L, Dunne MP. 2017. The effect of multiple adverse childhood experiences on health: a systematic review and meta-analysis The Lancet Public Health, 2 :e356-e366 DOI Author Url Public Url

Morleo M, Jones L, Bellis MA. 2016. Alcohol age of initiation and long-term impact: a cross sectional survey of adults in England JOURNAL OF SUBSTANCE USE, 21 :121-127 DOI Author Url

Bellis MA, Hughes K, Nicholls J, Sheron N, Gilmore I, Jones L. 2016. The alcohol harm paradox: using a national survey to explore how alcohol may disproportionately impact health in deprived individuals. BMC public health, 16 :111-111 DOI Author Url Public Url

Bellis MA, Hughes K, Jones L, Morleo M, Nicholls J, McCoy E, Webster J, Sumnall H. 2015. Holidays, celebrations, and commiserations: measuring drinking during feasting and fasting to improve national and individual estimates of alcohol consumption BMC Medicine, 13 :113-113 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Jones L, Bates G, McCoy E, Bellis MA. 2015. Relationship between alcohol-attributable disease and socioeconomic status, and the role of alcohol consumption in this relationship: a systematic review and meta-analysis BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 15 DOI Author Url Public Url

Jones L, Bates G, McCoy E, Beynon C, McVeigh J, Bellis MA. 2014. Effectiveness of interventions to increase hepatitis C testing uptake among high-risk groups: a systematic review EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 24 :781-788 DOI Author Url Public Url

Bellis MA, Hughes K, Leckenby N, Jones L, Baban A, Kachaeva M, Povilaitis R, Pudule I, Qirjako G, Ulukol B, Raleva M, Terzic N. 2014. Adverse childhood experiences and associations with health-harming behaviours in young adults: surveys in eight eastern European countries BULLETIN OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, 92 :641-655 DOI Author Url

Jones L, Atkinson A, Bates G, McCoy E, Porcellato L, Beynon C, McVeigh J, Bellis MA. 2014. Views and experiences of hepatitis C testing and diagnosis among people who inject drugs: Systematic review of qualitative research INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DRUG POLICY, 25 :204-211 DOI Author Url Public Url

Hughes K, Bellis MA, Jones L. 2012. Review: Adults with disabilities experience more violence than non-disabled adults Evidence-Based Mental Health, 15 :103 DOI Author Url

Jones L, Bellis MA, Wood S, Hughes K, McCoy E, Eckley L, Bates G, Mikton C, Shakespeare T, Officer A. 2012. Prevalence and risk of violence against children with disabilities: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies LANCET, 380 :899-907 DOI Author Url

Hughes K, Bellis MA, Jones L, Wood S, Bates G, Eckley L, McCoy E, Mikton C, Shakespeare T, Officer A. 2012. Prevalence and risk of violence against adults with disabilities: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. Lancet, 379 :1621-1629 DOI Author Url

Cole C, Jones L, McVeigh J, Kicman A, Syed Q, Bellis M. 2010. Adulterants in illicit drugs: a review of empirical evidence. Drug Test Anal, DOI Author Url

Bellis MA, Phillips-Howard PA, Hughes K, Hughes S, Cook PA, Morleo M, Hannon K, Smallthwaite L, Jones L. 2009. Teenage drinking, alcohol availability and pricing: a cross-sectional study of risk and protective factors for alcohol-related harms in school children. BMC Public Health, 9 :380 DOI Author Url

Bagnall AM, Jones L, Duffy S, Riemsma RP. 2008. Spinal fixation surgery for acute traumatic spinal cord injury COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS, DOI Author Url

Bagnall AM, Jones L, Duffy S, Riemsma RP. 2008. Spinal fixation surgery for acute traumatic spinal cord injury Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, DOI

Drury D, Michaels JA, Jones L, Ayiku L. 2005. Systematic review of recent evidence for the safety and efficacy of elective endovascular repair in the management of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY, 92 :937-946 DOI Author Url

Main C, Palmer S, Griffin S, Jones L, Orton V, Sculpher M, Henderson R, Sudlow C, Hawkins N, Riemsma R. 2004. Clopidogrel used in combination with aspirin compared with aspirin alone in the treatment of non-ST-segment-elevation acute coronary syndromes: a systematic review and economic evaluation HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT, 8 :1-+ Author Url

Jones L, Griffin S, Palmer S, Main C, Orton V, Sculpher M, Sudlow C, Henderson R, Hawkins N, Riemsma R. 2004. Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of clopidogrel and modified-release dipyridamole in the secondary prevention of occlusive vascular events: a systematic review and economic evaluation HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT, 8 :1-+ Author Url

Jones L, Hawkins N, Westwood M, Wright K, Richardson G, Riemsma R. 2004. Systematic review of the clinical effectiveness and costeffectiveness of capecitabine (Xeloda (R)) for locally advanced and/or metastatic breast cancer HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT, 8 :1-+ Author Url

Jones L, Bagnall A-M. 2004. Spinal injuries centres (SICs) for acute traumatic spinal cord injury COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS, DOI Author Url

Jones L, Bagnall A. 2004. Spinal injuries centres (SICs) for acute traumatic spinal cord injury. Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online),

Bagnall AM, Jones L, Ginnelly L, Lewis R, Glanville J, Gilbody S, Davies L, Torgerson D, Kleijnen J. 2003. A systematic review of atypical antipsychotic drugs in schizophrenia Health Technology Assessment, 7 DOI

Bagnall AM, Jones L, Richardson G, Duffy S, Riemsma R. 2003. Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of acute hospital-based spinal cord injuries services: Systematic review Health Technology Assessment, 7 DOI

Robinson M, Ginnelly L, Sculpher M, Jones L, Riemsma R, Palmer S, Philips Z, Glanville J. 2002. A systematic review update of the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa antagonists Health Technology Assessment, 6 Author Url

Jones L, Atkinson A, Bates G, McCoy E, Porcellato L, Beynon C, McVeigh J, Bellis MA. Views and experiences of hepatitis C testing and diagnosis among people who inject drugs: Systematic review of qualitative research International Journal of Drug Policy, 25 :204-211 DOI

Jones L, Hughes K, Atkinson AM, Bellis MA. Reducing harm in drinking environments: a systematic review of effective approaches. Health Place, 17 :508-518 DOI Author Url

Cole C, Jones L, McVeigh J, Kicman A, Syed Q, Bellis M. Adulterants in illicit drugs: a review of empirical evidence. Drug Test Anal, 3 :89-96 DOI Author Url

Hughes K, Quigg Z, Eckley L, Bellis M, Jones L, Calafat A, Kosir M, van Hasselt N. Environmental factors in drinking venues and alcohol-related harm: the evidence base for European intervention. Addiction, 106 Suppl 1 :37-46 DOI Author Url

Downing J, Jones L, Bates G, Sumnall H, Bellis MA. A systematic review of parent and family-based intervention effectiveness on sexual outcomes in young people. Health Educ Res, 26 :808-833 DOI Author Url

Jones L, Pickering L, Sumnall H, McVeigh J, Bellis MA. Optimal provision of needle and syringe programmes for injecting drug users: A systematic review. Int J Drug Policy, 21 :335-342 DOI Author Url

Jones L, Hawkins N, Westwood M, Wright K, Richardson G, Riemsma R. Systematic review of the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of capecitabine (Xeloda®) for locally advanced and/or metastatic breast cancer Health Technology Assessment, DOI Author Url

Main C, Palmer S, Griffin S, Jones L, Orton V, Sculpher M, Henderson R, Sudlow C, Hawkins N, Riemsma R. Clopidogrel used in combination with aspirin compared with aspirin alone in the treatment of non-ST-segment-elevation acute coronary syndromes: a systematic review and economic evaluation. Health Technol Assess, 8 :iii-141 DOI Author Url

Jones L, Griffin S, Palmer S, Main C, Orton V, Sculpher M, Sudlow C, Henderson R, Hawkins N, Riemsma R. Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of clopidogrel and modified-release dipyridamole in the secondary prevention of occlusive vascular events: a systematic review and economic evaluation. Health Technol Assess, 8 :iii-196 DOI Author Url

Bagnall A-M, Jones L, Richardson G, Duffy S, Riemsma R. Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of acute hospital-based spinal cord injuries services: systematic review. Health Technol Assess, 7 :iii-92 DOI Author Url

Bagnall A-M, Jones L, Ginnelly L, Lewis R, Glanville J, Gilbody S, Davies L, Torgerson D, Kleijnen J. A systematic review of atypical antipsychotic drugs in schizophrenia. Health Technol Assess, 7 :1-193 DOI Author Url

Woolacott NF, Jones L, Forbes CA, Mather LC, Sowden AJ, Song FJ, Raftery JP, Aveyard PN, Hyde CJ, Barton PM. The clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of bupropion and nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation: a systematic review and economic evaluation. Health Technol Assess, 6 :1-245 DOI Author Url

Report

Bates G, Jones L, Maden M, Cochrane M, Pendlebury M, Sumnall HS. 2017. The effectiveness of interventions related to the use of illicit drugs: prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery. A ‘review of reviews’. The effectiveness of interventions related to the use of illicit drugs: prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery. A ‘review of reviews’. HRB Drug and Alcohol Evidence Review 5 Publisher Url

McCoy EJ, Oyston J, Ross-Houle K, COCHRANE M, BATES G, JONES L, WHITFIELD M, MCVEIGH J. 2016. Evaluation of the Liverpool REST Centre Publisher Url

Bates G, Jones L, Timpson H, Begley E, Hardcastle KA, Hughes K, Ross K. 2014. “Top Ten for Number Ten” – A Public Health Manifesto from the North West Directors of Public Health

McCoy E, Jones L, McVeigh J. 2013. Evaluation of the Liverpool Women’s Turnaround Project: Moving forward Author Url

Bates G, Jones L, McVeigh J. 2013. Update of NICE Guidance PH18 on 'Needle and Syringe programmes. PIEDs Review. Author Url

McCoy E, Jones L, McVeigh J. 2013. Evaluation of the Liverpool Women’s Turnaround Project Author Url

Hughes KE, Bellis M, Jones L, Wood S, Bates G, Eckley L, McCoy E, Mikton C, Shakespeare T, Officer A. 2012. Prevalence and risk of violence against adults with disabilities: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies

Jones L, Atkinson A, Porcellato L, Bates G, McCoy E, Beynon C, McVeigh J, Bellis M. 2011. A systematic review of qualitative research on the views, perspectives and experiences of hepatitis B and C testing among practitioners and people at greatest risk of infection. Author Url

Jones L, Bates G, McCoy E, Beynon C, McVeigh J, Bellis M. 2011. A systematic review of the effectiveness & cost-effectiveness of interventions aimed at raising awareness and engaging with groups who are at an increased risk of hepatitis B and C infection. Author Url

Jones L, Bates G, McCoy E, Beynon C, McVeigh J, Bellis MA. 2011. NICE PH hepatitis B and C A systematic review of the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of interventions aimed at raising awareness and engaging with groups who are at an increased risk of hepatitis B and C infection

Jones L, Bates G, Bellis M, Beynon C, Duffy P, Evans-Brown M, Mackridge A, McCoy E, Sumnall H, McVeigh J. 2011. A summary of the health harms of drugs Author Url

Jones L, Bates G, McCoy E, Luxton A, Beynon C, McVeigh J, Bellis MA. 2011. NICE PH Hepatitis B & C A practice survey of activities and interventions that aim to raise awareness among, and/or engage with, groups who are at an increased risk of hepatitis B and C infection

Quigg ZA, McCoy E, Jones L. 2011. A consultation with young people about the Impact of Domestic Violence

Harris J, Mason J, Spalding J, Jones L, Perkins C. 2011. Changing Health Choices - A review of the Cost Effectiveness of Individual Behaviour Change Interventions

Hughes KE, Jones L, Atkinson A, Whelan G, Bellis M. 2010. Reducing harm in drinking environments: a systematic review of effective approaches

Hughes KE, Eckley L, Jones L, Bellis M. 2010. Reducing harm in drinking environments: evidence and practice in Europe

Jones L, Bellis MA, Hughes K, Hughes S. 2010. Preventing and reducing armed violence Preventing and reducing armed violence. What works? Background paper for the Oslo Conference on Armed Violence Achieving the Millennium Development Goals

Hughes KE, Jones L, Bellis M. 2009. Reducing harm in drinking environments

Jones L, Woodfall K, Porcellato L, McVeigh J. 2009. The impact of advocacy initiatives led by, or on the behalf of, young people. A systematic map and summary of the evidence. Author Url

Jones L, Woolfall K, Porcellato L, McVeigh J. 2009. Evidence relating to new tobacco control priorities that aim to protect children and young people from exposure to tobacco Evidence. Author Url

Jones L, Pickering L, Sumnull H, McVeigh J, Bellis M. 2008. A review of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of needle and syringe programmes for injecting drug users. Author Url

Fordham R, Jones L, Sumnall H, McVeigh J, Bellis M. 2007. The economics of preventing drug use: An introduction to the issues. Richard Fordham, Lisa Jones, Harry Sumnall, Jim McVeigh and Mark Bellis Author Url

Sumnall H, Jones L, Burrell K, Witty K, McVeigh J, Bellis M. 2006. Annual review of Drug Prevention The National Collaborating Centre for Drug Prevention. Author Url

Jones L, Sumnall H, Burrell K, McVeigh J, Bellis M. 2006. Universal Drug Prevention - Fact Sheets Author Url

Jones L, Sumnall H, Burrell K, McVeigh J, Bellis M. 2006. Universal Drug Prevention. Author Url

Jones L, Sumnall H, Witty K, Wareing M, McVeigh J, Bellis M. 2006. A review of community-based interventions to reduce stance misuse among vulnerable and disadvantaged young people. Author Url

BURRELL K, Jones L, SUMNALL H, McVeigh J, Bellis M. 2005. Tiered approach to Drug Prevention and treatment among young people. Author Url

Sumnall H, Burrell K, Jones L, Wilkinson L, McVeigh J, Bellis M. 2005. Drug Prevention Quarterly September 2005. Author Url

Jones L, Bellis MA, Hughes K, Wood S. WHO Mainstreaming Health Promotion Project WHO Mainstreaming Health Promotion Project. Rapid review of the current evidence base for health promotion actions for violence prevention (with specific reference to low- and middle-income countries).

Jones L, Atkinson AM, Porcellato L, Bates G, McCoy E, Beynon C, McVeigh J, Bellis MA. NICE PH hepatitis B and C A systematic review of qualitative research on the views, perspectives and experiences of hepatitis B and C testing among practitioners and people at greatest risk of infection.

Other

Simkhada P, Poudel AN, Simkhada B, Sumnall H, Jones L, Bista S, McVeigh J, Gaidhane A, Zahiruddin QS, Chowdhury ME, Bhuiyan MBAS, Iliyasu Z, Pant PR, Kurmi O, Hill R, Van Teijlingen E, Regmi PR. , Simkhada BD. 2016. Need and scope of global partnership on public health research 2016. Need and scope of global partnership on public health research Journal of Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences University, 11 :260-262,

Bates G, Jones L, Tod D, McVeigh J, Newson LM, Begley E. Investigating the application and effectiveness of behaviour change theories and techniques in interventions to prevent muscle enhancement drug use Author Url Publisher Url

Editorial/letter to the editor

Simkhada P, Poudel AN, Simkhada B, Sumnall H, Jones L, Bista S, McVeigh J, Gaidhane A, Zahiruddin QS, Chowdhury ME, Bhuiyan MBAS, Iliyasu Z, Pant PR, Kurmi O, Hill R, van Teijlingen E, Regmi PR. 2016. Need and scope of global partnership on public health research Journal of Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences University, 11 :202-204

Chapters

Jones L, Sumnall H. Redefining drug prevention Barlow J. Substance Misuse. The implications of research, policy and practice 978-1-84310-696-8

Engagement & Impact

Highlighted activities

Conference presentation:

Do drinking patterns give rise to a paradox in alcohol-related harm? Evaluating the association between socioeconomic status and alcohol consumption: systematic review and application of the Bradford-Hill criteria for causation, 43rd Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society, Oral presentation. 2017

Research Grants Awarded:

UK Department for International Development, Evidence summary of existing systematic reviews on community engagement/participation approaches to health programmes, Professor Padam Simkhada (LJMU), Dr Ruaraidh Hill (University of Liverpool), Professor Mahalaqua Nazli Khatib (Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, India), Grant value (£): 0, Duration of research project: 9 months. 2016

Public Health England, Rapid review of drug treatment evidence, Jim McVeigh, Geoff Bates, Grant value (£): 30000, Duration of research project: 4 months. 2015

Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Understanding the relationship between poverty and alcohol misuse, Harry Sumnall, Grant value (£): 7000, Duration of research project: 2 months. 2015

Alcohol Research UK, Understanding the alcohol harm paradox in order to focus the development of interventions, Professor Mark Bellis, Dr Penny Cook, Dr Caryl Beynon, Mr Matt Hennessy, Sir Dr Ian Gilmore, University of Liverpool, Dr Nick Sheron, University of Southampton, Grant value (£): 299956, Duration of research project: 2 years. 2012

Professional activities

External committees:

Liverpool Cancer Inequalities Research Network Executive Group, Liverpool Cancer Inequalities Research Network (LCIRN), Group member, https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/nwcrc/lcirn/. 2017

Conference presentation:

Do drinking patterns give rise to a paradox in alcohol-related harm? Evaluating the association between socioeconomic status and alcohol consumption: systematic review and application of the Bradford-Hill criteria for causation, 43rd Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society, Oral presentation. 2017

Overview of the evidence for alcohol prevention approaches targeting children and young people., Tobacco and Alcohol: Learning from Each Other International Conference, Oral presentation. 2011

Reducing harm in drinking environments, 6th International Conference on Nightlife, Substance Use and Related Health Issues, Oral presentation. 2010

Reducing harm in drinking environments, Harm Reduction 2010, Liverpool, Oral presentation. 2010

A review of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of needle and syringe programmes for injecting drug users, 2008 National Conference on Injecting Drug Use, London, UK, Oral presentation. 2008

Alcohol-related deaths and hospital admissions in young people in England, 5th International Conference on Nightlife, Substance Use and Related Health Issues, Ibiza, Spain, Poster presentation. 2008

Community-based interventions to reduce substance misuse: Focus on the most vulnerable and disadvantaged, HTAi Annual Meeting 2007, Barcelona, Spain, Oral presentation. 2007

The role of nursing in preventing drug use, International Council of Nurses International Conference, Yokohama, Japan, Poster presentation. 2007

Informing the development of NICE public health guidance: Community-based substance misuse prevention for vulnerable and disadvantaged young people, NICE 2006, Birmingham, UK, Poster presentation. 2006

New interventional procedures: An evaluation of the quality of the evidence identified., HTAi Annual Meeting 2005, Rome, Italy, Oral presentation. 2005

Using the adjusted indirect comparison in a Health Technology Assessment (HTA): Clopidogrel versus modified-release dipyridamole in combination with aspirin., HTAi Annual Meeting 2004, Krakow, Poland, Poster presentation. 2004

Systematic review of capecitabine monotherapy for advanced breast cancer., 19th Meeting of the International Society of Technology Assessment in Health Care, Canmore, Canada, Poster presentation. 2003

Research Grants Awarded:

World Health Organization, Mainstreaming Health Promotion. Rapid review on violence prevention, Professor Mark Bellis (LJMU), Grant value (£): $6,666, Duration of research project: 12 months. 2017

UK Department for International Development, Evidence summary of existing systematic reviews on community engagement/participation approaches to health programmes, Professor Padam Simkhada (LJMU), Dr Ruaraidh Hill (University of Liverpool), Professor Mahalaqua Nazli Khatib (Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, India), Grant value (£): 0, Duration of research project: 9 months. 2016

Public Health England, Rapid review of drug treatment evidence, Jim McVeigh, Geoff Bates, Grant value (£): 30000, Duration of research project: 4 months. 2015

Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Understanding the relationship between poverty and alcohol misuse, Harry Sumnall, Grant value (£): 7000, Duration of research project: 2 months. 2015

Health Research Board (Ireland), Evidence reviews to support development of new Irish drugs strategy, Harry Sumnall (LJMU), Geoff Bates (LJMU)), Grant value (£): €60,000. 2015

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, Evidence reviews to inform the update of NICE Guidance PH18 on Needle and Syringe Programmes., Grant value (£): £52,213, Duration of research project: 12 months. 2013

Alcohol Research UK, Understanding the alcohol harm paradox in order to focus the development of interventions, Professor Mark Bellis, Dr Penny Cook, Dr Caryl Beynon, Mr Matt Hennessy, Sir Dr Ian Gilmore, University of Liverpool, Dr Nick Sheron, University of Southampton, Grant value (£): 299956, Duration of research project: 2 years. 2012

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Estimating the cost effectiveness for screening strategies for hepatitis B and C and HIV infections in different populations in Europe, University of Glasgow, Health Protection Scotland, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of Bristol and the French Institute for Public Health Surveillance, Grant value (£): €64,500 (100% to University of Glasgow), Duration of research project: 12 months. 2012

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, Evidence reviews to inform guidance on improving the uptake of hepatitis B and C testing, Grant value (£): £120,754, Duration of research project: 18 months. 2011

National Treatment Agency, Department of Health, A summary of the health harms of drugs, Jim McVeigh (LJMU), Grant value (£): £24,956, Duration of research project: 6 months. 2010

World Health Organization, Systematic reviews on violence and persons with disability, Professor Mark Bellis (LJMU), Grant value (£): $18,000, Duration of research project: 12 months. 2010

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, Evidence reviews on the effectiveness of PSHE education in schools, Professor Mark Bellis (LJMU); Professor Harry Sumnall (LJMU), Grant value (£): £95,000, Duration of research project: 9 months. 2009

EU Public Health Executive Agency, Development of evidence-based EU standards in drug prevention, Professor Harry Sumnall (LJMU), Grant value (£): €290,000, Duration of research project: 2 years. 2009

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, Evidence reviews on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of needle and syringe programmes, Professor Mark Bellis (LJMU); Professor Harry Sumnall (LJMU); Jim McVeigh (LJMU), Grant value (£): £127,500, Duration of research project: 9 months. 2008