Research Prioritisation

Research Prioritization

Sally has been involved in research prioritization since 2005, firstly with the James Lind Alliance in the UK and more recently internationally, in Canada and Australia.

The James Lind Alliance (JLA) promotes and supports Priority Setting Partnerships of patients, carers and clinicians. They gather and prioritize research questions to stimulate research in areas of shared importance to users of research. Sally was a member of the founding team and has supported many partnerships including; asthma, vitiligo, eczema, type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, pressure ulcers, and pre-term birth.  Further afield Sally has worked with groups in Canada (dialysis) and Australia (renal disease, domestic and family violence and chronic disease in children, young people and families.  She is interested in the methodology and underpinning values for prioritization, especially where the public get involved.

She is a co convener of the Cochrane Prioritization Methods Group, and has assisted Cochrane Review Groups in prioritizing their portfolio of systematic reviews and updates, as well as Evidence Aid, which provides resources for the disaster and humanitarian emergency community and stimulates the production of systematic reviews relevant to these areas.

In 2013 Crowe Associates developed a training package for a Prioritization Methods Workshop that was piloted with a UK based Research Design Service.

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