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.

The James Lind Alliance (JLA) promotes and supports Priority Setting Partnerships of patients, carers and clinicians to gather and prioritize research ideas.  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, Australia and Norway.  She is interested in prioritization methodology and has recently completed, with Kristina Staley, an evaluation of the impact of JLA partnerships on research, people and organisations, called More Than a Top 10

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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