Research Prioritisation

Research Prioritisation

Sally has been involved in research prioritisation 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 prioritise therapeutic 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 partnerships in asthma, vitiligo, eczema, type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, pressure ulcers, pre term birth, hip and knee surgery in the UK, and dialysis in Canada.  She is interested in the methodology for prioritisation, especially how stakeholders are involved, and the values that underpin it.

She is a co convener of the Cochrane Collaboration Agenda Setting and Prioritisation Methods Group, and has assisted Cochrane Collaborative Review Groups in prioritising 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 has developed a training package for a Prioritisation Methods Workshop that was piloted with a UK based RDS (Research Design Service). This is being refined further.

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