Ms Angela Farr
Research Assistant
Swansea Centre for Health Economics
Telephone: (01792) 602135
Room: SCHE - 218
Second Floor
Vivian Building
Singleton Campus

Angela is an experienced analyst of health services and outcomes research having completed several National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded trials. Key areas of work include analysis of national routine ‘real world’ datasets such as NHS primary and secondary healthcare data and health economic evaluation of health technology assessments, clinical trials and broader healthcare evaluations. Evaluation techniques include cost-effectiveness analysis; QALY based cost-utility, cost-consequence, within trial budget impact analysis alongside modelling of health outcomes such as bootstrapping, cost calculator models for budget impact analysis of new treatments at UK national level and decision modelling.

Recent projects have included the following;

A randomised controlled trial with the Foot Ulcer Trails Unit, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust- The evaluation of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of lightweight fibreglass heel casts in the management of ulcers of the heel in diabetes using data collected directly from the patient cohort.

Asthma UK Priority Needs Grant Project - Estimating the incidence, prevalence, healthcare utilisation, wider societal impact and true cost of asthma in the UK using ‘real world’ NHS routine data from the SAIL databank. A multi-centre evaluation working in partnership with researchers based in Edinburgh University and St George’s, University of London. 

Publications

  1. & The development of a collaborative framework for commissioning health and social care. Journal of Integrated Care
  2. & Tu2012 - Feasibility and Economic Evaluation of Chromoendoscopy for Detecting Proximal Serrated Neoplasia in a Colorectal Cancer Screening Program: A Randomised Control Trial – Conscop. Gastroenterology 154(6), S-1369
  3. et. al. Predictive risk stratification model: a randomised stepped-wedge trial in primary care (PRISMATIC). Health Services and Delivery Research 6(1), 1-164.
  4. & Facet-joint injections for non-specific low back pain: a feasibility RCT. Health Technology Assessment 21(74), 1-130.
  5. & Evaluation of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of lightweight fibreglass heel casts in the management of ulcers of the heel in diabetes: a randomised controlled trial. Health Technology Assessment 21(34), 1-92.

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