Dr Eva Kaltenthaler BSc, BGSU (USA), MSc (London) PhD (London)
Reader in Health Technology Assessment
Managing Director of ScHARR Technology Assessment Group (ScHARR-TAG)
The University of Sheffield
Regent Court, 30 Regent Street
Sheffield S1 4DA
Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 0810
Fax: (+44) (0)114 272 4095
My background is in public health microbiology. I have worked in Malawi, Zimbabwe and Botswana in water and sanitation programmes with a particular emphasis on hygiene behaviour and hand washing. My research has involved the combination of qualitative and quantitative research methods to understand the causes of diarrhoeal diseases in children.
I joined the University of Sheffield in 1996 as a systematic reviewer. I have worked as a clinical effectiveness reviewer and have undertaken systematic reviews on many topics including: computerised cognitive behaviour therapy, oral drugs for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer and magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography.
In 2003, I became the Managing Director of the ScHARR Technology Assessment Group (ScHARR-TAG). ScHARR-TAG undertakes reviews of the clinical and cost effectiveness of health care interventions for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Health Technology Assessment Programme on behalf of a range of policy makers, including the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).
My research interests are in the use of systematic reviewing methods within health technology assessments, to support decision making. I have an interest in the issues around the systematic reviewing of mental health technologies and therapies.
My teaching interests lie in Systematic Reviews and Critical Appraisal.
I am interested in supervising research students in areas such as systematic review methodology and issues around the reviewing of cost effectiveness model parameters.
I am module coordinator for the Systematic Reviews and Evidence Synthesis: Introduction to Advanced Analysis Techniques module on the iHTA course. Link
- Member of InterTASC, a collaboration of nine universities undertaking technology assessments
- Member of Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi)
- Member of the Society for Social Medicine
- Member of the Hygiene Behaviour Network (part of the Global Applied Research Network)
- Member of the Society for Behavioral Medicine
- Member of the Campbell & Cochrane Economics Methods Group (CCEMG)
- Methods used in the critical appraisal of manufacturers’ submissions within the NICE single technology appraisal process
- Reviewing of parameter values for cost effectiveness model parameters within health technology assessments
- Kaltenthaler E, Papaioannou D, Boland A, Dickson R. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Single Technology Appraisal Process: Lessons from the First 4 Years. Value in Health 2011 (available online 8.09.11).
- Kaltenthaler E, Tappenden P, Paisley S, Squires H. NICE DSU Technical Support Document 13: Identifying and reviewing evidence to inform the conceptualisation and population of cost-effectiveness models; May 2011, NICE Decision Support Unit, ScHARR. [link]
- Carroll C, Kaltenthaler E, Fitzgerald P, Boland A, Dickson R. A thematic analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of manufacturers’ submissions to the NICE Single Technology Assessment (STA) process. . Health Policy 2011; 102 (2-3): 136-144.
- Kaltenthaler E, Boland A, Carroll C, Dickson R, Fitzgerald P, Papaioannou D. Evidence Review Group approaches to the critical appraisal of manufacturer submissions for the NICE STA process: a mapping study and thematic analysis. Health Technol Assess 2011;15(22): 1-82.
- Carlton J & Kaltenthaler E. Amblyopia and quality of life: a systematic review. Eye 2011; 25: 403-413.
Eva Kaltenthaler is based in Health Economics and Decision Science (HEDS)