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Dr Deborah Caldwell

Dr Deborah Caldwell

Dr Deborah Caldwell
BA, MA(Leeds), PhD(Bristol)

Senior Lecturer in Public Health Research

Area of research

Obtaining valid and reliable estimates of treatment efficacy in psychiatric research: using Network Meta-Analysis

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39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS
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Research summary

I am currently funded by an MRC post-doctoral Population Health Scientist fellowship award. My project outline is as follows:

Establishing the most effective treatment(s) for depression is a population health priority. By 2020 depression will be the second highest cause of disease worldwide, with the cost to the NHS around £9 billion. Evidence synthesis using randomised controlled trials (RCTs) underpins Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and clinical guidelines. However, empirical evidence suggests psychiatric RCTs are susceptible to bias, raising questions about reliability and validity of effect estimates from psychiatric HTA. Two recent methodological developments make it possible to control for ...

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