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Dr Sian Noble

Dr Sian Noble

Dr Sian Noble
B.Sc., Ph.D.(Bristol)

Senior Lecturer in Health Economics

Office 2.11
1-5 Whiteladies Road,
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+44 (0) 117 42 83126


I’m involved in assessing the cost-effectiveness of interventions in a wide range of randomised controlled trials. Recent and current trials include: investigating the feasibility of using CBT during pregnancy; The ProtecT trial of treatments for localised prostate cancer; The CAP study of population level PSA testing; The ROMIO feasibility study, preparing for a trial of surgical techniques for oesophagectomy. The APEX trial which is evaluating the use of local anaesthetic wound infiltration during Total Joint replacement surgery to reduce long term pain, and School based interventions in relation to: Hand washing to reduce pupil and staff absenteeism; an exercise and nutrition intervention to improve and a CBT based intervention to improve depressive symptoms in Chilean schoolchildren.

My methodological research interests stems from the challenges of conducting and analysing economic evaluations alongside randomised controlled trials. I have a particular interest in the prevention of missing data, through the improvement of resource use questionnaire design and the use of routine data.


Following the completion of my PhD within the Departments of Economics and Child health using data from ALSPAC to explore the relationship between maternal employment and infant’s diet, I joined the (then) department of Social Medicine in 2000. Since then I have worked on numerous trials. I was the trial co-ordinator of the CAP trial during its start up phase. I became a lecturer in Health Economics in 2007 and progressed to Senior Lecturer in 2011.


  • health economics
  • economic evaluation
  • randomised controlled trials
  • prostate cancer
  • orthopaedics
  • depression and anxiety
  • evaluation of health care

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