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Dr Annie Hawton

Senior Research Fellow in Health Economics

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+44 (0) 1392 722284

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Since studying for a BSc in Psychology and a MSc in Psychological Research Methods, Annie has worked in health and social care research for almost 20 years at the University of Oxford, the University of Exeter, and for the NHS. She has held a variety of roles, from promoting the use of research in Social Services to a post as Lecturer in Health Services Research for a NHS Research and Development Unit.

Over the last 10 years her research has been focused in health economics, taking up post as a Research Fellow in Health Economics at the University of Exeter five years ago, and being recently promoted to Senior Research Fellow in Health Economics. She has recently completed her PhD in Health Economics; 'Multiple Sclerosis and Health State Values'.

Broad research specialisms

Annie's current research concerns health outcomes associated with Multiple Sclerosis which are suitable for use in economic evaluations. She is also exploring the resource use and costs of health and social care related to MS. For both strands of work, she is utilising data from the South West Impact of MS (SWIMS) prospective, longitudinal cohort study. She is also focussing on the health-related quality of life and costs of care for people with Huntington's Disease. In addition, Annie has collaborated with colleagues in PenCRU, exploring the costs and benefits of a peer-support programme for parents of disabled children and with the Patient and Public Involvement Team to involve service users in health economics research.

Amongst other studies, she has also investigated the cost-effectiveness of community rehabilitation services for older people on discharge from hospital; the cost-effectiveness of community mentoring for socially isolated older people and; the relationship between social isolation and health state values in older people.

Qualifications

  • BSc Psychology
  • MSc Psychological Research Methods
  • PhD Health Economics

Research

Research interests

Annie's research interests are diverse and methodological, ranging from health economics, to qualitative research, to patient and public involvement. She is particularly interested in how different methods can be used together in complementary and informative ways.

She is currently exploring health outcomes of people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) which are suitable for use in economic evaluations of treatments for MS. This work includes analysis of the appropriateness of generic preference-based measures (the EQ-5D and SF-6D) for people with MS; ‘mapping’ from MS-specific non-preference based measures to preference-based measures and the suitability of this technique; and the detailed description of health state values of the health states of people with MS from a prospective, longitudinal cohort study (SWIMS), in a manner suitable for use in cost-effectiveness analyses.

Research projects

  • Health outcomes of people with Multiple Sclerosis suitable for use in economic evaluations.
  • Health and social care resource use of people with Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Health outcomes of people with Huntington's Disease for use in health policy decision-making.
  • The costs and benefits of a peer support intervention for parents of disabled children.
  • Exercise and self-management for people with chronic knee, hip or lower back pain: A study of clinical and cost-effectiveness.

Grants/Funding

  • Goodwin E, Green C, Hawton A. Extending the evidence on QALYs in MS-related research/policy, and on the framework for cost-effectiveness analyses in the context of MS. MS Society. £165,178.
  • Freeman J, Hendrie W, Jarrett L, Creanor S, Hawton A, Barton A, Marsden J, Zajicek J. A multi-centre randomised controlled trial to assess the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of a home-based self-management standing frame programme in people with progressive MS. Research for Patient Benefit. £346,000.
  • Richards SH, Campbell JK, Dickens A, Greaves C, Green C, Hawton A, Taylor R. Partnerships for Older People Project Evaluation (POPPs): An economic evaluation of community mentoring (Devon Ageing & Quality of Life Study). Devon County Council and the Department of Health. £160,000.
  • Richards SH, Campbell JK, Dickens A, Greaves C, Green C, Hawton A, Taylor R. Devon Linkage Pilot Project - evaluating the effectiveness of community mentoring (Devon Ageing & Quality of Life Study). Devon County Council and Department of Work & Pensions. £130,000.
  • Hopper H, Ellis A. A qualitative investigation of the practical and psychological issues of women using a First Trimester Screening Clinic. Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust. £2,500.
  • Newson J, Ellis A. ATME: A pilot randomised controlled trial comparing Atrauman and Mepitel for wound healing. Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust. £2,500.
  • Ellis A, Greaves C. Evaluation of the development of a 'Medicines Support Service' for older people. PCT/Social Services collaborative. £14,000.
  • Britten N, Wyatt K, Purtell R, Barnard A, Ellis A. Evaluation of consumer involvement in the London Primary Care Studies Programme. INVOLVE. £140,000.
  • Trappes-Lomax T, Ellis A. Expansion to 'Buying Time'. Centre for Evidence-Based Social Services (CEBSS). £16,000.
  • Trappes-Lomax T, Ellis A, Downing K, Stead J. The User Voice: An exploration of the views of users about their stay in a short-term residential rehabilitation unit. NHS Executive South West. £15,000.
  • Trappes-Lomax T, Ellis A. The User Voice II & III. Centre for Evidence-Based Social Services. £14,000.

Research grants

  • 2014 NIHR Research for Patient Benefit
    A multi-centre randomised controlled trial to assess the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of a home-based self-management standing frame programme in people with progressive MS
  • 2014 Multiple Sclerosis Society
    Extending the evidence on QALYs in MS-related research/policy, and on the framework for cost-effectiveness analyses in the context of MS
  • 2007 Department of Health
    Partnerships for Older People Project Evaluation (POPPs): An economic evaluation of community mentoring (Devon Ageing & Quality of Life Study)

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Books

Newman T, Moseley A, Tierney S, Ellis A (2005). Evidence Based Social Work: a guide for the perplexed. Lyme Regis, Russell House.

Journal articles

Hawton A, Green C (2016). Health Utilities for Multiple Sclerosis. Value in Health, 19(4), 460-468. Full text.
Goodwin V, Paudyal P, Perry M, Day N, Hawton A, Gericke C, Ukoumunne O, Byng R (2016). Implementing a patient-initiated review system for people with rheumatoid arthritis: a prospective, comparative service evaluation. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice Abstract.  Full text.
Hawton AJ, Green C (2016). Multiple sclerosis: relapses, resource use, and costs. Eur J Health Econ, 17(7), 875-884. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Hawton A, Goodwin E (2014). Patients and health economists: working together to build a better research base for making decisions about the funding of treatments for MS. QUALITY OF LIFE RESEARCH, 23, 15-15. Author URL.
Hawton A, Shearer J, Goodwin E, Green C (2013). Squinting through layers of fog: assessing the cost effectiveness of treatments for multiple sclerosis. Appl Health Econ Health Policy, 11(4), 331-341. Abstract.  Author URL.
Hawton A, Green C, Telford CJ, Wright DE, Zajicek JP (2012). The use of multiple sclerosis condition-specific measures to inform health policy decision-making: mapping from the MSWS-12 to the EQ-5D. Mult Scler, 18(6), 853-861. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Trappes-Lomax T, Hawton A (2012). The user voice: Older people's experiences of reablement and rehabilitation. Journal of Integrated Care, 20(3), 181-194. Abstract.
Hawton A, Green C, Telford C, Zajicek J, Wright D (2012). Using the Multiple Sclerosis Impact Scale to estimate health state utility values: mapping from the MSIS-29, version 2, to the EQ-5D and the SF-6D. Value Health, 15(8), 1084-1091. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dickens AP, Richards SH, Hawton A, Taylor RS, Greaves CJ, Green C, Edwards R, Campbell JL (2011). An evaluation of the effectiveness of a community mentoring service for socially isolated older people: a controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 11 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Hawton A, Green C, Dickens AP, Richards SH, Taylor RS, Edwards R, Greaves CJ, Campbell JL (2011). The impact of social isolation on the health status and health-related quality of life of older people. Qual Life Res, 20(1), 57-67. Abstract.  Author URL.
Mbugua Gitau G, Liversedge H, Goffey D, Hawton A, Liversedge N, Taylor M (2009). The influence of maternal age on the outcomes of pregnancies complicated by bleeding at less than 12 weeks. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand, 88(1), 116-118. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wyatt K, Carter M, Mahtani V, Barnard A, Hawton A, Britten N (2008). The impact of consumer involvement in research: an evaluation of consumer involvement in the London Primary Care Studies Programme. Fam Pract, 25(3), 154-161. Abstract.  Author URL.
Barber C, Powell R, Ellis A, Hewett J (2007). Comparing pain control and ability to eat and drink with standard therapy vs Gelclair: a preliminary, double centre, randomised controlled trial on patients with radiotherapy-induced oral mucositis. Support Care Cancer, 15(4), 427-440. Abstract.  Author URL.
Trappes-Lomax T, Ellis A, Fox M, Taylor R, Power M, Stead J, Bainbridge I (2006). Buying Time I: a prospective, controlled trial of a joint health/social care residential rehabilitation unit for older people on discharge from hospital. Health Soc Care Community, 14(1), 49-62. Abstract.  Author URL.
Ellis A, Trappes-Lomax T, Fox M, Taylor R, Power M, Stead J, Bainbridge I (2006). Buying time II: an economic evaluation of a joint NHS/Social Services residential rehabilitation unit for older people on discharge from hospital. Health Soc Care Community, 14(2), 95-106. Abstract.  Author URL.
Sweeney G, Ellis A (2003). Making an impact: exploring delegates' perceptions of the clinical governance development programme. Clinical Governance: an International Journal, 8(3), 262-270.
Trappes-Lomax T, Ellis A (2003). Real life research: Bridging the gap between research and practice. Journal of Integrated Care, 11(4), 17-27.
Trappes-Lomax T, Ellis A, Fox M (2002). Real life research: Building an evidence base for intermediate care. Managing Community Care, 10(6), 15-21.
Trappes-Lomax T, Ellis A (2001). Real life research: Designing and implementing a study on the health/social care interface. Managing Community Care, 9(3), 22-30.
Trappes-Lomax T, Ellis A, Fox M (2001). Real life research: the ups and sowns of an intermediate care study. Managing Community Care, 9(5), 18-24.
Burgoyne CB, Routh DA, Ellis A (1999). The transition to the Euro: Some perspectives from Economic Psychology. Journal of Consumer Policy, 22, 91-116.
Blacklay A, Eiser C, Ellis A (1998). Development and evaluation of an information booklet for adult survivors of cancer in childhood. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 78(4), 340-344. Abstract.
Ellis A, Stores G, Mayou R (1998). Psychological concequences of road traffic accidents in children. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 7, 61-68.
Stores G, Ellis AJ, Wiggs L (1998). Sleep and psychological disturbance in nocturnal asthma. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 78(5), 413-419.
Eiser C, Cool P, Grimer RJ, Carter SR, Cotter IM, Ellis AJ, Kopel S (1997). Quality of life in children following treatment for a malignant primary bone tumour around the knee. Sarcoma, 1(1), 39-45. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Eiser C, Cool P, Grimer R, Carter S, Ellis A, Kopel S, Eiser JR (1997). The role of monitoring in determining quality of life following treatment for a bone tumor. Int J Behav Med, 4(4), 397-414. Abstract.  Author URL.

Chapters

Sheldon B, Chilvers R, Ellis A, Moseley A, Tierney S (2004). A pre-post empirical study of obstacles to, and opportunities for, evidence-based practice in social care. In Bilson A (Ed) Evidence-Based Practice and Social Work, London: Whiting & Birch.

Conferences

Hawton A, Green C (2014). Generic preference-based measures for use with people with multiple sclerosis: are they appropriate?.  Author URL.
Hawton A, Goodwin E (2014). Patients and health economists: working together to build a better research base for making decisions about the funding of treatments for MS. International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL). 15th - 18th Oct 2014.
Green C, Hawton A, Zajicek J (2013). HEALTH STATE (QALY) VALUES FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS: a REPORT USING DATA FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM SOUTH WEST IMPACT OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (SWIMS) STUDY.  Author URL.
Green C, Hawton A, Zajicek J (2013). Health state (QALY) values for multiple sclerosis: a report using data from the UK South West Impact of Multiple Sclerosis (SWIMS) Study.  Author URL.
Hawton AJ, Green C, Zajicek J, Wright D (2013). Health state (QALY) values for multiple sclerosis: Improving the quality of information used in cost-effectiveness analyses of treatments for MS.  Author URL.

Reports

Shilling V, Morris C, Hawton A, Bailey S, Logan S (2015). What are the benefits and costs of providing peer support to parents of disabled children?., Final Report: PenCLAHRC, University of Exeter Medical School. Abstract.  Author URL.
Frost S, Moseley A, Tierney S, Hutton A, Ellis A, Duffy M, Newman T (2006). The Evidence Guide: Using Research and Evaluation in Social Care and Allied Professions. Barnardo's / Centre for Evidence-Based Social Services.

Publications by year


2016

Hawton A, Green C (2016). Health Utilities for Multiple Sclerosis. Value in Health, 19(4), 460-468. Full text.
Goodwin V, Paudyal P, Perry M, Day N, Hawton A, Gericke C, Ukoumunne O, Byng R (2016). Implementing a patient-initiated review system for people with rheumatoid arthritis: a prospective, comparative service evaluation. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice Abstract.  Full text.
Hawton AJ, Green C (2016). Multiple sclerosis: relapses, resource use, and costs. Eur J Health Econ, 17(7), 875-884. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2015

Shilling V, Morris C, Hawton A, Bailey S, Logan S (2015). What are the benefits and costs of providing peer support to parents of disabled children?., Final Report: PenCLAHRC, University of Exeter Medical School. Abstract.  Author URL.

2014

Hawton A, Green C (2014). Generic preference-based measures for use with people with multiple sclerosis: are they appropriate?.  Author URL.
Hawton A, Goodwin E (2014). Patients and health economists: working together to build a better research base for making decisions about the funding of treatments for MS. QUALITY OF LIFE RESEARCH, 23, 15-15. Author URL.
Hawton A, Goodwin E (2014). Patients and health economists: working together to build a better research base for making decisions about the funding of treatments for MS. International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL). 15th - 18th Oct 2014.

2013

Green C, Hawton A, Zajicek J (2013). HEALTH STATE (QALY) VALUES FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS: a REPORT USING DATA FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM SOUTH WEST IMPACT OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (SWIMS) STUDY.  Author URL.
Green C, Hawton A, Zajicek J (2013). Health state (QALY) values for multiple sclerosis: a report using data from the UK South West Impact of Multiple Sclerosis (SWIMS) Study.  Author URL.
Hawton AJ, Green C, Zajicek J, Wright D (2013). Health state (QALY) values for multiple sclerosis: Improving the quality of information used in cost-effectiveness analyses of treatments for MS.  Author URL.
Hawton A, Shearer J, Goodwin E, Green C (2013). Squinting through layers of fog: assessing the cost effectiveness of treatments for multiple sclerosis. Appl Health Econ Health Policy, 11(4), 331-341. Abstract.  Author URL.

2012

Hawton A, Green C, Telford CJ, Wright DE, Zajicek JP (2012). The use of multiple sclerosis condition-specific measures to inform health policy decision-making: mapping from the MSWS-12 to the EQ-5D. Mult Scler, 18(6), 853-861. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Trappes-Lomax T, Hawton A (2012). The user voice: Older people's experiences of reablement and rehabilitation. Journal of Integrated Care, 20(3), 181-194. Abstract.
Hawton A, Green C, Telford C, Zajicek J, Wright D (2012). Using the Multiple Sclerosis Impact Scale to estimate health state utility values: mapping from the MSIS-29, version 2, to the EQ-5D and the SF-6D. Value Health, 15(8), 1084-1091. Abstract.  Author URL.

2011

Dickens AP, Richards SH, Hawton A, Taylor RS, Greaves CJ, Green C, Edwards R, Campbell JL (2011). An evaluation of the effectiveness of a community mentoring service for socially isolated older people: a controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 11 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Hawton A, Green C, Dickens AP, Richards SH, Taylor RS, Edwards R, Greaves CJ, Campbell JL (2011). The impact of social isolation on the health status and health-related quality of life of older people. Qual Life Res, 20(1), 57-67. Abstract.  Author URL.

2009

Mbugua Gitau G, Liversedge H, Goffey D, Hawton A, Liversedge N, Taylor M (2009). The influence of maternal age on the outcomes of pregnancies complicated by bleeding at less than 12 weeks. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand, 88(1), 116-118. Abstract.  Author URL.

2008

Wyatt K, Carter M, Mahtani V, Barnard A, Hawton A, Britten N (2008). The impact of consumer involvement in research: an evaluation of consumer involvement in the London Primary Care Studies Programme. Fam Pract, 25(3), 154-161. Abstract.  Author URL.

2007

Barber C, Powell R, Ellis A, Hewett J (2007). Comparing pain control and ability to eat and drink with standard therapy vs Gelclair: a preliminary, double centre, randomised controlled trial on patients with radiotherapy-induced oral mucositis. Support Care Cancer, 15(4), 427-440. Abstract.  Author URL.

2006

Trappes-Lomax T, Ellis A, Fox M, Taylor R, Power M, Stead J, Bainbridge I (2006). Buying Time I: a prospective, controlled trial of a joint health/social care residential rehabilitation unit for older people on discharge from hospital. Health Soc Care Community, 14(1), 49-62. Abstract.  Author URL.
Ellis A, Trappes-Lomax T, Fox M, Taylor R, Power M, Stead J, Bainbridge I (2006). Buying time II: an economic evaluation of a joint NHS/Social Services residential rehabilitation unit for older people on discharge from hospital. Health Soc Care Community, 14(2), 95-106. Abstract.  Author URL.
Frost S, Moseley A, Tierney S, Hutton A, Ellis A, Duffy M, Newman T (2006). The Evidence Guide: Using Research and Evaluation in Social Care and Allied Professions. Barnardo's / Centre for Evidence-Based Social Services.

2005

Newman T, Moseley A, Tierney S, Ellis A (2005). Evidence Based Social Work: a guide for the perplexed. Lyme Regis, Russell House.

2004

Sheldon B, Chilvers R, Ellis A, Moseley A, Tierney S (2004). A pre-post empirical study of obstacles to, and opportunities for, evidence-based practice in social care. In Bilson A (Ed) Evidence-Based Practice and Social Work, London: Whiting & Birch.

2003

Sweeney G, Ellis A (2003). Making an impact: exploring delegates' perceptions of the clinical governance development programme. Clinical Governance: an International Journal, 8(3), 262-270.
Trappes-Lomax T, Ellis A (2003). Real life research: Bridging the gap between research and practice. Journal of Integrated Care, 11(4), 17-27.

2002

Trappes-Lomax T, Ellis A, Fox M (2002). Real life research: Building an evidence base for intermediate care. Managing Community Care, 10(6), 15-21.

2001

Trappes-Lomax T, Ellis A (2001). Real life research: Designing and implementing a study on the health/social care interface. Managing Community Care, 9(3), 22-30.
Trappes-Lomax T, Ellis A, Fox M (2001). Real life research: the ups and sowns of an intermediate care study. Managing Community Care, 9(5), 18-24.

1999

Burgoyne CB, Routh DA, Ellis A (1999). The transition to the Euro: Some perspectives from Economic Psychology. Journal of Consumer Policy, 22, 91-116.

1998

Blacklay A, Eiser C, Ellis A (1998). Development and evaluation of an information booklet for adult survivors of cancer in childhood. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 78(4), 340-344. Abstract.
Ellis A, Stores G, Mayou R (1998). Psychological concequences of road traffic accidents in children. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 7, 61-68.
Stores G, Ellis AJ, Wiggs L (1998). Sleep and psychological disturbance in nocturnal asthma. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 78(5), 413-419.

1997

Eiser C, Cool P, Grimer RJ, Carter SR, Cotter IM, Ellis AJ, Kopel S (1997). Quality of life in children following treatment for a malignant primary bone tumour around the knee. Sarcoma, 1(1), 39-45. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Eiser C, Cool P, Grimer R, Carter S, Ellis A, Kopel S, Eiser JR (1997). The role of monitoring in determining quality of life following treatment for a bone tumor. Int J Behav Med, 4(4), 397-414. Abstract.  Author URL.

Invited lectures

Developing methods for the economic evaluation of treatments for people with Multiple Sclerosis. MS Frontiers, Multiple Sclerosis Society conference, London, June 2011

  • Development and delivery of the following workshops for health service researchers and health and social care professionals:
    • ‘Introduction to Economic Evaluation’;
    • ‘Economic evaluation: Introduction to the EQ-5D, SF-6D and SF-12’;
    • ‘Counting the costs. Economic analysis: Introduction to the collection and costing of health care resource use data’.

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