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Dr Helen Coelho

Research Fellow

6091

South Cloisters 

Helen has worked for the University of Exeter Medical School as a systematic reviewer since 2005, joining PenTAG in 2010. Her current role in PenTAG is to evaluate health technologies, including medicines and diagnostic tools.

She has a background in Psychology and Health Services Research (primary and secondary research), and she has a particular interest in evaluating health technologies for depression and anxiety.

Helen has also worked for the University of Exeter Medical School as a Problem Based Learning tutor and on developing the Human Sciences component of the BMBS curriculum.

Qualifications

  • 2005, PhD (Reading) Intergenerational transmission of anxiety
  • 2000, BA Psychology (Reading)

Career

  • 2010 Research Fellow in HTA, PenTAG, University of Exeter Medical School
  • 2008 - 2010 Acting Senior Research Fellow, Complementary Medicine, University of Exeter Medical School
  • 2008 - 2009 Research Fellow in Human Science, University of Exeter Medical School
  • 2005 - 2008 Research Fellow, Complementary Medicine, University of Exeter Medical School
  • 2004 - 2005 Research Fellow, Royal Free & UCL Medical School
  • 2004 - 2004 Research Officer, School of Psychology, University of Reading
  • 2002 - 2004 Assistant Psychologist, South London and Maudsely NHS Foundation Trust (Honorary Research Worker, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London)
  • 2000 - 2002 Research Assistant, School of Psychology, University of Reading

Research

Research interests

Helen’s research interests are in evaluating health technologies, particularly in the area of mental health, and more specifically familial and maternal mental health. As a Systematic Reviewer in Health Technology Assessment, her current role involves evaluating a broad range of technologies for a wide variety of medical conditions.

Research projects

Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (epoetin alfa, beta, theta and zeta; and, darbepoetin alfa) for treating cancer-treatment induced anaemia (including review of TA142)

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Snowsill T, Huxley N, Hoyle M, Jones-Hughes T, Coelho H, Cooper C, Frayling I, Hyde C (2015). A model-based assessment of the cost-utility of strategies to identify Lynch syndrome in early-onset colorectal cancer patients. BMC Cancer, 15 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Huxley N, Jones-Hughes T, Coelho H, Snowsill T, Cooper C, Meng Y, Hyde C, Mújica-Mota R (2015). A systematic review and economic evaluation of intraoperative tests [RD-100i one-step nucleic acid amplification (OSNA) system and Metasin test] for detecting sentinel lymph node metastases in breast cancer. Health Technol Assess, 19(2), v-215. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Zhelev Z, Hyde C, Youngman E, Rogers M, Fleming S, Slade T, Coelho H, Jones-Hughes T, Nikolaou V (2015). Diagnostic accuracy of single baseline measurement of Elecsys Troponin T high-sensitive assay for diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction in emergency department: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ, 350 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Snowsill T, Huxley N, Hoyle M, Jones-Hughes T, Coelho H, Cooper C, Frayling I, Hyde C (2014). A systematic review and economic evaluation of diagnostic strategies for Lynch syndrome. Health Technology Assessment, 18(58). Author URL.  Full text.
Coelho HF, Murray L, Royal-Lawson M, Cooper PJ (2011). Antenatal anxiety disorder as a predictor of postnatal depression: a longitudinal study. J Affect Disord, 129(1-3), 348-353. Abstract.  Author URL.
Hunt KJ, Coelho HF, Wider B, Perry R, Hung SK, Terry R, Ernst E (2010). Complementary and alternative medicine use in England: results from a national survey. Int J Clin Pract, 64(11), 1496-1502. Abstract.  Author URL.
Gooding SMD, Canter PH, Coelho HF, Boddy K, Ernst E (2010). Systematic review of topical capsaicin in the treatment of pruritus. Int J Dermatol, 49(8), 858-865. Abstract.  Author URL.
Coelho HF, Boddy K, Ernst E (2008). A systematic review of classical European massage for alleviating perinatal depression and anxiety. Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, 13(3), 150-156.
Coelho HF, Boddy K, Ernst E (2008). Massage therapy for the treatment of depression: a systematic review. Int J Clin Pract, 62(2), 325-333. Abstract.  Author URL.
King M, Jones L, Richardson A, Murad S, Irving A, Aslett H, Ramsay A, Coelho H, Andreou P, Tookman A, et al (2008). The relationship between patients' experiences of continuity of cancer care and health outcomes: a mixed methods study. Br J Cancer, 98(3), 529-536. Abstract.  Author URL.
Coelho HF, Cooper PJ, Murray L (2007). A family study of co-morbidity between generalized social phobia and generalized anxiety disorder in a non-clinic sample. J Affect Disord, 100(1-3), 103-113. Abstract.  Author URL.
Coelho HF, Canter PH, Ernst E (2007). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy: evaluating current evidence and informing future research. J Consult Clin Psychol, 75(6), 1000-1005. Abstract.  Author URL.
Coelho HF, Canter PH, Ernst E (2007). The effectiveness of hypnosis for the treatment of anxiety: a systematic review. PRIMARY CARE & COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRY, 12(2), 49-63. Author URL.
Coelho HF (2007). The efficacy and safety of 'energy psychology' approaches. Primary Care and Community Psychiatry, 12(3-4), 128-130. Abstract.
Coelho HF, Cooper PJ, Murray L (2006). Impact of psychiatric disturbance on identifying psychiatric disorder in relatives: study of mothers and daughters. Br J Psychiatry, 188, 288-289. Abstract.  Author URL.

Reports

Haasova M, snowsill T, jones-hughes T, crathorne L, cooper C, varley-campbell J, mujica mota R, coelho H, huxley N, lowe J, et al (In Press). Immunosuppressive therapy for kidney transplantation in children and adolescents (review of technology appraisal 99); a systematic review and economic evaluation. , NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme. Abstract.
Jones-Hughes T, Snowsill T, Haasova M, Coelho H, Crathorne L, Cooper C, Mujica-Mota R, Peters J, Varley-Campbell J, Huxley N, et al (2015). Immunosuppressive therapy for kidney transplantation in adults (review of technology appraisal guidance 85). MTA for NICE. Author URL.
Crathorne L, Cooper C, Coelho H, Haasova M, Milner Q, Shawyer V, Hyde C, Bond M (2013). Pain relief for peripheral venous cannulation of adults in routine treatment settings: a systematic review. Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust Hospital,  Exeter, University of Exeter.
Hunt HA, Anderson R, Coelho HF, Garside R, Bayliss S, Fry-Smith A (2012). Preventing obesity: the effectiveness of whole system approaches. NICE Programme Development Group, NICE. Author URL.

Publications by year


In Press

Haasova M, snowsill T, jones-hughes T, crathorne L, cooper C, varley-campbell J, mujica mota R, coelho H, huxley N, lowe J, et al (In Press). Immunosuppressive therapy for kidney transplantation in children and adolescents (review of technology appraisal 99); a systematic review and economic evaluation. , NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme. Abstract.

2015

Snowsill T, Huxley N, Hoyle M, Jones-Hughes T, Coelho H, Cooper C, Frayling I, Hyde C (2015). A model-based assessment of the cost-utility of strategies to identify Lynch syndrome in early-onset colorectal cancer patients. BMC Cancer, 15 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Huxley N, Jones-Hughes T, Coelho H, Snowsill T, Cooper C, Meng Y, Hyde C, Mújica-Mota R (2015). A systematic review and economic evaluation of intraoperative tests [RD-100i one-step nucleic acid amplification (OSNA) system and Metasin test] for detecting sentinel lymph node metastases in breast cancer. Health Technol Assess, 19(2), v-215. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Zhelev Z, Hyde C, Youngman E, Rogers M, Fleming S, Slade T, Coelho H, Jones-Hughes T, Nikolaou V (2015). Diagnostic accuracy of single baseline measurement of Elecsys Troponin T high-sensitive assay for diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction in emergency department: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ, 350 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Jones-Hughes T, Snowsill T, Haasova M, Coelho H, Crathorne L, Cooper C, Mujica-Mota R, Peters J, Varley-Campbell J, Huxley N, et al (2015). Immunosuppressive therapy for kidney transplantation in adults (review of technology appraisal guidance 85). MTA for NICE. Author URL.

2014

Snowsill T, Huxley N, Hoyle M, Jones-Hughes T, Coelho H, Cooper C, Frayling I, Hyde C (2014). A systematic review and economic evaluation of diagnostic strategies for Lynch syndrome. Health Technology Assessment, 18(58). Author URL.  Full text.

2013

Crathorne L, Cooper C, Coelho H, Haasova M, Milner Q, Shawyer V, Hyde C, Bond M (2013). Pain relief for peripheral venous cannulation of adults in routine treatment settings: a systematic review. Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust Hospital,  Exeter, University of Exeter.

2012

Hunt HA, Anderson R, Coelho HF, Garside R, Bayliss S, Fry-Smith A (2012). Preventing obesity: the effectiveness of whole system approaches. NICE Programme Development Group, NICE. Author URL.

2011

Coelho HF, Murray L, Royal-Lawson M, Cooper PJ (2011). Antenatal anxiety disorder as a predictor of postnatal depression: a longitudinal study. J Affect Disord, 129(1-3), 348-353. Abstract.  Author URL.

2010

Hunt KJ, Coelho HF, Wider B, Perry R, Hung SK, Terry R, Ernst E (2010). Complementary and alternative medicine use in England: results from a national survey. Int J Clin Pract, 64(11), 1496-1502. Abstract.  Author URL.
Gooding SMD, Canter PH, Coelho HF, Boddy K, Ernst E (2010). Systematic review of topical capsaicin in the treatment of pruritus. Int J Dermatol, 49(8), 858-865. Abstract.  Author URL.

2008

Coelho HF, Boddy K, Ernst E (2008). A systematic review of classical European massage for alleviating perinatal depression and anxiety. Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, 13(3), 150-156.
Coelho HF, Boddy K, Ernst E (2008). Massage therapy for the treatment of depression: a systematic review. Int J Clin Pract, 62(2), 325-333. Abstract.  Author URL.
King M, Jones L, Richardson A, Murad S, Irving A, Aslett H, Ramsay A, Coelho H, Andreou P, Tookman A, et al (2008). The relationship between patients' experiences of continuity of cancer care and health outcomes: a mixed methods study. Br J Cancer, 98(3), 529-536. Abstract.  Author URL.

2007

Coelho HF, Cooper PJ, Murray L (2007). A family study of co-morbidity between generalized social phobia and generalized anxiety disorder in a non-clinic sample. J Affect Disord, 100(1-3), 103-113. Abstract.  Author URL.
Coelho HF, Canter PH, Ernst E (2007). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy: evaluating current evidence and informing future research. J Consult Clin Psychol, 75(6), 1000-1005. Abstract.  Author URL.
Coelho HF, Canter PH, Ernst E (2007). The effectiveness of hypnosis for the treatment of anxiety: a systematic review. PRIMARY CARE & COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRY, 12(2), 49-63. Author URL.
Coelho HF (2007). The efficacy and safety of 'energy psychology' approaches. Primary Care and Community Psychiatry, 12(3-4), 128-130. Abstract.

2006

Coelho HF, Cooper PJ, Murray L (2006). Impact of psychiatric disturbance on identifying psychiatric disorder in relatives: study of mothers and daughters. Br J Psychiatry, 188, 288-289. Abstract.  Author URL.

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