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Dr Linda Long

Dr Linda Long

Research Fellow in HTA

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 +44 (0) 1392 726091

 South Cloisters 309

 

South Cloisters, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

Overview

Linda trained as a research bioscientist, and has laboratory research experience in the fields of atherosclerosis and parasitology, specializing in Leishmaniasis (African Sleeping Sickness) for her doctorate. She is also an exhibited artist and musician, with a strong interest in trans-disciplinary research, particularly with respect to the arts and medicine.

Linda has been working at UEMS  in health service research and health technology assessment (HTA) for the past six years. Previously, in 1999, Linda was appointed Research Fellow in Complementary Medicine at UEMS.

She has experience in digital product development and has worked closely with visual designers, artists, programmers and composers to develop innovative educational digital products, including museum touchscreen exhibits.

In 2001, she was awarded an Invention and Innovation award from Nesta (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) to lead a team creating and developing an innovative genre of music based on protein x-ray crystallography data (“Molecular Music”). Outputs included the radio and TV features, and the installation of a trans-disciplinary interactive educational exhibit (“Listen to Your Body”), which ran successfully for 10 years in Explore, at-bristol’s Science Centre.  More recently, she has worked with artists to install a molecular music soundscape at The Eden Project. 

 

 

Broad research specialisms

  • Systematic review
  • Systematic review for health technology assessment

Qualifications

  • BSc (hons) in Biological and Biochemical Sciences 
  • PhD Medical Research 

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Research

Research interests

Linda's main methodological research expertise are in systematic review, critiquing and synthesising findings from clinical trials, including clinical trials of complex interventions and trials to inform reimbursement and health policy. Expertise include comparative effectiveness and cost effectiveness methods for pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices, the evaluation of cardiovascular rehabilitation interventions, the synthesis of qualitative research to gain deeper understanding of factors affecting behaviour change outcomes and the facilitation of patient and public involvement (PPI) in systematic reviews and HTA reports.

In addition, Dr Long has experience in conducting primary qualitative research (focus groups, workshop facilitation, one-to-one interviews and ethnographic methods). 

Research projects

Recent cardiac rehabilitation projects:

Exercise-based rehabilitation for adults with heart failure.

Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation for adults with stable angina. 

 

Recent HTA projects:

Benralizumab for treating severe asthma.

Low-dose computed tomography for lung cancer screening in high risk populations.

Everolimus, lutetium-177 DOTATATE and sunitinib for advanced, unresectable or metastatic neuroendocrine tumours with disease progression.

The effectiveness and cost effectiveness of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (epoetin and darbepoetin) for treating cancer-treatment induced anaemia.

 

 

Research grants

  • 2018 Cochrane
    Linda Long (Principle Investigator) and Rod Taylor. NIHR Cochrane incentive scheme for Cochrane systematic review entitled “Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation for patients with stable angina”
  • 2017 Danish Heart Foundation
    Funding a report for the Danish Heart Foundation on Rehabilitation and Palliative Care in the Management of Cardiovascular Diseases: The Evidence and the Gaps. ISBN (online): 978-87-93356-27-6
  • 2015 MRC
    HTA training programme for colleagues undertaking HTA in Brazil

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Snowsill TM, Yang H, Griffin E, Long HL, Varley-Campbell J, Coelho H, Robinson S, Hyde C (In Press). Low-dose computed tomography for lung cancer screening in high risk populations: a systematic review and economic evaluation. Health Technology Assessment Full text.
Long L, Anderson L, Dewhirst AM, He J, Bridges C, Gandhi M, Taylor RS (2018). Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation for adults with stable angina. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 2 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Long L, Abraham C, Paquette R, Shahmanesh M, Llewellyn C, Townsend A, Gilson R (2016). Brief interventions to prevent sexually transmitted infections suitable for in-service use: a systematic review. Prev Med, 91, 364-382. Abstract.  Author URL.
Long HL (2014). Routine piloting in systematic reviews--a modified approach?. Syst Rev, 3, 77-77. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Long HL, Briscoe S, Cooper C, Hyde C, Crathrone L (2013). What is the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of conservative interventions for tendinopathy: an overview of systematic reviews of clinical effectiveness and systematic review of economic evaluations.
Long L, Soeken K, Ernst E (2001). Herbal medicines for the treatment of osteoarthritis: a systematic review. Rheumatology (Oxford), 40(7), 779-793. Abstract.  Author URL.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Mujica Mota R, Varley-Campbell J, Tikhonova I, Cooper C, Griffin E, Haasova M, Peters J, Lucherini S, Talens-Bou S, Long L, et al (In Press). Everolimus, lutetium-177 DOTATATE and sunitinib for advanced, unresectable or metastatic neuroendocrine tumours with disease progression: a systematic review and cost-effectiveness analysis. Health Technology Assessment Full text.
Snowsill TM, Yang H, Griffin E, Long HL, Varley-Campbell J, Coelho H, Robinson S, Hyde C (In Press). Low-dose computed tomography for lung cancer screening in high risk populations: a systematic review and economic evaluation. Health Technology Assessment Full text.
Taylor RS, Long L, Mordi IR, Madsen MT, Davies EJ, Dalal H, Rees K, Singh SJ, Gluud C, Zwisler A-D, et al (2019). Exercise-Based Rehabilitation for Heart Failure: Cochrane Systematic Review, Meta-Analysis, and Trial Sequential Analysis. JACC Heart Fail, 7(8), 691-705. Abstract.  Author URL.
Long L, Mordi IR, Bridges C, Sagar VA, Davies EJ, Coats AJ, Dalal H, Rees K, Singh SJ, Taylor RS, et al (2019). Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation for adults with heart failure. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 1 Abstract.  Author URL.
Anayo L, Rogers P, Long L, Dalby M, Taylor R (2019). Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation for patients following open surgical aortic valve replacement and transcatheter aortic valve implant: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Open Heart, 6(1). Abstract.
Long L, Anderson L, He J, Gandhi M, Dewhirst A, Bridges C, Taylor R (2019). Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation for stable angina: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Open Heart, 6(1). Abstract.
Campbell JL, Fletcher E, Abel G, Anderson R, Chilvers R, Dean SG, Richards SH, Sansom A, Terry R, Aylward A, et al (2019). Policies and strategies to retain and support the return of experienced GPs in direct patient care: the ReGROUP mixed-methods study. Health Services and Delivery Research, 7(14), 1-288. Abstract.
Long L, Anderson L, Dewhirst AM, He J, Bridges C, Gandhi M, Taylor RS (2018). Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation for adults with stable angina. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 2 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Sansom A, Terry R, Fletcher E, Salisbury C, Aylward A, Welsman J, Sims L, Campbell J, Dean S (2018). Why do GPs leave direct patient care and what might help to retain them? a qualitative study of GPs in South West England. BMJ Open, 8 Full text.
Long L, Abraham C, Paquette R, Shahmanesh M, Llewellyn C, Townsend A, Gilson R (2017). Erratum to "Brief interventions to prevent sexually transmitted infections suitable for in-service use: a systematic review" [Prev. Med. 91 (2016) 364-382]. Prev Med, 96, 163-164. Author URL.
Anderson L, Dewhirst AM, He J, Gandhi M, Taylor RS, Long L (2017). Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation for patients with stable angina. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2017(9). Abstract.
Long L, Abraham C, Paquette R, Shahmanesh M, Llewellyn C, Townsend A, Gilson R (2016). Brief interventions to prevent sexually transmitted infections suitable for in-service use: a systematic review. Prev Med, 91, 364-382. Abstract.  Author URL.
Long L, Briscoe S, Cooper C, Hyde C, Crathorne L (2015). What is the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of conservative interventions for tendinopathy? an overview of systematic reviews of clinical effectiveness and systematic review of economic evaluations. Health Technology Assessment, 19(8), 5-73. Abstract.
Crathorne L, Huxley N, Haasova M, Snowsill T, Jones-Hughes T, Hoyle M, Briscoe S, Coelho H, Long L, Medina-Lara A, et al (2014). 1498PWHAT IS THE CLINICAL EFFECTIVENESS OF ERYTHROPOIESIS STIMULATING AGENTS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER TREATMENT-INDUCED ANAEMIA?. Ann Oncol, 25(suppl_4), iv523-iv524. Author URL.
Long HL (2014). Routine piloting in systematic reviews--a modified approach?. Syst Rev, 3, 77-77. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Crathorne L, Huxley N, Haasova M, Snowsill T, Jones-Hughes T, Hoyle M, Briscoe S, Coelho H, Long L, Medina-Lara A, et al (2014). The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (epoetin and darbepoetin) for treating cancer-treatment induced anaemia (including review of TA142): a systematic review and economic model.  Author URL.
Long HL, Briscoe S, Cooper C, Hyde C, Crathrone L (2013). What is the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of conservative interventions for tendinopathy: an overview of systematic reviews of clinical effectiveness and systematic review of economic evaluations.
Long L (2001). Complementary therapies for osteoarthritis. FACT, 6(2), 103-107.
Long L, Soeken K, Ernst E (2001). Herbal medicines for the treatment of osteoarthritis: a systematic review. Rheumatology (Oxford), 40(7), 779-793. Abstract.  Author URL.
Long L, Ernst E (2001). Homeopathic remedies for the treatment of osteoarthritis: a systematic review. Br Homeopath J, 90(1), 37-43. Abstract.  Author URL.
Ernst E, White A, Pittler MH, Stevinson C, Huntley AL, Long L (2001). Opinion versus evidence: creative tension or uneasy co-existence?. FACT, 6, 1-1.
Long L (2001). Tuneful proteins. New Scientist, 171(2307).
Long L, Huntley A, Ernst E (2001). Which complementary and alternative therapies benefit which conditions? a survey of the opinions of 223 professional organizations. Complement Ther Med, 9(3), 178-185. Abstract.  Author URL.
Long L (2000). The millennium dome--reflections for mind and body. Complement Ther Med, 8(2), 132-133. Author URL.

Chapters

Long HL (2018). Complementary therapies. In  (Ed) Psychology and Sociology Applied to Medicine an Illustrated Colour Text, Elsevier, 144-146.  Abstract.

Conferences

Long L, Joshi VL, Tang LH, Taylor RS, Zwisler AD (2018). RAPID OVERVIEWS FOR PRAGMATIC TRANSFER OF KNOWLEDGE FROM RESEARCH TO PRACTICE.  Author URL.
Long L, Sansom A, Aylward A, Robinson S, Anderson R, Fletcher E, Welsman J, Dean S, Campbell J (2017). UNDERSTANDING WHY UK GPS ARE LEAVING GENERAL PRACTICE-A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF QUALITATIVE RESEARCH.  Author URL.

Internet publications

Zilberg J, Kitto B, Kostis H, Long L (2012). Can Art Advance Science? a Hypothetical SEAD Experiment. Web link.

Publications by year


In Press

Mujica Mota R, Varley-Campbell J, Tikhonova I, Cooper C, Griffin E, Haasova M, Peters J, Lucherini S, Talens-Bou S, Long L, et al (In Press). Everolimus, lutetium-177 DOTATATE and sunitinib for advanced, unresectable or metastatic neuroendocrine tumours with disease progression: a systematic review and cost-effectiveness analysis. Health Technology Assessment Full text.
Snowsill TM, Yang H, Griffin E, Long HL, Varley-Campbell J, Coelho H, Robinson S, Hyde C (In Press). Low-dose computed tomography for lung cancer screening in high risk populations: a systematic review and economic evaluation. Health Technology Assessment Full text.

2019

Taylor RS, Long L, Mordi IR, Madsen MT, Davies EJ, Dalal H, Rees K, Singh SJ, Gluud C, Zwisler A-D, et al (2019). Exercise-Based Rehabilitation for Heart Failure: Cochrane Systematic Review, Meta-Analysis, and Trial Sequential Analysis. JACC Heart Fail, 7(8), 691-705. Abstract.  Author URL.
Long L, Mordi IR, Bridges C, Sagar VA, Davies EJ, Coats AJ, Dalal H, Rees K, Singh SJ, Taylor RS, et al (2019). Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation for adults with heart failure. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 1 Abstract.  Author URL.
Anayo L, Rogers P, Long L, Dalby M, Taylor R (2019). Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation for patients following open surgical aortic valve replacement and transcatheter aortic valve implant: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Open Heart, 6(1). Abstract.
Long L, Anderson L, He J, Gandhi M, Dewhirst A, Bridges C, Taylor R (2019). Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation for stable angina: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Open Heart, 6(1). Abstract.
Campbell JL, Fletcher E, Abel G, Anderson R, Chilvers R, Dean SG, Richards SH, Sansom A, Terry R, Aylward A, et al (2019). Policies and strategies to retain and support the return of experienced GPs in direct patient care: the ReGROUP mixed-methods study. Health Services and Delivery Research, 7(14), 1-288. Abstract.

2018

Long HL (2018). Complementary therapies. In  (Ed) Psychology and Sociology Applied to Medicine an Illustrated Colour Text, Elsevier, 144-146.  Abstract.
Long L, Anderson L, Dewhirst AM, He J, Bridges C, Gandhi M, Taylor RS (2018). Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation for adults with stable angina. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 2 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Long L, Joshi VL, Tang LH, Taylor RS, Zwisler AD (2018). RAPID OVERVIEWS FOR PRAGMATIC TRANSFER OF KNOWLEDGE FROM RESEARCH TO PRACTICE.  Author URL.
Sansom A, Terry R, Fletcher E, Salisbury C, Aylward A, Welsman J, Sims L, Campbell J, Dean S (2018). Why do GPs leave direct patient care and what might help to retain them? a qualitative study of GPs in South West England. BMJ Open, 8 Full text.

2017

Long L, Abraham C, Paquette R, Shahmanesh M, Llewellyn C, Townsend A, Gilson R (2017). Erratum to "Brief interventions to prevent sexually transmitted infections suitable for in-service use: a systematic review" [Prev. Med. 91 (2016) 364-382]. Prev Med, 96, 163-164. Author URL.
Anderson L, Dewhirst AM, He J, Gandhi M, Taylor RS, Long L (2017). Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation for patients with stable angina. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2017(9). Abstract.
Long L, Sansom A, Aylward A, Robinson S, Anderson R, Fletcher E, Welsman J, Dean S, Campbell J (2017). UNDERSTANDING WHY UK GPS ARE LEAVING GENERAL PRACTICE-A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF QUALITATIVE RESEARCH.  Author URL.

2016

Long L, Abraham C, Paquette R, Shahmanesh M, Llewellyn C, Townsend A, Gilson R (2016). Brief interventions to prevent sexually transmitted infections suitable for in-service use: a systematic review. Prev Med, 91, 364-382. Abstract.  Author URL.

2015

Long L, Briscoe S, Cooper C, Hyde C, Crathorne L (2015). What is the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of conservative interventions for tendinopathy? an overview of systematic reviews of clinical effectiveness and systematic review of economic evaluations. Health Technology Assessment, 19(8), 5-73. Abstract.

2014

Crathorne L, Huxley N, Haasova M, Snowsill T, Jones-Hughes T, Hoyle M, Briscoe S, Coelho H, Long L, Medina-Lara A, et al (2014). 1498PWHAT IS THE CLINICAL EFFECTIVENESS OF ERYTHROPOIESIS STIMULATING AGENTS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER TREATMENT-INDUCED ANAEMIA?. Ann Oncol, 25(suppl_4), iv523-iv524. Author URL.
Long HL (2014). Routine piloting in systematic reviews--a modified approach?. Syst Rev, 3, 77-77. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Crathorne L, Huxley N, Haasova M, Snowsill T, Jones-Hughes T, Hoyle M, Briscoe S, Coelho H, Long L, Medina-Lara A, et al (2014). The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (epoetin and darbepoetin) for treating cancer-treatment induced anaemia (including review of TA142): a systematic review and economic model.  Author URL.

2013

Long HL, Briscoe S, Cooper C, Hyde C, Crathrone L (2013). What is the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of conservative interventions for tendinopathy: an overview of systematic reviews of clinical effectiveness and systematic review of economic evaluations.

2012

Zilberg J, Kitto B, Kostis H, Long L (2012). Can Art Advance Science? a Hypothetical SEAD Experiment. Web link.

2001

Long L (2001). Complementary therapies for osteoarthritis. FACT, 6(2), 103-107.
Long L, Soeken K, Ernst E (2001). Herbal medicines for the treatment of osteoarthritis: a systematic review. Rheumatology (Oxford), 40(7), 779-793. Abstract.  Author URL.
Long L, Ernst E (2001). Homeopathic remedies for the treatment of osteoarthritis: a systematic review. Br Homeopath J, 90(1), 37-43. Abstract.  Author URL.
Ernst E, White A, Pittler MH, Stevinson C, Huntley AL, Long L (2001). Opinion versus evidence: creative tension or uneasy co-existence?. FACT, 6, 1-1.
Long L (2001). Tuneful proteins. New Scientist, 171(2307).
Long L, Huntley A, Ernst E (2001). Which complementary and alternative therapies benefit which conditions? a survey of the opinions of 223 professional organizations. Complement Ther Med, 9(3), 178-185. Abstract.  Author URL.

2000

Long L (2000). The millennium dome--reflections for mind and body. Complement Ther Med, 8(2), 132-133. Author URL.

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External Engagement and Impact

Awards

£50,000 Nesta Invention and Innovation Award (2001)


Editorial responsibilities

Associate editor of FACT (Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies) journal (1999-2001)


Invited lectures

Invited speaker at the Language of Water: an International Science-Art conference and Art Exhibition Conference, Bath Spa, Bath (2001)


Media Coverage

I have given radio interviews for Science in Action and World Update (BBC World Service), You and Yours (BBC radio 4), Music Matters (BBC radio 3), as well as television interviews (The Big Breakfast, Channel 4). I have been interviewed by Clive Cookson (Science Editor of the Financial Times) and given interviews to various national publications including New Scientist.

Teaching

Linda leads and delivers plenaries and workshops on breastfeeding to undergraduate students at the University of Exeter Medical School. She contributes to teaching the systematic reviews module on the  MSc in Applied Health Services Research and to the Clinical Decision Making (Making Sense of Evidence) module.

Linda has successfully supervised graduate and postgraduate research projects at UEMS and has contributed to learning support at UEMS as a Problem Based Learning tutor.

 

Supervision / Group

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