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 Max Barnish

Max Barnish

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Health Technology Assessment

 01392 72 3809

 South Cloisters 3.09

 

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

I currently work in the Peninsula Technology Assessment Group (PenTAG) as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Health Technology Assessment. My primary role is as a systematic reviewer on health technology assessment projects commissioned by NICE. My background is in epidemiology and public health research. I currently serve as the Chair and Welfare Officer for the Early Career Researchers Subcommittee of the Society for Social Medicine.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Health Sciences (University of East Anglia)
  • MSc, Speech and Hearing Sciences (UCL)
  • MA, English (Open) 
  • MA, Linguistics (Cambridge, undergraduate)

Career

2017-present, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Exeter

2014-2017, Research Assistant, University of Aberdeen

Research

Research interests

I have extensive research experience in public health and epidemiology. For my main journal publications, please search Pub Med with (Barnish, Maxwell OR Barnish, Max). For magazine articles written by me or my press coverage, search for me online. I currently focus on health technology assessment in the PenTAG evidence review group at the University of Exeter working for NICE.

Research projects

The commissioned health technology assessment work I have been involved with is:

  • Benralizumab for treating severe asthma: a single technology appraisal (NICE, TA10192)

  • Biomarker tests to help diagnose preterm labour in women with intact membranes (NICE, DG10017)

Research networks

Committee member and Early Career Researchers Chair Elect, Society for Social Medicine

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Barnish J, Atkinson RA, Barran SM, Barnish MS (In Press). Potential Benefit of Singing for People with Parkinson's Disease: a Systematic Review. J Parkinsons Dis, 6(3), 473-484. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Barnish MS, Whibley D, Horton SMC, Butterfint ZR, Deane KHO (In Press). Roles of Cognitive Status and Intelligibility in Everyday Communication in People with Parkinson's Disease: a Systematic Review. J Parkinsons Dis, 6(3), 453-462. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Barnish M, Morgan HM, Barnish J (In Press). The 2016 HIGh Heels: Health effects and psychosexual BenefITS (HIGH HABITS) study: systematic review of reviews and additional primary studies. BMC Public Health, 18(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Barnish M (2018). The inclusion of retracted studies in systematic reviews: a response to Gray et al. (2018). Int J Nurs Stud, 80, 90-91. Author URL.
Barnish MS, Tagiyeva N, Devereux G, Aucott L, Turner S (2017). Changes in the relationship between asthma and associated risk factors over fifty years. Pediatr Allergy Immunol, 28(2), 162-169. Abstract.  Author URL.
Macfarlane GJ, Barnish MS, Pathan E, Martin KR, Haywood KL, Siebert S, Packham J, Atzeni F, Jones GT (2017). Co-Occurrence and Characteristics of Patients with Axial Spondyloarthritis Who Meet Criteria for Fibromyalgia. Arthritis & Rheumatology, 69(11), 2144-2150. Full text.
Macfarlane GJ, Barnish MS, Jones GT (2017). Persons with chronic widespread pain experience excess mortality: longitudinal results from UK Biobank and meta-analysis. Ann Rheum Dis, 76(11), 1815-1822. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Barnish MS, Horton SMC, Butterfint ZR, Clark AB, Atkinson RA, Deane KHO (2017). Speech and communication in Parkinson's disease: a cross-sectional exploratory study in the UK. BMJ Open, 7(5). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Barnish MS, Turner S (2017). The value of pragmatic and observational studies in health care and public health. Pragmat Obs Res, 8, 49-55. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Barnish MS, Barnish J (2016). High-heeled shoes and musculoskeletal injuries: a narrative systematic review. BMJ Open, 6(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Barnish MS, Tagiyeva N, Devereux G, Aucott L, Turner S (2015). Diverging prevalences and different risk factors for childhood asthma and eczema: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 5(6). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Macfarlane GJ, Barnish MS, Jones EA, Kay L, Keat A, Meldrum KT, Pathan E, Sturrock RD, Zabke C, McNamee P, et al (2015). The British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Registers in Ankylosing Spondylitis (BSRBR-AS) study: Protocol for a prospective cohort study of the long-term safety and quality of life outcomes of biologic treatment. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 16 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

Conferences

Barnish MS, Tagiyeva N, Devereux G, Aucott L, Turner S (2017). CHANGES IN THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ASTHMA AND ASSOCIATED RISK FACTORS IN CHILDREN AGED 8-13 OVER FIFTY YEARS: ECOLOGICAL STUDY FROM ABERDEEN, NORTH EAST SCOTLAND.  Author URL.
Barnish MS, Atkinson RA, Barran SM, Barnish J (2017). POTENTIAL BENEFIT OF SINGING FOR PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON'S DISEASE: a SYSTEMATIC REVIEW UPDATED TO 2017.  Author URL.
Zhao S, Jones GT, Barnish MS, Dean LE, Macfarlane GJ, Sengupta R, Goodson NJ (2017). SMOKING EXPOSURE IS ASSOCIATED WITH INCREASED DISEASE SEVERITY IN AXIAL SPONDYLOARTHRITIS: RESULTS FROM THE BRITISH SOCIETY FOR RHEUMATOLOGY BIOLOGICS REGISTER FOR ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS.  Author URL.
Barnish MS, Morgan HM, Barnish J (2017). SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF REVIEWS ON THE NEGATIVE HEALTH EFFECTS AND PSYCHOSEXUAL BENEFITS OF HIGH-HEELED SHOES.  Author URL.
Macfarlane GJ, Barnish MS, Jones GT (2017). THE CO-OCCURRENCE OF AXIAL SPONDYLOARTHRITIS AND FIBROMYALGIA: RESULTS FROM a NATIONAL REGISTER.  Author URL.
Barnish MS, Dean LE, Jones GT, Pathan E, Macfarlane GJ (2016). COMPARISON OF CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS BETWEEN SMOKING AND NON-SMOKING PATIENTS WITH AXIAL SPONDYLOARTHROPATHY: a META-ANALYSIS.  Author URL.
Zhao S, Jones GT, Barnish MS, Dean LE, Macfarlane GJ, Sengupta R, Goodson N (2016). INCREASED SMOKING EXPOSURE IS ASSOCIATED WITH INCREASED DISEASE SEVERITY IN AXIAL SPONDYLOARTHRITIS: RESULTS FROM THE BRITISH SOCIETY FOR RHEUMATOLOGY BIOLOGICS REGISTER FOR ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS (BSRBR-AS).  Author URL.
Macfarlane GJ, Barnish MS, Jones GT (2016). The Co-Occurrence of Axial Spondyloarthritis and Fibromyalgia: a National Register-Based Study.  Author URL.
Jones GT, Barnish MS, Dean LE, Keat A, Pathan E, Macfarlane GJ (2016). WHO ARE WE TREATING WITH TNF INHIBITION? RESULTS FROM THE BRITISH SOCIETY FOR RHEUMATOLOGY BIOLOGICS REGISTER IN ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS (BSRBR-AS).  Author URL.
Barnish MS, Horton SMC, Butterfint ZR, Deane KHO (2013). Relationships between cognitive status and speech, language and communication impairments in Parkinson's disease: a systematic review.  Author URL.
Barnish MS, Horton SMC, Butterfint ZR, Deane KHO (2013). Relationships between cognitive status, speech characteristics and communicative participation in Parkinson's disease.  Author URL.

Publications by year


In Press

Barnish J, Atkinson RA, Barran SM, Barnish MS (In Press). Potential Benefit of Singing for People with Parkinson's Disease: a Systematic Review. J Parkinsons Dis, 6(3), 473-484. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Barnish MS, Whibley D, Horton SMC, Butterfint ZR, Deane KHO (In Press). Roles of Cognitive Status and Intelligibility in Everyday Communication in People with Parkinson's Disease: a Systematic Review. J Parkinsons Dis, 6(3), 453-462. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Barnish M, Morgan HM, Barnish J (In Press). The 2016 HIGh Heels: Health effects and psychosexual BenefITS (HIGH HABITS) study: systematic review of reviews and additional primary studies. BMC Public Health, 18(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2018

Barnish M (2018). The inclusion of retracted studies in systematic reviews: a response to Gray et al. (2018). Int J Nurs Stud, 80, 90-91. Author URL.

2017

Barnish MS, Tagiyeva N, Devereux G, Aucott L, Turner S (2017). CHANGES IN THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ASTHMA AND ASSOCIATED RISK FACTORS IN CHILDREN AGED 8-13 OVER FIFTY YEARS: ECOLOGICAL STUDY FROM ABERDEEN, NORTH EAST SCOTLAND.  Author URL.
Barnish MS, Tagiyeva N, Devereux G, Aucott L, Turner S (2017). Changes in the relationship between asthma and associated risk factors over fifty years. Pediatr Allergy Immunol, 28(2), 162-169. Abstract.  Author URL.
Macfarlane GJ, Barnish MS, Pathan E, Martin KR, Haywood KL, Siebert S, Packham J, Atzeni F, Jones GT (2017). Co-Occurrence and Characteristics of Patients with Axial Spondyloarthritis Who Meet Criteria for Fibromyalgia. Arthritis & Rheumatology, 69(11), 2144-2150. Full text.
Barnish MS, Atkinson RA, Barran SM, Barnish J (2017). POTENTIAL BENEFIT OF SINGING FOR PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON'S DISEASE: a SYSTEMATIC REVIEW UPDATED TO 2017.  Author URL.
Macfarlane GJ, Barnish MS, Jones GT (2017). Persons with chronic widespread pain experience excess mortality: longitudinal results from UK Biobank and meta-analysis. Ann Rheum Dis, 76(11), 1815-1822. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Zhao S, Jones GT, Barnish MS, Dean LE, Macfarlane GJ, Sengupta R, Goodson NJ (2017). SMOKING EXPOSURE IS ASSOCIATED WITH INCREASED DISEASE SEVERITY IN AXIAL SPONDYLOARTHRITIS: RESULTS FROM THE BRITISH SOCIETY FOR RHEUMATOLOGY BIOLOGICS REGISTER FOR ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS.  Author URL.
Barnish MS, Morgan HM, Barnish J (2017). SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF REVIEWS ON THE NEGATIVE HEALTH EFFECTS AND PSYCHOSEXUAL BENEFITS OF HIGH-HEELED SHOES.  Author URL.
Barnish MS, Horton SMC, Butterfint ZR, Clark AB, Atkinson RA, Deane KHO (2017). Speech and communication in Parkinson's disease: a cross-sectional exploratory study in the UK. BMJ Open, 7(5). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Macfarlane GJ, Barnish MS, Jones GT (2017). THE CO-OCCURRENCE OF AXIAL SPONDYLOARTHRITIS AND FIBROMYALGIA: RESULTS FROM a NATIONAL REGISTER.  Author URL.
Barnish MS, Turner S (2017). The value of pragmatic and observational studies in health care and public health. Pragmat Obs Res, 8, 49-55. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2016

Barnish MS, Dean LE, Jones GT, Pathan E, Macfarlane GJ (2016). COMPARISON OF CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS BETWEEN SMOKING AND NON-SMOKING PATIENTS WITH AXIAL SPONDYLOARTHROPATHY: a META-ANALYSIS.  Author URL.
Barnish MS, Barnish J (2016). High-heeled shoes and musculoskeletal injuries: a narrative systematic review. BMJ Open, 6(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Zhao S, Jones GT, Barnish MS, Dean LE, Macfarlane GJ, Sengupta R, Goodson N (2016). INCREASED SMOKING EXPOSURE IS ASSOCIATED WITH INCREASED DISEASE SEVERITY IN AXIAL SPONDYLOARTHRITIS: RESULTS FROM THE BRITISH SOCIETY FOR RHEUMATOLOGY BIOLOGICS REGISTER FOR ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS (BSRBR-AS).  Author URL.
Macfarlane GJ, Barnish MS, Jones GT (2016). The Co-Occurrence of Axial Spondyloarthritis and Fibromyalgia: a National Register-Based Study.  Author URL.
Jones GT, Barnish MS, Dean LE, Keat A, Pathan E, Macfarlane GJ (2016). WHO ARE WE TREATING WITH TNF INHIBITION? RESULTS FROM THE BRITISH SOCIETY FOR RHEUMATOLOGY BIOLOGICS REGISTER IN ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS (BSRBR-AS).  Author URL.

2015

Barnish MS, Tagiyeva N, Devereux G, Aucott L, Turner S (2015). Diverging prevalences and different risk factors for childhood asthma and eczema: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 5(6). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Macfarlane GJ, Barnish MS, Jones EA, Kay L, Keat A, Meldrum KT, Pathan E, Sturrock RD, Zabke C, McNamee P, et al (2015). The British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Registers in Ankylosing Spondylitis (BSRBR-AS) study: Protocol for a prospective cohort study of the long-term safety and quality of life outcomes of biologic treatment. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 16 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2013

Barnish MS, Horton SMC, Butterfint ZR, Deane KHO (2013). Relationships between cognitive status and speech, language and communication impairments in Parkinson's disease: a systematic review.  Author URL.
Barnish MS, Horton SMC, Butterfint ZR, Deane KHO (2013). Relationships between cognitive status, speech characteristics and communicative participation in Parkinson's disease.  Author URL.

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Committee/panel activities

  • Chair Elect, Early Career Researchers Subcommittee, Society for Social Medicine
  • Committee Member, Main Committee, Society for Social Medicine

Invited lectures

  • Health policy and the politics of being an Early Career Researcher, Early Career Researchers Workshop, Society for Social Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Manchester (UK), September 2017

Media Coverage

  • My work has featured widely in popular and health-related media and contributed to increased public awareness and social policy developments
  • I have also published clinical feature articles in the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists Bulletin on my work about functional communication in Parkinson’s disease

Significant Impact

I work on a health technology assessment stream commissioned by NICE, which directly informs NICE appraisals and clinical guidelines for England and Wales

Systematic review; meta-analysis; analysis; health policy

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