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Dr Max Barnish

Dr Max Barnish

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Health Technology Assessment

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 01392 723809

 South Cloisters 3.09f

 

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

 Office hours:

I work full time and am usually in the office during normal working hours

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 & Population Health.

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. I have researched topics including gender and health, the positive and negative role of social norms and values in shaping public health, political influences on public health, asthma epidemiology, communication disorders in Parkinson's disease and musculoskeletal health including fibromyalgia and axial spondyloarthritis. My current research is focused on taxpayer value for money in the context of medicines and drug approvals for the NHS, and takes the form of commissioned health technology assessment projects on behalf of NICE

Research projects

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

  • Pembrolizumab with pemetrexed and platinum chemotherapy for untreated metastatic non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer [NICE, TA1173]
  • Brigatinib for treating ALK-positive non-small-cell lung cancer after crizotinib [NICE, TA1328] -  as clinical effectiveness team lead
  • 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

  • Member of IHR Early Career Research Network
  • Member of Society for Social Medicine & Population Health
  • Member of Society for Research into Higher Education
  • Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society
  • Early Career Researchers Section Chair, Society for Social Medicine & Population Health

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Barnish MS, Tagiyeva N, Devereux G, Aucott L, Turner S (In Press). Changes in the relationship between asthma and associated risk factors over fifty years. Pediatr Allergy Immunol, 28(2), 162-169. Abstract.  Author URL.
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.
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 M, Morgan HM, Barnish J (2017). 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). Full text.
Reynolds SE, Richardson SV, Barnish M, Reid I, Ross R, Campbell R, Horne B (2017). The Politics of Women’s Fashion in the Cultural West: a Perspective. Art and Design Review, 5, 252-257. 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 J, Atkinson RA, Barran SM, Barnish MS (2016). Potential Benefit of Singing for People with Parkinson's Disease: a Systematic Review. JOURNAL OF PARKINSONS DISEASE, 6(3), 473-484. Author URL.  Full text.
Barnish MS, Whibley D, Horton SMC, Butterfint ZR, Deane KHO (2016). Roles of Cognitive Status and Intelligibility in Everyday Communication in People with Parkinson's Disease: a Systematic Review. JOURNAL OF PARKINSONS DISEASE, 6(3), 453-462. 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.
Barnish M (2014). A quantitative content analysis of person-first language use in healthcare research, healthcare practice, and by support groups for people with disabilities. Open Journal of Modern Linguistics, 4, 505-511. Full text.

Conferences

Barnish M, Tørnes M, Horne B (2018). Are political features associated with population health outcomes? a systematic review of internationally comparative studies. Society for Social Medicine & Population Health ASM 2018.
Barnish M, Varley-Campbell J, Coelho H, Dodman S, Snowsill T, Mujica-Mota R, Packman D, Ocean N, Kay T, Liversedge N, et al (2018). Biomarker tests to help diagnose preterm labour in symptomatic women with intact membranes: a systematic review. Society for Social Medicine & Population Health ASM 2018.
Varley-Campbell J, Dodman S, Coelho H, Cooper C, Barnish M, Mujica-Mota R, Hyde C, Hoyle M (2018). Full texts vs. conference abstract data, how does the message change?. HTAi 2018.
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. Society for Social Medicine ASM 2017.  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. Society for Social Medicine ASM 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. Rheumatology 2017.  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. Society for Social Medicine ASM 2017.  Author URL.
Macfarlane GJ, Barnish MS, Jones GT (2017). THE CO-OCCURRENCE OF AXIAL SPONDYLOARTHRITIS AND FIBROMYALGIA: RESULTS FROM a NATIONAL REGISTER. Rheumatology 2017.  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. International Congress on Spondyloarthropathies.  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). International Congress on Spondyloarthropathies.  Author URL.
Macfarlane GJ, Barnish MS, Jones GT (2016). The Co-Occurrence of Axial Spondyloarthritis and Fibromyalgia: a National Register-Based Study. American College of Rheumatology 2016.  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). Rheumatology 2016.  Author URL.
Barnish M, Jones GT, Dean LE, Keat A, Pathan E, Macfarlane GJ (2015). WHO ARE WE TREATING WITH TNF INHIBITION? RESULTS FROM THE BRITISH SOCIETY FOR RHEUMATOLOGY BIOLOGICS REGISTER IN ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS (BSRBR-AS). Scottish Society for Rheumatology Winter Meeting.
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. International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders.  Author URL.
Barnish MS, Horton SMC, Butterfint ZR, Deane KHO (2013). Relationships between cognitive status, speech characteristics and communicative participation in Parkinson's disease. International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders.  Author URL.
Barnish M (2012). Acoustic speech characteristics of British people with Parkinson's disease: preliminary results. Parkinson's UK Research Conference 2012.
Barnish M, Horton S, Butterfint Z, Deane KHO (2012). Relationships between cognitive status and communicative participation in Parkinson's disease: preliminary results. Parkinson's UK Research Conference 2012.
Barnish M, Horton S, Butterfint Z, Deane KHO (2012). Relationships between cognitive status and impairments of spoken communication in Parkinson's disease: a systematic review. Parkinson's UK Research Conference 2012.
Barnish M, Horton S, Butterfint Z, Deane KHO (2012). Relationships between cognitive status and language impairments in Parkinson's disease: a systematic review. Parkinson's UK Research Conference 2012.
Barnish M, Butterfint Z, Horton S, Deane KHO (2012). Relationships between cognitive status and speech characteristics in Parkinson's disease: a systematic review. Parkinson's UK Research Conference 2012.

Reports

Tikhonova I, Long L, Ocean N, Barnish M, Robinson S, Nikram E, Bello S, Dodman S, Halpin D, Hoyle M, et al (2018). Benralizumab for treating severe asthma: a Single Technology Appraisal.
Varley-Campbell J, Mujica-Mota R, Coelho H, Ocean N, Barnish M, Packman D, Dodman S, Cooper C, Snowsill T, Kay T, et al (2018). Biomarker tests to help diagnose preterm labour in women with intact membranes. NICE.
Griffin E, Barnish M, Packman D, Coelho H, Matthews J, Dodman S, Robinson S, Dangoor A, Dorey N, Hoyle M, et al (2018). Brigatinib for treating ALK-positive non-small-cell lung cancer after crizotinib: a Single Technology Appraisal. NICE.
Barnish M, Morgan HM (2017). Apakah hak tinggi buruk bagi kesehatan? Dua ahli menelaah buktinya. The Conversation Indonesia.
Barnish M, Morgan HM (2017). Are high heels bad for your health? Two experts review the evidence. The Conversation.
Morgan HM, Barnish M (2017). High heels at work: does the law need reformed?. University of Aberdeen School of Law.
Barnish M (2013). Relationships between cognitive status, speech impairment and communicative participation in Parkinson’s disease. University of East Anglia.

Publications by year


In Press

Barnish MS, Tagiyeva N, Devereux G, Aucott L, Turner S (In Press). Changes in the relationship between asthma and associated risk factors over fifty years. Pediatr Allergy Immunol, 28(2), 162-169. Abstract.  Author URL.

2018

Barnish M, Tørnes M, Horne B (2018). Are political features associated with population health outcomes? a systematic review of internationally comparative studies. Society for Social Medicine & Population Health ASM 2018.
Tikhonova I, Long L, Ocean N, Barnish M, Robinson S, Nikram E, Bello S, Dodman S, Halpin D, Hoyle M, et al (2018). Benralizumab for treating severe asthma: a Single Technology Appraisal.
Barnish M, Varley-Campbell J, Coelho H, Dodman S, Snowsill T, Mujica-Mota R, Packman D, Ocean N, Kay T, Liversedge N, et al (2018). Biomarker tests to help diagnose preterm labour in symptomatic women with intact membranes: a systematic review. Society for Social Medicine & Population Health ASM 2018.
Varley-Campbell J, Mujica-Mota R, Coelho H, Ocean N, Barnish M, Packman D, Dodman S, Cooper C, Snowsill T, Kay T, et al (2018). Biomarker tests to help diagnose preterm labour in women with intact membranes. NICE.
Griffin E, Barnish M, Packman D, Coelho H, Matthews J, Dodman S, Robinson S, Dangoor A, Dorey N, Hoyle M, et al (2018). Brigatinib for treating ALK-positive non-small-cell lung cancer after crizotinib: a Single Technology Appraisal. NICE.
Varley-Campbell J, Dodman S, Coelho H, Cooper C, Barnish M, Mujica-Mota R, Hyde C, Hoyle M (2018). Full texts vs. conference abstract data, how does the message change?. HTAi 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 M, Morgan HM (2017). Apakah hak tinggi buruk bagi kesehatan? Dua ahli menelaah buktinya. The Conversation Indonesia.
Barnish M, Morgan HM (2017). Are high heels bad for your health? Two experts review the evidence. The Conversation.
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. Society for Social Medicine ASM 2017.  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.
Morgan HM, Barnish M (2017). High heels at work: does the law need reformed?. University of Aberdeen School of Law.
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. Society for Social Medicine ASM 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. Rheumatology 2017.  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. Society for Social Medicine ASM 2017.  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. Rheumatology 2017.  Author URL.
Barnish M, Morgan HM, Barnish J (2017). 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). Full text.
Reynolds SE, Richardson SV, Barnish M, Reid I, Ross R, Campbell R, Horne B (2017). The Politics of Women’s Fashion in the Cultural West: a Perspective. Art and Design Review, 5, 252-257. 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.

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. International Congress on Spondyloarthropathies.  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). International Congress on Spondyloarthropathies.  Author URL.
Barnish J, Atkinson RA, Barran SM, Barnish MS (2016). Potential Benefit of Singing for People with Parkinson's Disease: a Systematic Review. JOURNAL OF PARKINSONS DISEASE, 6(3), 473-484. Author URL.  Full text.
Barnish MS, Whibley D, Horton SMC, Butterfint ZR, Deane KHO (2016). Roles of Cognitive Status and Intelligibility in Everyday Communication in People with Parkinson's Disease: a Systematic Review. JOURNAL OF PARKINSONS DISEASE, 6(3), 453-462. Author URL.  Full text.
Macfarlane GJ, Barnish MS, Jones GT (2016). The Co-Occurrence of Axial Spondyloarthritis and Fibromyalgia: a National Register-Based Study. American College of Rheumatology 2016.  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). Rheumatology 2016.  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.
Barnish M, Jones GT, Dean LE, Keat A, Pathan E, Macfarlane GJ (2015). WHO ARE WE TREATING WITH TNF INHIBITION? RESULTS FROM THE BRITISH SOCIETY FOR RHEUMATOLOGY BIOLOGICS REGISTER IN ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS (BSRBR-AS). Scottish Society for Rheumatology Winter Meeting.

2014

Barnish M (2014). A quantitative content analysis of person-first language use in healthcare research, healthcare practice, and by support groups for people with disabilities. Open Journal of Modern Linguistics, 4, 505-511. 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. International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders.  Author URL.
Barnish MS, Horton SMC, Butterfint ZR, Deane KHO (2013). Relationships between cognitive status, speech characteristics and communicative participation in Parkinson's disease. International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders.  Author URL.
Barnish M (2013). Relationships between cognitive status, speech impairment and communicative participation in Parkinson’s disease. University of East Anglia.

2012

Barnish M (2012). Acoustic speech characteristics of British people with Parkinson's disease: preliminary results. Parkinson's UK Research Conference 2012.
Barnish M, Horton S, Butterfint Z, Deane KHO (2012). Relationships between cognitive status and communicative participation in Parkinson's disease: preliminary results. Parkinson's UK Research Conference 2012.
Barnish M, Horton S, Butterfint Z, Deane KHO (2012). Relationships between cognitive status and impairments of spoken communication in Parkinson's disease: a systematic review. Parkinson's UK Research Conference 2012.
Barnish M, Horton S, Butterfint Z, Deane KHO (2012). Relationships between cognitive status and language impairments in Parkinson's disease: a systematic review. Parkinson's UK Research Conference 2012.
Barnish M, Butterfint Z, Horton S, Deane KHO (2012). Relationships between cognitive status and speech characteristics in Parkinson's disease: a systematic review. Parkinson's UK Research Conference 2012.

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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 guidance for medicine and diagnostics reimbursement in England and Wales

Systematic review; health policy; statistical analysis

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