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 Max Barnish

Max Barnish

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Health Technology Assessment

01392 72 3809

South Cloisters 3.09

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 Elect 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:

  • 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 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: Results from a UK National Register. Arthritis Rheumatol, 69(11), 2144-2150. Abstract.  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.
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.
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).
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, 37-37.
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.
Barnish MS, Barnish J (2016). High-heeled shoes and musculoskeletal injuries: a narrative systematic review. BMJ Open, 6(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Barnish J, Atkinson RA, Barran SM, Barnish MS (2016). Potential Benefit of Singing for People with Parkinson's Disease: a Systematic Review. J Parkinsons Dis, 6(3), 473-484. Abstract.  Author URL.
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. J Parkinsons Dis, 6(3), 453-462. Abstract.  Author URL.
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.
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.

Publications by year


2017

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: Results from a UK National Register. Arthritis Rheumatol, 69(11), 2144-2150. Abstract.  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.
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.
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).
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, 37-37.
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.

2016

Barnish MS, Barnish J (2016). High-heeled shoes and musculoskeletal injuries: a narrative systematic review. BMJ Open, 6(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Barnish J, Atkinson RA, Barran SM, Barnish MS (2016). Potential Benefit of Singing for People with Parkinson's Disease: a Systematic Review. J Parkinsons Dis, 6(3), 473-484. Abstract.  Author URL.
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. J Parkinsons Dis, 6(3), 453-462. Abstract.  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.
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.

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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