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Professor Sasha Shepperd

Professor Sasha Shepperd

Sasha Shepperd

BA, MSc, DPhil

Professor of Health Services Research

  • Applied Health Research Unit co-lead
  • Coordinating Editor, Cochrane Review Group

Sasha is Professor of Health Services Research and co-leads the Applied Health Research Unit. After an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Vermont she completed a MS at the Harvard School of Public Health and a DPhil at the University of Oxford.

Her research investigates how to improve the effectiveness of health systems, with a focus on population ageing. Research methods include randomised trials, evidence synthesis and qualitative methods. She is a founding member of the Cochrane Person Centred Care, Health Systems and Public Health Thematic Group  that brings together three Cochrane groups: Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC), Consumers and Communication and Public Health. She was the chief investigator for a multi-site randomised trial of hospital at home.

Through her work in health systems research she has developed an interest in streamlining randomised trials of complex interventions, related methodological research and led the development of DISCERN (a guide for users to assess the quality of health information). She has worked for a number of years on strengthening graduate education in population health, and is the Chair of the departmental Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.