Professor Sasha Shepperd
BA, MSc, DPhil
Professor of Health Services Research
- Health Services Research Unit lead
- Co-ordinating Editor, Cochrane Review Group
Sasha is Professor of Health Services Research and leads the Health Services 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 CI 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.
Global evidence of gender equity in academic health research: a scoping review.
Tricco AC. et al, (2023), BMJ Open, 13
The burden of risk factors for non-communicable disease in rural Bihar, India: a comparative study with national health surveys.
Ross S. et al, (2022), BMC Public Health, 22
A community developed conceptual model for reducing long-term health problems in children with intellectual disability in India
Nair M. et al, (2022)
Adults' views and experiences of vaccines developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: a qualitative evidence synthesis [Protocol]
Maria AR. et al, (2022), Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Discharge planning from hospital.
Gonçalves-Bradley DC. et al, (2022), Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 2
Factors that impact on recruitment to vaccine trials during a pandemic or epidemic: a qualitative evidence synthesis
Meskell P. et al, (2022), Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2022