Dr Bethany Shinkins – Health Economics Theme Lead

Beth is an Associate Professor in the Academic Unit of Health Economics at the University of Leeds. She leads the Test Evaluation Group, a multi-disciplinary team that focuses on the economic evaluation of medical tests. She is the Methodology Lead for the NIHR Leeds In Vitro Diagnostics Co-operative and the NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative. She has a particular interest in the early diagnosis of cancer in primary care.

She sits on the Editorial Board for the BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine Journal and is a statistical methodologist peer reviewer for the Cochrane Diagnostic Test Accuracy editorial team. She also frequently reviews NIHR Heath Technology Assessments focusing on test evaluation.