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Dr Sian Taylor-Phillips



Associate Professor


WMS - Population Evidence and Technologies
University of Warwick
Tel: +44(0) 2476 575882

Research Interests

My research focus is health screening and testing. I apply a range of quantitative research methods primarily to questions about whether to implement new screening programmes and tests, test accuracy, quality assurance and improvement. I lead the Heath Screening masters module which is a collaboration with the UK National Screening Committee.


I am currently undertaking an NIHR Career Development Fellowship investigating methods of evidence review when assessing changes to screening programmes, and evaluating previous changes to breast cancer screening. I have recently completed a fellowship in test evaluation at Birmingham University, and an NIHR postdoctoral fellowship leading a multi-centre randomised controlled trial of a change to breast cancer screening. This work builds on research investigating fatigue and patterns of performance in breast cancer screening, which was part of a Wellcome Trust Value in People Fellowship. I lead systematic reviews and cost effectiveness analyses for the UK National Screening Committee examining the evidence around whether new tests and screening programmes should be implemented in the UK. I also work on systematic reviews and cost effectiveness analyses for Warwick Evidence, a Technology Assessment Review team who carry out evaluations of new drugs and devices for NICE.

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