Professionals
  • Glenn Salkeld MPH (Sydney) PhD (Sydney)

    Glenn is Professor and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Wollongong and a health economist. He has worked in health economics research for 30 years, specialising in the measurement of consumer and patient preferences for the outcomes of preventive and curative health care. He was a member of the Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee’s Economic Sub Committee for 6 years and he maintains a program of research on prescribed medicines, in particularly high cost anti-cancer medicines.  Glenn is a chief investigator on a NHMRC Program grant in the area of screening and diagnostic test evaluation, leading their research program on the application of Multi Criteria Decision Analysis to screening and treatment. The development of the health E-decisions website is a key objective of the NHMRC Program grant, using Annalisa software to translating evidence of option performance, evidence of individual’s preferences to provide an opinion on which health option is best. 

     

     

    Jack Dowie MA (NZ) PhD (ANU)

    Jack is Professor Emeritus at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Honorary Professor at the University of Sydney School of Public Health. After early degrees and lecturing in History and Economics he developed multi-media courses in RISK and PROFESSIONAL JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING at The Open University (UK). As a health economist he recently completed ten years service for the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). Lately his research and teaching has focussed on the application of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis in healthcare, mainly through the Annalisa software which he developed.

     

     

     

    Mette Kjer Kaltoft MPH (Aarhus) PhD (SDU) Health Visitor (Aarhus) RN (DK)

    Mette recently successfully defended her PhD thesis Towards improved decision quality in person-centred healthcare: exploring the implications of decision support via Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis at the University of Southern Denmark, based in the Department of Public Health. Her professional background includes RN, post-graduate courses at Mayo Medical Center and obstetrics at a WHO-accredited Baby-Friendly Birth Center in Rochester Minnesota, USA, intensive care pediatric and community nursing, outreach projects in sexual- and reproductive health, and health visitiing in multi-ethnic communities. Research positions and working as a R&D nurse at Odense University Hospital Svendborg Sygehus preceded the PhD study which is investigating the delivery of Annalisa-based decision support to patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease in St Mark's Hospital, London, and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney. The findings will feed into the Danish context and involve translation. A major interest since 1984 has been exploring ways to help translate policy for equity in access to health into practice, also literally; and thus to a multi-criteria decision-analytic focus.


    Øystein Eiring MD (Oslo)

    Øystein is a specialist in psychiatry and PhD student at the University of Oslo and an editor of the mental health topic library at the Norwegian Electronic Library of Health and Norwegian Knowledge Center for the Health Services. He is head of the Department of Knowledge Support Services at Innlandet Hospital Trust in Norway and in charge of the initative of knowledge support in the Southern and Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority. His coallegues and he are developing a manual for resource-effective construction of decision matrices providing input for Annalisa decision support and plans a clinical study on use of the system for patients with bipolar disorder participating in a decision on long-term pharmacotherapy. 

     


    Rebecca French MSc (LSHTM) PhD (UCL)

    Rebecca is a Senior Lecturer in Sexual and Reproductive Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM. Her main research interests are in the areas of contraception, decision-making, young people, teenage pregnancy and sexual and reproductive health service delivery. In collaboration with colleagues from LSHTM (Jack Dowie), Brook (a young person's sexual health service), the FPA (Family Planning Association) and Maldaba Ltd she developed a decision aid using the Annalisa and Elicia software to help inform contraceptive choices, My Contraception Tool (MCT). MCT is available online https://www.brook.org.uk/contraception/my-contraception-tool.  She is currently working with colleagues at the Institute of Psychiatry, London to develop a decision aid to help young people who self-harm on where to go for support.