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Gemma is currently a Research Associate at the Centre for Health Economics at the University of Manchester. Her main role is the design and implementation of economic evaluations in mental health. Current projects include improving the effectiveness of psychological interventions for depression and anxiety in the cardiac rehabilitation pathway (PATHWAY), personalised monitoring and enhanced self-management in mental health (CareLoop) and evaluating the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of British Sign Language (BSL) Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT).


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Early intervention in psychosis services: better outcomes, improved costs


Gemma Shields reports on a recent longitudinal retrospective controlled study of the economic impact of early intervention in psychosis services in England.

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Eating disorders: impact on health-related quality of life and healthcare costs


Gemma Shields’ debut blog about a systematic review of the health-related quality of life and economic burdens of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder.

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