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Rhiannon Tudor Edwards

Biography and Publications

Rhiannon Tudor Edwards BSC. Econ, M.A., D.Phil., Hon. MFPH is Professor of Health Economics and the founding Director of health economics research at Bangor University and is now Co-Director of the Centre for Health Economics and Medicines evaluation (CHEME), Bangor University. Rhiannon is also Director of the Welsh Health Economics Support Service (WHESS, funded by NISCHR). She is a graduate of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, University of Calgary, Canada, and The University of York where she undertook her doctoral research on NHS waiting lists as a non-price rationing mechanism in public health care. 

Prior to taking up her post in Bangor in 1998, she was Lecturer in Health Economics at Liverpool University with an Honorary position with Liverpool Health Authority.  Rhiannon was a Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow in Health Policy (2004-05) and spent her sabbatical at The McColl Institute Group Health Cooperative, a large health maintenance organisation (HMO), Seattle, USA. She was Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Excellence in Health Promotion Economics, University of Chicago. She published papers on choice in health care (Edwards et al 2006) and co-authored an international comparison of waiting lists in public health care systems (Willcox et al. 2006) following her fellowship to the USA.

Rhiannon works closely with a number of UKCRC registered Trials Units and is health economist on a range of HTA and NIHR funded UK trials. She has a particular interest in the methodology of economic evaluation alongside trials of public health and psychosocial interventions (Edwards et al. 2008). Rhiannon and colleagues at Bangor lead the economic evaluation of a range of trials in Dementia Care (Woods et al 2010), Parenting Programmes (Hutchings et al 2007, Edwards et al 2007) and the All Wales GP Exercise Referral Programme (Murphy et al 2010).

Rhiannon has published collaboratively over 100 peer reviewed articles, reports and book chapters on health economics methodology (Edwards 2001), cost-effectiveness studies (Edwards et al 2007), political devolution and health policy (Edwards 2002) and health economics in medical education. She has consistent and significant collaborative grant capture.

Rhiannon  has served terms on the MRC  Steering Group on the economic returns of biomedical research in the UK (2007-2009), Wales Office for Research and Development in Health and Social Care Grants Committee (2000-2003),  and with colleagues at Bangor, supported  the NICE  Collaborating  Centre  for  Cancer (2003-2006), contributing to four sets of commissioning guidance. She reviews for a range of health economics and health services research journals.

Rhiannon works closely with Public Health Wales and was an examiner for the UK Faculty of Public Health for three years. Rhiannon is registered blind, has been a guide dog owner for 15 years and has a growing interest in the application of health economics to technologies/services to support people living with disability. She is currently part of an international collaboration looking at low vision service models.

In Bangor, Rhiannon has 8 PhD students and teaches Health Economics and Public Health Economics at Post Graduate Level. She is an active member of the UK Health Economists Study Group and Welsh Health Economics Group who jointly hosted the first major health economics conference to be held in Wales, in Bangor, June 2011.  CHEME offers a 2 day short course on Public Health Economics. To accompany this course Rhiannon is co-editing the 5th in the series “Handbooks in Health Economics – Applied Health Economics for Public Health Practice and Research” for Oxford University Press. Due to be published 2016.

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TAYLOR J, BAMBRICK R, BRAND A, BRAY N, DUTTON M, HOARE Z, RYAN B, EDWARDS RT, WATERMAN H, DICKINSON C, Effectiveness of portable electronic and optical magnifiers for near vision activities in low vision: A randomised crossover trial. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics. 2017. DOI: 10.1111/opo.12379

BUSSE M, QUINN L, DREW C, KELSON M, TRUBEY R, MCEWAN K, JONES C, TOWNSON J, DAWES H, EDWARDS RT, ROSSER A, HOOD K. Physical activity self-management and coaching compared to social interaction in Huntington’s disease? Results from the ENGAGE-HD randomized, controlled, pilot feasibility trial. Physical Therapy. 2017. In press

QUINN L, TRUBEY R, GOBAT N, DAWES H, EDWARDS RT, JONES C, TOWNSON J, KELSON M, POILE V, ROSSER A, HOOD K, BUSSE M. Development and Delivery of a Physical Activity Intervention for People with Huntington’s disease: Facilitating translation to clinical practice. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy. (2016) 40(2), pp.71-80. Doi: 10.1097/NPT.0000000000000119 

MORPETH L, BLOWER S, TOBIN K, TAYLOR RS, BYWATER T, EDWARDS RT, AXFORD N, LEHTONEN M, JONES C, BERRY V. The effectiveness of the Incredible Years pre-school parenting programme in the UK: a randomised controlled trial. Child Care in Practice. 2017. Doi: 10.1080/13575279.2016.1264366 

MCGREGOR G, NICHOLS S, HAMBORG T, BRYNING L, EDWARDS RT, MARKLAND D,  MERCER J,  BIRKETT S, ENNIS S, POWELL R, BEGG B, HAYKOWSKY M, BANERJEE1 P, INGLE L, SHAVE R, BACK K. High-intensity interval training versus moderate-intensity steady-state training in UK cardiac rehabilitation programmes (HIIT or MISS UK): study protocol for a multicentre randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation. BMJ Open 2016;6:e012843 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012843

PHILLIPS-HOWARD P, NYOTHACH E, TER KUILE FO, OMOTO J, WANG D,  ZEH C, ONYANGO C, MASON L, ALEXANDER KT, ODHIAMBO FO, ELEVELD A, MOHAMMED A, VAN EIJK AM, EDWARDS RT,  VULULE J, FARAGHER B, LASERSON KF. Menstrual cups and sanitary pads to reduce school attrition, and sexually transmitted and reproductive tract infections: a cluster randomised controlled feasibility study in rural Western Kenya. BMJ Open 2016;6:e013229 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013229

NEAL R, BARHAM A, BONGARD E, EDWARDS RT, FITZGIBBONS J, GRIFFITHS G, HAMILTON W, HOOD K, NELSON A, PARKER D, PORTER C, PROUT H, ROBERTS K, ROGERS T, THOMAS-JONES E, TOD A,  YEO ST, HURT C. What is the effect of an immediate chest X-ray policy for patients at high-risk of lung cancer presenting with new respiratory symptoms in primary care? Individually randomised controlled feasibility trial (the ELCID trial). British Journal of Cancer. 2017, 1–10 | doi: 10.1038/bjc.2016.414.

JONES C, BUSSE M, QUINN L, DAWES H, DREW C, KELSON M, HOOD K, ROSSER A, EDWARDS RT. The societal cost of Huntington’s disease: are we underestimating the burden? European Journal of Neurology. 2016; 23(10), pp.1588-90. Doi: 10.1111/ene.13107.

WILLIAMS N, ROBERTS JL, DIN N, TOTTON N, CHARLES JM, HAWKES CA, MORISSON V,  HOARE Z, WILLIAMS M, PRITCHARD AW, ALEXANDER S, LEMMEY A, WOODS RT, SACKLEY C, LOGAN P, EDWARDS RT, WILKINSON C. Fracture in the Elderly Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation (FEMuR): a phase II randomised feasibility study of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation package following hip fracture. BMJ Open 2016;6:e012422 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012422

NOLLETT C L, BRAY N, BUNCE C, CASTEN R J, EDWARDS R T, HEGEL M T, JANIKOUN S, JUMBE S E, RYAN B, SHEARN J, SMITH D J, STANFORD M, XING W, MARGRAIN T H, 2016. Depression in Visual Impairment Trial (DEPVIT): A Randomized Clinical Trial of Depression Treatments in People With Low Vision. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science; 57: 4247-4254.

WATERMEYER T, HINDLE J, ROBERTS J, LAWRENCE C, MARTYR A, LLOYD-WILLIAMS H, BRAND A, GUTTING P, HOARE Z, EDWARDS RT, CLARE L. Goal Setting for Cognitive Rehabilitation in Mild to Moderate Parkinson's Disease Dementia and Dementia with Lewy Bodies. Parkinson's Disease. Volume 2016. Article ID 8285041, 8 pages, 2016. doi:10.1155/2016/8285041.

CLARKSON S, AXFORD N, BERRY V, EDWARDS RT, BJORNSTAD G, WRIGLEY Z, CHARLES J, HOARE Z, UKOUMUNNE OC, MATTHEWS J and HUTCHINGS J. Effectiveness and micro-costing of the KiVa school-based bullying prevention programme in Wales: study protocol for a pragmatic definitive parallel group cluster randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health 2016; 16:104. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-2746-1 [JIF: 2.26] (B)

WOODS, RT, ORRELL M, BRUCE E, EDWARDS RT, HOARE Z, HOUNSOME B, KEADY J, MONIZ-COOK E, ORGETA V, REES J, RUSSELL I. 2016. REMCARE: Pragmatic Multi-Centre Randomised Trial of Reminiscence Groups for People with Dementia and their Family Carers: Effectiveness and Economic Analysis. PloS one, 11(4), p.e0152843

QUINN L, TRUBEY R, GOBAT N, DAWES H, EDWARDS R T, JONES C, TOWNSON J, DREW C, KELSON M, and POILE V, 2016. Development and Delivery of a Physical Activity Intervention for People With Huntington Disease: Facilitating Translation to Clinical Practice. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy, 40(2), pp. 71.

WHITAKER R, HENDRY M, ASLAM R, BOOTH A, CARTER B, CHARLES J M, CRAINE N, EDWARDS R T, NOYES J, NTAMBWE LI, PASTERFIELD D, RYCROFT-MALONE J, WILLIAMS N. (2016) Intervention Now to Eliminate Repeat Unintended Pregnancy in Teenagers (INTERUPT): a systematic review of intervention effectiveness and cost-effectiveness, and qualitative and realist synthesis of implementation factors and user engagement. Health Technology Assessment Vol.20 Issue 16

PINE C, ADAIR P, BURNSIDE G,  ROBINSON L, EDWARDS RT, ALBADRI S, CURNOW M, GHAHREMAN M, HENDERSON M, MALIES C,  WONG F, MUIRHEAD V, WESTON-PRICE S, WHITEHEAD H.  A new primary dental care service compared with standard care for child and family to reduce the re-occurrence of childhood dental caries (Dental RECUR): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials 201516:505 DOI: 10.1186/s13063-015-1010-9

HUGHES, D, CHARLES J, DAWOUD D, EDWARDS R T, HOLMES E, JONES C, PARHAM P,PLUMPTON C, RIDYARD C, LLOYD-WILLIAMS H, WOOD E, YEO S T. (2015): Conducting Economic Evaluations Alongside Randomised Trials: Current Methodological Issues and Novel Approaches. PharmacoEconomics, 34(5), pp.447-461.

QUINN C, TOMS G, JONES C, BRAND A, EDWARDS RT, SANDERS F and CLARE L. 2015. A pilot randomized controlled trial of a self-management group intervention for people with early-stage dementia (The SMART study). International PsychogeriatricsIn press. doi:10.1017/S1041610215002094

JONES C., EDWARDS R.T., NELIS S.M., JONES I.R., HINDLE J.V., THOM J.M., COONEY J., CLARE L. 2015. Cost-effectiveness findings from the Agewell pilot study of behaviour change to promote health and wellbeing in later life. Health Economics & Outcome Research: Open Access 1:105. doi: 10.4172/heor.1000105

CHARLES, J.M., BROWN, G., THOMAS, K., JOHNSTONE, F., VANDENBLINK, V., PETHERS, B., JONES, A. and EDWARDS, R.T., 2015. Use of programme budgeting and marginal analysis as a framework for resource reallocation in respiratory care in North Wales, UK. Journal of public health (Oxford, England),pp. 1–10 | DOI:10.1093/pubmed/fdv128

EDWARDS RTJONES C, BERRY V, CHARLES J, LINCK P, BYWATER T and HUTCHINGS J. 2015. Incredible Years Parenting Programme: Cost-Effectiveness and Implementation. The Journal of Children’s Services. (IN PRESS). Doi: 10.1108/JCS-02-2015-0005

EDWARDS, R.T., YEO, S.T., RUSSELL, D., THOMSON, C.E., BEGGS, I., GIBSON, J.N., MCMILLAN, D., MARTIN, D.J. and RUSSELL, I.T., 2015. Cost-effectiveness of steroid (methylprednisolone) injections versus anaesthetic alone for the treatment of Morton's neuroma: economic evaluation alongside a randomised controlled trial (MortISE trial). Journal of foot and ankle research, 8, pp. 6-015-0064-y. eCollection 2015

O'BRIEN, T.D., NOYES, J., SPENCER, L.H., KUBIS, H., EDWARDS, R.T., BRAY, N. and WHITAKER, R., 2015. Well‐being, health and fitness of children who use wheelchairs: Feasibility study protocol to develop child‐centred ‘keep‐fit’exercise interventions. Journal of advanced nursing, 71(2), pp. 430-440. DOI: 10.1111/jan.12482

STANCIU, M.A., MORRIS, C., MAKIN, M., WATSON, E., BULGER, J., EVANS, R., HISCOCK, J., HOARE, Z., EDWARDS, R.T., NEAL, R.D. and WILKINSON, C., 2015. A pilot randomised controlled trial of personalised care after treatment for prostate cancer (TOPCAT-P): nurse-led holistic-needs assessment and individualised psychoeducational intervention: study protocol. BMJ open, 5(6), pp. e008470-2015-008470.

SIVAPRASAD S., PREVOST A.T., BAINBRIDGE J., EDWARDS R.T., HOPKINS D., KELLY J., LUTHERT P., MURPHY C., RAMU J., SARAFRAZ-SHEKARY N., VASCONCELOS J., WHITE-ALAO B. and HYKIN P., 2015. Clinical efficacy and mechanistic evaluation of aflibercept for proliferative diabetic retinopathy (acronym CLARITY): a multicentre phase IIb randomised active-controlled clinical trial. BMJ. Sep 14;5(9):e008405. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008405.

BERRY V., AXFORD N., BLOWER S., TAYLOR R.S., EDWARDS R.T., TOBIN K., JONES C. and BYWATER T., 2015. The effectiveness and micro-costing analysis of a universal, school-based, social-emotional learning programme in the UK: A cluster-randomised controlled trial. School Mental Health (IN PRESS). Doi: 10.1007/s12310-015-9160-1

NOLLETT, C.L., BRAY, N., BUNCE, C., CASTEN, R.J., EDWARDS, R.T., HEGEL, M.T., JANIKOUN, S., JUMBE, S.E., RYAN, B., SHEARN, J., SMITH, D.J., STANDFORD, M., XING, W. and MARGRAIN, T.H., 2015. High prevalence of untreated depression in patients accessing low-vision services. Ophthalmology. DOI:

EDWARDSON, C.L., HARRINGTON, D.M., YATES, T., BODICOAT, D.H., KHUNTI, K., GORELY, T., SHERAR, L.B., EDWARDS, R.T., WRIGHT, C., HARRINGTON, K. and DAVIES, M.J., 2015. A cluster randomised controlled trial to investigate the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of the Girls Active intervention: a study protocol. BMC Public Health, MS: 1820119346168448 (IN PRESS)

WILLIAMS N.H., HAWKES C., DIN N.U., ROBERTS .J, CHARLES J., MORRISON V., HOARE Z., EDWARDS R.T., ANDREW G., ALEXANDER S., LEMMEY A., WOODS B., SACKLEY C., LOGAN P., HUNNISETT D., MAWDESLEY K. and WILKINSON C. Fracture in the Elderly Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation (FEMuR): study protocol for a Phase II randomised feasibility study of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation package following hip fracture. BMC Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015, 1:13  doi:10.1186/s40814-015-0008-0

WATT, H., HARRIS, M., NOYES, J., WHITAKER, R., HOARE, Z., EDWARDS, R.T. and HAINES, A., 2015. Development of a composite outcome score for a complex intervention - measuring the impact of Community Health Workers. Trials, 16, pp. 107-015-0625-1.

CLARE, L., NELIS, S.M., JONES, I.R., HINDLES, J.V., THOM, J.M., NIXON, J.A., COONEY, J., JONES, C.L., EDWARDS, R.T., WHITAKER, C.J., 2015. The Agewell trial: a pilot randomised controlled trial of a behaviour change intervention to promote healthy ageing and reduce risk of dementia in later life. BMC Psychiatry, 2015, 15:25

ORGETA, V., ORRELL, M., EDWARDS, R.T., HOUNSOME, B., WOODS, B. and REMCARE TEAM, 2014. Self-and Carer-Rated Pain in People With Dementia: Influences of Pain in Carers. Journal of pain and symptom management, 49 (6). pp. 1042-1049. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2014.10.014.

JONES, C., EDWARDS, R.T., WINDLE, G. and DEMENTIA AND IMAGINATION RESEARCH TEAM, 2014. Social return on investment analysis of an art group for people with dementia. The Lancet, 384, pp. S43.

BRAY, N., NOYES, J., EDWARDS, R.T. and HARRIS, N., 2014. Wheelchair interventions, services and provision for disabled children: a mixed-method systematic review and conceptual framework. BMC health services research, 14(1), pp. 309. DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-14-309

MOUNTAIN, G.A., HIND, D., GOSSAGE-WORRALL, R., WALTERS, S.J., DUNCAN, R., NEWBOULD, L., REX, S., JONES, C., BOWLING, A., CATTAN, M., CAIRNS, A., COOPER, C., EDWARDS, R.T. and GOYDER, E.C., 2014. 'Putting Life in Years' (PLINY) telephone friendship groups research study: pilot randomised controlled trial. Trials, 15, pp. 141-6215-15-141

BUSSE M., QUINN L., DAWES H., JONES C., KELSON M., POILE V., TRUBEY R., TOWNSON J., EDWARDS  R. T., ROSSER A., and HOOD K., 2014.  Supporting Physical Activity Engagement in People with Huntington's disease (ENGAGE-HD) - Protocol for a Phase II Trial: Trials, 15(1), 487.

EDWARDS, R.T., CHARLES, J.M., THOMAS, S., BISHOP, J., COHEN, D., GROVES, S., HUMPHREYS, C., HOWSON, H. and BRADLEY, P., 2014. A national Programme Budgeting and Marginal Analysis (PBMA) of health improvement spending across wales: disinvestment and reinvestment across the life course. BMC public health, 14(1), pp. 837

ORGETA, V., EDWARDS, R.T., HOUNSOME, B., ORRELL, M. and WOODS, B., 2014. The use of the EQ-5D as a measure of health-related quality of life in people with dementia and their carers. Quality of Life Research,  pp. 1-10.

NOYES, J.P., LOWES, L., WHITAKER, R., ALLEN, D., CARTER, C., EDWARDS, R.T., RYCROFT-MALONE, J., SHARP, J., EDWARDS, D., SPENCER, L.H., SYLVESTRE, Y., YEO, S.T., GREGORY, J.W. 2014. Evidence into practice: The “EPIC PROJECT”: Developing and evaluating a child-centred intervention for diabetes medicine management using mixed-methods and a multi-centre Randomised Controlled Trial. National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Health Services and Delivery Research, 2014, 2(8). DOI: 10.3310/hsdr02080.

WHITAKER, R., HENDRY, M., BOOTH, A., CARTER, B., CHARLES, J., CRAINE, N., EDWARDS, R.T., LYONS, M., NOYES, J., PASTERFIELD, D., RYCROFT-MALONE, J. and WILLIAMS, N., 2014. Intervention Now To Eliminate Repeat Unintended Pregnancy in Teenagers (INTERUPT): a systematic review of intervention effectiveness and cost-effectiveness, qualitative and realist synthesis of implementation factors and user engagement. BMJ open, 4(4), pp. e004733-2013-004733.

QUINN, C., ANDERSON, D., TOMS, G., WHITAKER, R., EDWARDS, R.T., JONES, C. and CLARE, L., 2014. Self-management in early-stage dementia: a pilot randomised controlled trial of the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of a self-management group intervention (the SMART study). Trials, 15, pp. 74-6215-15-74.

JONES, C., EDWARDS, R.T. and HOUNSOME, B., 2014. Qualitative exploration of the suitability of capability based instruments to measure quality of life in family carers of people with dementia. International Scholarly Research Notices, 2014.

O'BRIEN, T.D., NOYES, J., SPENCER, L.H., KUBIS, H., HASTINGS, R.P., EDWARDS, R.T., BRAY, N. and WHITAKER, R., 2014. ‘Keep fit’exercise interventions to improve health, fitness and well‐being of children and young people who use wheelchairs: mixed‐method systematic review protocol. Journal of advanced nursing.

EDWARDS, R.T., BRYNING, L. and CRANE, R., 2014. Design of Economic Evaluations of Mindfulness-Based Interventions: Ten Methodological Questions of Which to Be Mindful. Mindfulness, pp. 1-11

EDWARDS, R.T., CHARLES, J.M. and LLOYD-WILLIAMS, H., 2013. Public health economics: a systematic review of guidance for the economic evaluation of public health interventions and discussion of key methodological issues. BMC public health, 13(1), pp. 1001.

CHARLES, J.M., BYWATER, T.J., EDWARDS, R.T., HUTCHINGS, J., and ZOU, L. Parental depression and child conduct problems: evaluation of parental service use and associated costs after attending the Incredible Years Basic Parenting Programme. BMC Health Services Research 2013, 13:523 doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-523

EDWARDS, R.T., LINCK, P., HOUNSOME, N., RAISANEN, L., WILLIAMS, N., MOORE, L. and MURPHY, S., 2013. Cost-effectiveness of a national exercise referral programme for primary care patients in Wales: results of a randomised controlled trial. BMC public health, 13(1), pp. 1021.

HURT, C.N., ROBERTS, K., ROGERS, T.K., GRIFFITHS, G.O., HOOD, K., PROUT, H., NELSON, A., FITZGIBBON, J., BARHAM, A., THOMAS-JONES, E., EDWARDS, R.T., YEO, S.T., HAMILTON, W., TOD, A. and NEAL, R.D., 2013. A feasibility study examining the effect on lung cancer diagnosis of offering a chest X-ray to higher-risk patients with chest symptoms: protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 14, pp. 405-6215-14-405.

NOYES, J., EDWARDS, R.T., HASTINGS, R.P., HAIN, R., TOTSIKA, V., BENNETT, V., HOBSON, L., DAVIES, G.R., HUMPHREYS, C., DEVINS, M., SPENCER, L.H. and LEWIS, M., 2013. Evidence-based planning and costing palliative care services for children: novel multi-method epidemiological and economic exemplar. BMC palliative care, 12(1), pp. 18-684X-12-18.

CHARLES, J., EDWARDS, R., BYWATER, T. and HUTCHINGS, J., 2013. Micro-costing in public health economics: Steps towards a standardized framework, using the Incredible Years Toddler Parenting Program as a worked example. Prevention science, 14(4), pp. 377-389.

THOMSON, C.E., BEGGS, I., MARTIN, D.J., MCMILLAN, D., EDWARDS, R.T., RUSSELL, D., YEO, S.T., RUSSELL, I.T. and GIBSON, J.A., 2013. Methylprednisolone Injections for the Treatment of Morton NeuromaA Patient-Blinded Randomized Trial. The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, 95(9), pp. 790-798.

RUSSELL, I.T., EDWARDS, R.T., GLIDDON, A.E., INGLEDEW, D.K., RUSSELL, D., WHITAKER, R., YEO, S.T., ATTWOOD, S.E., BARR, H., NANTHAKUMARAN, S. and PARK, K.G., 2013. Cancer of Oesophagus or Gastricus - New Assessment of Technology of Endosonography (COGNATE): report of pragmatic randomised trial. Health technology assessment (Winchester, England), 17(39), pp. 1-170.

HARTFIEL, N., BURTON, C., RYCROFT-MALONE, J., CLARKE, G., HAVENHAND, J., KHALSA, S.B. and EDWARDS, R.T., 2012. Yoga for reducing perceived stress and back pain at work. Occupational medicine (Oxford, England), 62(8), pp. 606-612. DOI: 10.1093/occmed/kqs168

JONES, C., EDWARDS, R.T. and HOUNSOME, B., 2012. Health economics research into supporting carers of people with dementia: a systematic review of outcome measures. Health Qual Life Outcomes, 10, pp. 142. DOI: 10.1186/1477-7525-10-142

BINNS, A.M., BUNCE, C., DICKINSON, C., HARPER, R., TUDOR-EDWARDS, R., WOODHOUSE, M., LINCK, P., SUTTIE, A., JACKSON, J. and LINDSAY, J., 2012. How effective is low vision service provision? A systematic review. Survey of ophthalmology, 57(1), pp. 34-65.

JONES, C., EDWARDS, R.T. and HOUNSOME, B., 2012. A systematic review of the cost-effectiveness of interventions for supporting informal caregivers of people with dementia residing in the community. International Psychogeriatrics, 24(01), pp. 6-18.

WOODS, R.T., BRUCE, E., EDWARDS, R., ELVISH, R., HOARE, Z., HOUNSOME, B., KEADY, J., MONIZ-COOK, E., ORGETA, V. and ORRELL, M., 2012. REMCARE: Reminiscence groups for people with dementia and their family caregivers–effectiveness and cost-effectiveness pragmatic multicentre randomised trial.

MARGRAIN, T.H., NOLLETT, C., SHEARN, J., STANFORD, M., EDWARDS, R.T., RYAN, B., BUNCE, C., CASTEN, R., HEGEL, M.T. and SMITH, D.J., 2012. The Depression in Visual Impairment Trial (DEPVIT): trial design and protocol. BMC psychiatry, 12, pp. 57-244X-12-57.

MURPHY, S.M., EDWARDS, R.T., WILLIAMS, N., RAISANEN, L., MOORE, G., LINCK, P., HOUNSOME, N., DIN, N.U. and MOORE, L., 2012. An evaluation of the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of the National Exercise Referral Scheme in Wales, UK: a randomised controlled trial of a public health policy initiative. Journal of epidemiology and community health, 66(8), pp. 745-753.

SEERS, K., COX, K., CRICHTON, N.J., EDWARDS, R.T., ELDH, A.C., ESTABROOKS, C.A., HARVEY, G., HAWKES, C., KITSON, A. and LINCK, P., 2012. FIRE (Facilitating Implementation of Research Evidence): a study protocol. Implement Sci, 7(1), pp. 25.

HOUNSOME, B., EDWARDS, R.T., HOUNSOME, N. and EDWARDS-JONES, G., 2012. Psychological morbidity of farmers and non-farming population: Results from a UK survey. Community mental health journal, 48(4), pp. 503-510.

YEO, S., EDWARDS, R., LUZIO, S., CHARLES, J., THOMAS, R., PETERS, J. and OWENS, D., 2012. Diabetic retinopathy screening: perspectives of people with diabetes, screening intervals and costs of attending screening. Diabetic Medicine, 29(7), pp. 878-885.

YEO, S., EDWARDS, R., FARGHER, E., LUZIO, S., THOMAS, R. and OWENS, D., 2012. Preferences of people with diabetes for diabetic retinopathy screening: a discrete choice experiment. Diabetic Medicine, 29(7), pp. 869-877.

NOYES, J. and EDWARDS, R., 2011. EQ-5D for the assessment of health-related quality of life and resource allocation in children: a systematic methodological review. Value in Health, 14(8), pp. 1117-1129.

BYWATER, T., HUTCHINGS, J., LINCK, P., WHITAKER, C., DALEY, D., YEO, S.T. and EDWARDS, R.T., 2011. Incredible Years parent training support for foster carers in Wales: a multi‐centre feasibility study. Child: care, health and development, 37(2), pp. 233-243. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2010.01155.x

EDWARDS, R.T., NEAL, R.D., LINCK, P., BRUCE, N., MULLOCK, L., NELHANS, N., PASTERFIELD, D., RUSSELL, D., RUSSELL, I. and WOODFINE, L., 2011. Enhancing ventilation in homes of children with asthma: cost-effectiveness study alongside randomised controlled trial. British Journal of General Practice, 61(592), pp. e733-e741.

WOODFINE, L., NEAL, R.D., BRUCE, N., EDWARDS, R.T., LINCK, P., MULLOCK, L., NELHANS, N., PASTERFIELD, D., RUSSELL, D. and RUSSELL, I., 2011. Enhancing ventilation in homes of children with asthma: pragmatic randomised controlled trial. The British journal of general practice: the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners, 61(592), pp. e724-32.

WILLIAMS, N.H., AMOAKWA, E., BELCHER, J., EDWARDS, R.T., HASSANI, H., HENDRY, M., BURTON, K., LEWIS, R., HOOD, K. and JONES, J., 2011. Activity Increase Despite Arthritis (AÏDA): phase II randomised controlled trial of an active management booklet for hip and knee osteoarthritis in primary care. British Journal of General Practice, 61(589), pp. e452-e458.

DICKINSON, C., LINCK, P., TUDOR-EDWARDS, R., BINNS, A., BUNCE, C., HARPER, R., JACKSON, J., LINDSAY, J., SUTTIE, A., WOLFFSOHN, J., WOODHOUSE, M. and MARGRAIN, T., 2011. A profile of low vision services in England: the Low Vision Service Model Evaluation (LOVSME) project. Eye (London, England), 25(7), pp. 829-831.

HOUNSOME, N., ORRELL, M. and EDWARDS, R.T., 2011. EQ-5D as a quality of life measure in people with dementia and their carers: evidence and key issues. Value in Health, 14(2), pp. 390-399.

CHARLES, J., BYWATER, T. and EDWARDS, R., 2011. Parenting interventions: a systematic review of the economic evidence. Child: care, health and development, 37(4), pp. 462-474.

BYWATER, T., HUTCHINGS, J., LINCK, P., WHITAKER, C., DALEY, D., YEO, S.T. and EDWARDS, R.T., 2011. Incredible Years parent training support for foster carers in Wales: a multi‐centre feasibility study. Child: care, health and development, 37(2), pp. 233-243.

RUSSELL, I.T., ATTWOOD S., BARR, H.,E EDWARDS, R.T., GLIDDON, A.E., INGLEDEW, D.K., PARK, K., RUSSELL, D., YEO, S.T. and WHITAKER, R. (2010) Cancer of oesophagus or gastricus - new assessment of technology of endosonography: findings. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 64 ((Suppl). A36-A37.

MURPHY, S., RAISANEN, L., MOORE, G., EDWARDS, R.T., LINCK, P., WILLIAMS, N., DIN, N.U., HALE, J., ROBERTS, C. and MCNAISH, E., 2010. A pragmatic randomised controlled trial of the Welsh National Exercise Referral Scheme: protocol for trial and integrated economic and process evaluation. BMC Public Health, 10(1), pp. 352.

NOYES, J., WILLIAMS, A., ALLEN, D., BROCKLEHURST, P., CARTER, C., GREGORY, J., JACKSON, C., LEWIS, M., LOWES, L., RUSSELL, I., RYCROFT-MALONE, J., SHARP, J., SAMUELS, M., EDWARDS, R. and WHITAKER, R., 2010. Evidence into practice: evaluating a child-centred intervention for diabetes medicine management The EPIC Project. BMC Paediatrics, 10(1), pp. 70.

JONES, S. and EDWARDS, R., 2010. Diabetic retinopathy screening: a systematic review of the economic evidence. Diabetic Medicine, 27(3), pp. 249-256.


WOODS, R.T., BRUCE, E., EDWARDS, R.T., HOUNSOME, B., KEADY, J., MONIZ-COOK, E.D., ORRELL, M. and RUSSELL, I.T., 2009. Reminiscence groups for people with dementia and their family carers: pragmatic eight-centre randomised trial of joint reminiscence and maintenance versus usual treatment: a protocol. Trials, 10, pp. 64-6215-10-64.

BYWATER, T., HUTCHINGS, J., DALEY, D., WHITAKER, C., YEO, S.T., JONES, K., EAMES, C. and EDWARDS, R.T., 2009. Long-term effectiveness of a parenting intervention for children at risk of developing conduct disorder. The British journal of psychiatry: the journal of mental science, 195(4), pp. 318-324.

GRIFFITH, G.L., EDWARDS, R.T., WILLIAMS, J.M.G., GRAY, J., MORRISON, V., WILKINSON, C., TURNER, J., FRANCE, B. and BENNETT, P., 2009. Patient preferences and National Health Service costs: a cost-consequences analysis of cancer genetic services. Familial cancer, 8(4), pp. 265-275.

EDWARDS, R.T., HOUNSOME, B., LINCK, P. and RUSSELL, I.T., 2008. Economic evaluation alongside pragmatic randomised trials: developing a standard operating procedure for clinical trials units. Trials, 9, pp. 64-65.

CROSS, P., EDWARDS, R.T., HOUNSOME, B. and EDWARDS-JONES, G., 2008. Comparative assessment of migrant farm worker health in conventional and organic horticultural systems in the United Kingdom. Science of the Total Environment, 391(1), pp. 55-65.

LINCK, P., TUNNAGE, B., HUGHES, D.A. and EDWARDS, R.T., 2008. NHS and charitable funding for children and young people with cancer in England and Wales. Journal of child health care: for professionals working with children in the hospital and community, 12(2), pp. 156-168.

EDWARDS-JONES, G., MILÀ I CANALS, L., HOUNSOME, N., TRUNINGER, M., KOERBER, G., HOUNSOME, B., CROSS, P., YORK, E.H., HOSPIDO, A. and PLASSMANN, K., 2008. Testing the assertion that ‘local food is best’: the challenges of an evidence-based approach. Trends in Food Science & Technology, 19(5), pp. 265-274.

HUTCHINGS, J., GARDNER, F., BYWATER, T., DALEY, D., WHITAKER, C., JONES, K., EAMES, C. and EDWARDS, R.T., 2007. Parenting intervention in Sure Start services for children at risk of developing conduct disorder: pragmatic randomised controlled trial. BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 334(7595), pp. 678.

EDWARDS, R.T., CEILLEACHAIR, A., BYWATER, T., HUGHES, D.A. and HUTCHINGS, J., 2007. Parenting programme for parents of children at risk of developing conduct disorder: cost effectiveness analysis. BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 334(7595), pp. 682.

WILLCOX, S., SEDDON, M., DUNN, S., EDWARDS, R.T., PEARSE, J. and TU, J.V., 2007. Measuring and reducing waiting times: a cross-national comparison of strategies. Health affairs (Project Hope), 26(4), pp. 1078-1087.
ATENSTAEDT, R.L., PAYNE, S., ROBERTS, R.J., RUSSELL, I.T., RUSSELL, D. and EDWARDS, R.T., 2007. Needle-stick injuries in primary care in Wales. Journal of public health (Oxford, England), 29(4), pp. 434-440.

ATENSTAEDT, R.L., PAYNE, S., ROBERTS, R., RUSSELL, I., RUSSELL, D. and EDWARDS, R.T., 2007. Reconciling competing priorities in commissioning: the future of bone densitometry service for North Wales. Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation, 5(1), pp. 1.

WINDLE, G., HUGHES, D., LINCK, P., RUSSELL, I., MORGAN, R., WOODS, B., BURHOLT, V., EDWARDS, R.T., REEVES, C. and YEO, S.T., 2007. Public health interventions to promote mental well-being in people aged 65 and over: systematic review of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. Bangor: University of Wales.

HOUNSOME, B., EDWARDS, R.T. and EDWARDS-JONES, G., 2006. A note on the effect of farmer mental health on adoption: The case of agri-environment schemes. Agricultural Systems, 91(3), pp. 229-241.

YEO, S. and EDWARDS, R., 2006. Encouraging fruit consumption in primary schoolchildren: a pilot study in North Wales, UK. Journal of human nutrition and dietetics, 19(4), pp. 299-302.

WINDLE, G.S., BURHOLT, V. and EDWARDS, R.T., 2006. Housing related difficulties, housing tenure and variations in health status: evidence from older people in Wales. Health & place, 12(3), pp. 267-278.

LINCK, P., PRIEDANE, E., HUGHES, D.A., EDWARDS, R.T., 2006 Analysis of the Potential Economic Impact of Guidance of Improving  Outcomes for People with Brain and other CNS Tumours,  London, National Institute for Health  and Clinical Excellence, (NICE) (available at

LINCK, P., HUGHES, D.A., EDWARDS, R.T., 2006. Analysis of the Potential Economic Impact of Guidance of improving  Outcomes for Patients with Sarcoma,  London NICE (available at

LINCK, P., HUGHES, D.A., EDWARDS, R.T., 2006. Analysis of the Potential Economic Impact of Guidance of improving Outcomes for Patients with Skin Cancer, London NICE (available at

LINCK, P., TUNNAGE, B., HUGHES, D.A., EDWARDS, R.T., 2005. Analysis of the Potential Economic Impact of Guidance of improving  Outcomes for Children and Young People with Cancer  London National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, London NICE (available at

MUNTZ, R., EDWARDS, R.T., TUNNAGE, B., PRYS, C., ROBERTS, G.W. 2005 Development of a Welsh language version of the EQ-5D Health-Related Quality of Life Measure.  Stage one: Transition. The Psychologist in Wales. Issue 18: 21-25.

EDWARDS, R.T., 2005. Blind faith and choice. Health affairs (Project Hope), 24(6), pp. 1624-1628.

EDWARDS, R.T., 2005. Economic evaluation and society's health values: view from the other side of the pond. BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 330(7486), pp. 311.

GRIFFITH, G., TUDOR-EDWARDS, R., GRAY, J., BUTLER, R., WILKINSON, C., TURNER, J., FRANCE, B. and BENNETT, P., 2004. A micro costing of NHS cancer genetic services. British journal of cancer, 92(1), pp. 60-71.

GRIFFITH, G., EDWARDS, R., GRAY, J., WILKINSON, C., TURNER, J., FRANCE, B. and BENNETT, P., 2004. Estimating the survival benefits gained from providing national cancer genetic services to women with a family history of breast cancer. British journal of cancer, 90(10), pp. 1912-1919.

GRIFFITH, G., EDWARDS, R. and GRAY, J., 2004. Cancer genetics services: a systematic review of the economic evidence and issues. British journal of cancer, 90(9), pp. 1697-1703.

MUNTZ, R., HUTCHINGS, J., EDWARDS, R., HOUNSOME, B. and Ó'CÉILLEACHAIR, A., 2004. Economic evaluation of treatments for children with severe behavioural problems. J Ment Health Policy Econ, 7(4), pp. 177-189.

WILLIAMS, N.H., EDWARDS, R.T., LINCK, P., MUNTZ, R., HIBBS, R., WILKINSON, C., RUSSELL, I., RUSSELL, D. and HOUNSOME, B., 2004. Cost-utility analysis of osteopathy in primary care: results from a pragmatic randomized controlled trial. Family practice, 21(6), pp. 643-650.

WINDLE, G., EDWARDS, R. and BURHOLT, V., 2004. A concise alternative for researching health-related quality of life in older people. Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, 5(3), pp. 13-24.

EDWARDS, R.T., 2004. . “Shortage of Flu Vaccine in Washington State: Rationing or rational philanthropy?” British Medical Journal Rapid Response 

WILLIAMS, N.H., WILKINSON, C., RUSSELL, I., EDWARDS, R.T., HIBBS, R., LINCK, P. and MUNTZ, R., 2003. Randomized osteopathic manipulation study (ROMANS): pragmatic trial for spinal pain in primary care. Family practice, 20(6), pp. 662-669.

EDWARDS, R.T., BOLAND, A., WILKINSON, C., COHEN, D. and WILLIAMS, J., 2003. Clinical and lay preferences for the explicit prioritisation of elective waiting lists: survey evidence from Wales. Health Policy, 63(3), pp. 229-237.

EDWARDS, R.T., 2002. Personal views: “Forward!” The experience of a new guide dog owner. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 325(7356), pp. 171.

EDWARDS, R.T., 2001. Steering a course around the genetic iceberg. Journal of public health medicine, 23(1), pp. 3-4.

EDWARDS, R.T., 2001. Paradigms and research programmes: is it time to move from health care economics to health economics? Health Economics, 10(7), pp. 635-649.

EDWARDS, R.T. and THALANANY, M., 2001. Trade-offs in the conduct of economic evaluations of child mental health services. Mental health services research, 3(2), pp. 99-105.

LACK, A., EDWARDS, R.T. and BOLAND, A., 2000. Weights for waits: lessons from Salisbury. Journal of health services research & policy, 5(2), pp. 83-88.

EDWARDS, R.T., 1999. Points for pain: waiting list priority scoring systems. BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 318(7181), pp. 412-414.

MCKINNON, K., CROFTS, P.D., EDWARDS, R., CAMPION, P.D. and EDWARDS, R.H., 1998. The outpatient experience: results of a patient feedback survey. International journal of health care quality assurance, 11(5), pp. 156-160.

EDWARDS, R.T., 1996. Elective Waiting Lists Are Becoming Explicitly Rationed. BMJ, 313: 558–559.

EDWARDS, R.T., BOLAND, A., 1996. From Health Services Economics to Health Economics: For Debate. Journal of Public Health Medicine, 18 (3): 374.

MOONEY, G., EDWARDS, R., DEAKIN, A., CARP, L. and RADA, R., 1995. Computer assisted education in health economics for medical advisers. Computers & Education, 24(4), pp. 299-311.

RADA, R., 1995. Computer assisted education in health economics for medical advisers. Computers & Education, 24(4), pp. 299-311.WALLEY, T. and EDWARDS, R.T., 1994. Is there a need for an independent centre for pharmacoeconomics in the UK? PharmacoEconomics, 5(2), pp. 93-100.

EDWARDS, R.T., BLIGH, J., 1994. Health Economics: A guide for GPs through the jargon jungle. Education for General Practice, 5: 4-8.

EDWARDS, R.T., BLIGH, J., 1994.  Economic Evaluation of Drugs: helping GPs to interpret the evidence for themselves.  Education for General Practice, 5: 34–37.
WALLEY, T. and EDWARDS, R., 1993. Health Economics in Primary Care in the UK. PharmacoEconomics, 3(2), pp. 100-106.

Book Chapters


Edwards RT. (2003) Health. In: Osmond, J. and Jones, B.J. (Eds.) Birth of Welsh Democracy: The first term of the National Assembly for Wales. Cardiff: Institute of Welsh Affairs, pp. 115-130.

Edwards RT. and Boland, A. Health Impact Assessment and Health Economics. In: British Medical Association (Ed.) Health and Environmental Impact Assessment: An integrated approach. London: (1997) Earthscan.

Edwards RT. (1995) Pharmacoeconomics in prescribing in general practice. In: Harris, C. (Ed.) Prescribing in General Practice. Radcliff Medical Press: Oxford.

Edwards RT.  (1994) An economic perspective of the Salisbury Waiting List Points Scheme.  In: Malek, M. (Ed.) Setting priorities in health care. Chichester: John Wiley and Sons.

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