James undertakes research as part of the Health Technology Assessment Group, with specific expertise in evidence synthesis methods and evidence synthesis dissemination. His research has led to collaboration across multiple NHS, local and regional council and third practice sector groups. James is also a member of the Health Informatics Team where he teaches on the Masters in Health Informatics.
James has published work on a wide range of clinical areas in regards to evidence synthesis. James’s recent project of Rapid Conversion Evidence Summaries has facilitated multiple members of staff to publish on a wide range of clinical subjects. For the full output list from this project please click here
James comes from a Sports Science and Physiotherapy background where he has undertaken a Degree in both subjects. After qualifying as a Physiotherapist James worked for two years managing an exercise referral scheme, setting up new pathways and data management strategies within the service. James started working at the University of Central Lancashire within the Health and Social Care Foundation Degree. Within this team he helped set up and design the Access Course to Health and Social Care. This course was extremely successful, achieving 93%+ retention within the first three years of running the course. Alongside this role James was also the learning technology lead within the School where he successfully helped to roll out on line marking for all courses, a new referencing standard and new customer management system across the University. James has now moved to the Health Technology Assessment Group where he manages and facilitates the undertaking of systematic reviews in a wide range of clinical areas. He is also the project lead for the Rapid Conversion of Evidence Summaries project. James works with 60 members across the North West producing and facilitating commentaries on evidence synthesis and providing help and support for the implementation of this evidence into practice.