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James Shearer

Dr James Shearer

Lecturer in Health Economics

Research interests

  • Psychology

Biography

James Shearer joined King’s Health Economics in February 2013 following posts at the Health Economics Group at the University of Exeter, and the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.  James works in a joint post providing health economics consultancy for the Research Design Service, London as well developing a program of work at King’s Health Economics.  His areas of research interest are in the application of economic evaluation techniques in the addictions and neurological disorders, including trial design, outcome valuation, costing methodology, and modelling methodology.

Research Interests

  • Health Economics  
  • Economic Evaluation 
  • Economic Modelling 

Teaching

James is the Health Economics module lead at the Masters of Public Health taught at the School of Public Health and Environmental Sciences.

Research

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King's Health Economics

King's Health Economics, led by Professor Sarah Byford (Director), and Dr Barbara Barrett (Deputy Director), consists of a team of health economists with expertise in designing and conducting high quality economic evaluations of healthcare programmes and policies that contribute to healthcare policy and practice in the UK and abroad. 

alcohol and military
Alcohol Dependence and Adherence to Medications (ADAM)

Alcohol dependence causes considerable physical and mental health problems;

Project status: Ongoing

supervised methadone treatment saves lives
TIES Project

Telephone delivered Incentives for Encouraging adherence to Supervised methadone consumption:development and feasibility study clinical and cost effectiveness.

Project status: Ongoing

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DISCOVER Research Group

Discover Research Group

Secondary school
Brief Educational workshops in Secondary Schools Trial (BESST)

A clinical trial designed to understand whether the DISCOVER workshop programme can positively impact the mental health of 16-18-year-old sixth-form students.

Project status: Ongoing

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Developing a question to identify gambling harms to individuals or affected others and piloting it in three local authorities

We will test a question that we hope will enable people identified as affected by gambling harms to help to get the support they need.

Project status: Completed

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Research on Gambling Harms Group

Research studies focusing on gambling and potential related harms

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Supporting Parents And Kids Through Lockdown Experiences (SPARKLE) Trial

A randomised control trial evaluating whether a digital public health parenting intervention can help parents to manage their children’s behaviour problems.

Project status: Ongoing

diabetes
Pre-pregnancy Care for Women with Type 2 Diabetes

The PREPARED study is an integrated primary care-based programme of pre-pregnancy care to improve pregnancy outcomes in women with type 2 diabetes.

Project status: Ongoing

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King’s Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR)

The King’s Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR), King’s College London, is the leading civilian UK centre of excellence for military health research.

News

Research about the economics of implementing new clinical pathways in the NHS wins King's Outstanding Thesis Award

Dr Tiago Duarte de Oliveira Rua has been awarded a 2021 King’s Outstanding Thesis Award for his doctoral research conducted at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS...

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Research

iStock-KHE 1800
King's Health Economics

King's Health Economics, led by Professor Sarah Byford (Director), and Dr Barbara Barrett (Deputy Director), consists of a team of health economists with expertise in designing and conducting high quality economic evaluations of healthcare programmes and policies that contribute to healthcare policy and practice in the UK and abroad. 

alcohol and military
Alcohol Dependence and Adherence to Medications (ADAM)

Alcohol dependence causes considerable physical and mental health problems;

Project status: Ongoing

supervised methadone treatment saves lives
TIES Project

Telephone delivered Incentives for Encouraging adherence to Supervised methadone consumption:development and feasibility study clinical and cost effectiveness.

Project status: Ongoing

780x450 depression-lonely-web
DISCOVER Research Group

Discover Research Group

Secondary school
Brief Educational workshops in Secondary Schools Trial (BESST)

A clinical trial designed to understand whether the DISCOVER workshop programme can positively impact the mental health of 16-18-year-old sixth-form students.

Project status: Ongoing

abstract-gambling harms-780
Developing a question to identify gambling harms to individuals or affected others and piloting it in three local authorities

We will test a question that we hope will enable people identified as affected by gambling harms to help to get the support they need.

Project status: Completed

abstract-gambling harms-780
Research on Gambling Harms Group

Research studies focusing on gambling and potential related harms

sparkle logo
Supporting Parents And Kids Through Lockdown Experiences (SPARKLE) Trial

A randomised control trial evaluating whether a digital public health parenting intervention can help parents to manage their children’s behaviour problems.

Project status: Ongoing

diabetes
Pre-pregnancy Care for Women with Type 2 Diabetes

The PREPARED study is an integrated primary care-based programme of pre-pregnancy care to improve pregnancy outcomes in women with type 2 diabetes.

Project status: Ongoing

pexels-imprensa-agruban®-10501127
King’s Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR)

The King’s Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR), King’s College London, is the leading civilian UK centre of excellence for military health research.

News

Research about the economics of implementing new clinical pathways in the NHS wins King's Outstanding Thesis Award

Dr Tiago Duarte de Oliveira Rua has been awarded a 2021 King’s Outstanding Thesis Award for his doctoral research conducted at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS...

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust