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Gemma Shields is a Lecturer at the University of Manchester, focusing on the design and implementation of economic evaluations in mental health and chronic disabilities. She is a member of the i3HS Hub and course lead of the economic evaluation course unit on the Master of Public Health.

Research interests

Gemma works on a number of integrated clinical and economic evaluations of health technologies, with a focus on mental health.

Current projects include:

  • Investigation of Attention Training Technique for people with Psychosis (iATTp). http://www.psychosisresearch.com/research-iattp/

  • Improving prediction of psychosis in ARMS using a clinically useful prognostic tool: IPPACT.

  • Randomised controlled trial of a new workshop programme offering information, empowerment and emotional support to parents of children recently diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (REACH-ASD). https://sites.manchester.ac.uk/reach-asd/

  • Communication-centered Parent-mediated treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder in South Asia (COMPASS).

  • The Resilience Hubs: A multi-site, mixed-methods evaluation of an NHS Outreach, Screening and Support Navigation service model to address the mental health needs of key workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Economic Evaluation in Health Care / Health Economics (POPH60092)

Gemma is the course lead for the Health Economics course unit available via the MPH by distance learning. The course enables participants to understand the principles of health economics, structure an economic evaluation and appraise and apply economic evaluation evidence to decision-making in practice.

Public Health Dissertation Supervisor

Applied PEP (APEP) Supervisor


Gemma runs a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course “Economic Evaluation in Healthcare: An Introduction” through the i3HS Hub. Please check the CPD catalogue for further details https://catalogue.manchester.ac.uk/browse/i3hs/

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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  • Best Oral Abstract (BACPR 2021)

    Shields, Gemma (Recipient), 8 Oct 2021

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)