Meet the team
Dr Peter Hall
Dr Peter Hall is an academic Medical Oncologist with a research interest in and Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment in Cancer.
The focus of his research is on the development of improved methods for efficient research design, cost-effectiveness analysis and the measurement of clinical and socioeconomic outcomes using data obtained from research and routinely collected within the NHS.
He is Chief Investigator, clinical Co-Investigator or lead Health Economist on a number of clinical trials and methodological research projects. He leads the Health Economics Group within the University of Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit. He is a Visiting Associate Professor of Health Economics at the Academic Unit of Health Economics, University of Leeds where he completed a PhD in health economic modelling. He is a NICE Appraisal Committee member and advises the Innovative Healthcare Delivery Programme Scotland at the Farr Institute. He treats patients with breast cancer at the Edinburgh Cancer Centre.
Professor Brian McKinstry
Professor McKinstry is a general practitioner and Professor of Primary Care eHealth. He leads the Telescot research programme, as well as the Edinburgh Health Services Research Unit and SHARE (the Scottish Health Research Register).
Karen Seditas joined the Innovative Healthcare Delivery Programme (IHDP) as Programme Manager in September 2016, and is seconded from Cancer Research UK (CRUK). Karen’s role with IHDP includes managing the development and delivery of a Scottish Cancer Intelligence Framework.
Karen has over fifteen years’ experience as a senior manager within the third and public sectors, latterly with a focus on innovating in Knowledge Exchange for social policy and practice. Previously, Karen worked with the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships at the University of Edinburgh where she devised and led collaborations to develop innovative ways of enabling and supporting evidence-informed practice and policy. Through partnership projects with third and public sector organisations, and with What Works Scotland, she led the development of the Evidence Bank model to support taking evidence into action.
Professor Mary Wells
Mary is the Professor of Cancer Nursing Research and Practice at NMAHP RU, University of Stirling and is a cancer nurse with a clinical academic background in health services research within oncology. Her research is mainly focussed on the supportive care of people with cancer and in particular the needs, experiences and outcomes of people who have completed treatment. Mary works closely with a number of cancer charities with a major interest in improving experiences, outcomes and cancer care practice. She was a member of the Executive Board of the European Oncology Nursing Society (EONS) from 2009 - 2015(and Secretary from 2011-2015) and she is currentlyco-chair of theEONS Research Working Group.Since 2009 she has been a Specialist Advisor to the leading cancer charity Macmillan Cancer Support and the Consequences of Cancer Treatment Collaborative and she is on the Clinical Advisory Board of the Throat Cancer Foundation In 2016 Mary was appointed as a Trustee of HealthTalk (previously DiPeX) www.healthtalk.org She has been a member of the NCRI Psychosocial Oncology and Survivorship Clinical Studies Group (CSG) since 2013 and has led the Interventions sub-group since 2015. She is also a member of the survivorship sub-group of the Head & Neck CSG.