Marta Soares
Senior Research Fellow

Profile

Biography

Marta Soares joined the Team for Economic Evaluation and Health Technology Assessment (TEEHTA) in 2009. She holds an MSc in Biostatistics awarded by the University of Lisbon in 2008. 

Between 2007 and 2009, Marta worked in the Department of Health Sciences (University of York) and previously in a health economics and health outcomes private consultancy company in Portugal (2003-2007). 

Marta's research interests are related to the development and application of statistical, econometric and decision analysis methods in all components of health technology assessment and value of further research analysis. 

Marta  currently serves as a member of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Technology Appraisal Committee. 

In 2014, Marta won the ISPOR Award for Excellence in Application of Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes Research. The award was given for the research paper: Methods to assess cost-effectiveness and value of further research when data are sparse: Negative-pressure wound therapy for severe pressure ulcers. Med Decis Making April 1 2013;33(3):415-436. Details of the paper can be downloaded from here

Research

Overview

  • The development and application of statistical, econometric and decision analysis methods in all components of health technology assessment and value of further research analysis. 

 

Projects

  • Methods for estimation of the NICE cost-effectiveness threshold Methodological research
  • NICE STA: Fingolimod for the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (http://guidance.nice.org.uk/TA/Wave20/71)
  • The  clinical and cost-effectiveness of technologies used to visualise the seizure focus in people with refractory epilepsy being considered for surgery: a systematic review and decision analytical model
  • Informing a decision framework for when NICE should recommend the use of health technologies only in the context of an appropriately designed programme of evidence development (http://www.york.ac.uk/che/research/teams/teehta/workshops/only-in-research-workshop/ )
  • VenUS IV (Venous leg Ulcer Study IV): A randomised controlled trial of compression hosiery versus compression bandaging in the treatment of venous leg ulcers (http://www.hta.ac.uk/project/1766.asp)

Recently completed projects

  • NICE STA: Capecitabine for the treatment of advanced gastric cancer (http://www.hta.ac.uk/project/2174.asp)
  • NICE STA: Bevacuzimab in combination with taxanes for the treatment of HER2-negative 1st line metastatic breast cancer (http://guidance.nice.org.uk/TA/Wave21/7)
  • An evaluation of the feasibility, cost and value of information of a multicentre randomised controlled trial of intravenous immunoglobulin for sepsis (severe sepsis and septic shock) (http://www.hta.ac.uk/project/1814.asp)
  • VAC therapy for pressure ulcers: value of information analysis and feasibility study

Research group(s)

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Contact details

Marta Soares
Senior Research Fellow
Centre for Health Economics