Professor Olivia Wu

  • Professor in Health Technology Assessment (Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment)
  • Associate (School of Medicine)

telephone: 01413303296
email: Olivia.Wu@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Olivia is the Deputy Director of the HEHTA Research Unit, where she also leads the Evidence Synthesis Research Programme. She has a BSc(Hons) in Pharmacy, MSc in Clinical Pharmacology and PhD in Public Health and Health Economics.

Olivia's research interest in health technology assessment methodologies focuses on the areas of evidence synthesis (including systematic review and meta-analysis of aggregate and individual patient data; direct, indirect and networked evidence), risk prediction modelling and economic evaluation. She has undertaken research in a variety of clinical areas including cardiovascular disease, haematology, obstetrics and gynaecology, and rheumatology.

In addition to her research, Olivia serves as members of Technology Appraisal Committee for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the Health Service and Population Health Research Committee for the Chief Scientist Office (CSO) Scotland. She is also health economics advisor to the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN).

Grants

Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • Web-based Physiotherapy for people with Multiple Sclerosis (WEB-PaMS)
    Multiple Sclerosis Society
    2015 - 2016
     
  • Estimating Cost Effectiveness for Screening Strategies for Hepatitis B, C and HIV Infection in different populations in Europe
    European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    2015 - 2015
     
  • Individual interventions after testing for HIV to reduce risky sexual behaviour in men who have sex with men (MSM): A mixed method systematic review
    National Institute for Health Research
    2014 - 2015
     
  • Selling Scottish Stroke Services in an International Context
    Chest, Heart & Stroke, Scotland
    2014 - 2015
     
  • A very early rehabilitation trial after stroke (AVERT): A phase 3, multicentre, randomised controlled trial
    National Institute for Health Research
    2013 - 2016
     
  • Health Economics Assessment of GOLD acute Stroke Technology
    Scottish Executive Health Department
    2013 - 2013
     
  • Cancer and Venous Access (CAVA) - a three way randomised controlled trial of long-term venous access devices for the delivery of chemotherapy.
    National Institute for Health Research
    2013 - 2018
     
  • Cancer and Venous Access (CAVA) - a three way randomised controlled trial of long-term venous access devices for the delivery of chemotherapy.
    National Institute for Health Research
    2013 - 2018
     
  • Costs and complications of diabetes - investigation in a comprehensive national diabetes register
    Medical Research Council
    2012 - 2015
     
  • Randomised controlled trial on the efficacy and mechanism of action of gabapentin for the management of chronic pelvic pain in women
    Scottish Executive Health Department
    2012 - 2014
     
  • Estimating Cost Effectiveness for Screening Strategies for Hepatitis B, C and HIV Infection in different populations in Europe
    European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
    2011 - 2013
     
  • A prospective randomised trial of myomectomy versus uterine artery embolisation (UAE) for women with uterine fibroids who wish to retain or improve their fertility (FEMME)
    National Institute for Health Research
    2011 - 2018
     
  • Port-a-cath and Hickman line devices for chemotherapy delivery: a feasibility study to measure clinical outcomes and health economic data prior to a randomised controlled trial.
    Scottish Executive Health Department
    2011 - 2013
     
  • Economic impact of occupational health case managers.
    NHS Tayside
    2010 - 2010
     
  • Economic impact of occupational health case managers.
    Occupational Health and Safety Executive
    2010 - 2010
     
  • A Very Early Rehabilitation Trial (AVERT) UK
    Stroke Association
    2010 - 2012
     
  • Implementation of complex interventions in stroke
    Stroke Association
    2009 - 2012
     
  • A multi-centre randomised controlled trial of very early mobilisation after stroke (AVERT) in Scotland
    Scottish Government Health Directorates
    2009 - 2010
     
  • A multi-centre randomised controlled trial of very early mobilisation after stroke (AVERT) in Scotland
    Chest, Heart & Stroke, Scotland
    2008 - 2010
     
  • Stock-take of guidance and audit relating to venous thrombosis prevention & treatment in NHS Scotland
    NHS Quality Improvement Scotland
    2008 - 2009
     
  • Health Economics and Disease Registries
    University of Massachusetts Medical School
    2008 - 2010
     
  • Long term (3-5 years) follow up and MRI imaging of the REST cohort trial
    Scottish Executive Health Department
    2007 - 2009
     
  • Health Economics and Disease Registries
    University of Massachusetts Medical School
    2006 - 2008