Dr Rafael Venson

  • Lecturer in Forensic Toxicology/Pharmacology (Forensic Medicine)

telephone: 01413306639
email: Rafael.Venson@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

I joined the Department of Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment (HEHTA) as a Trainee Health Economist in July 2018. I have a Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) degree from the Federal University of Paraná - Brazil, a Master of Research (MRes) in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the same Institution, and a PhD in Forensic Medicine and Science from the University of Glasgow, obtained in 2018.

After 8 years involved in Forensics, working at the Scientific Police in Brazil and at the University of Glasgow, I decided to get out of the Laboratory and go back to explore and contribute to the field of Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment.

I always try to keep myself busy with other activities, and I am currently the co-chair for the Athena Swan LGBTQ+ Working Group.

Please find more about my research interests below. Feel free to contact me via e-mail or Twitter.


Research interests

I am interested in health economics and health technology assessment, mainly:

  • economic evaluations, including economic evaluation alongside clinical trials;
  • modelling methods for economics evaluation;
  • evidence sysnthesis, including systematic review and meta-analysis.

I previously worked on the assessment of health technologies for rheumatoid arthritis, chronic hepatitis B, and diabetes type 1. Most recently I have been involved in a costing study of in-vitro fertilisation in Scotland funded by the Scottish Government. My next research projects will assess dyadic developmental psychotherapy and the use of anticoagulants by stroke patients.

Before joining HEHTA, I worked in academia and in the Scientific Police, where I also did research on forensic toxicology, mainly focusing on hollow-fibre liquid-phase microextraction (HF-LPME) methods to detect drugs in biological samples.


Publications

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Jump to: 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009
Number of items: 19.

2019

Venson, R. , Korb, A.-S. and Cooper, G. (2019) A review of the application of hollow-fiber liquid-phase microextraction in bioanalytical methods - a systematic approach with focus on forensic toxicology. Journal of Chromatography B, 1108, pp. 32-53. (doi: 10.1016/j.jchromb.2019.01.006) (PMID:30682538)

2018

Araujo, A. G.S., Borba, H. H.L., Tonin, F. S., Lenzi, L., Venson, R. , Pontarolo, R. and Wiens, A. (2018) Safety of biologics approved for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases: a disproportionality analysis from the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS). BioDrugs, 32(4), pp. 377-390. (doi: 10.1007/s40259-018-0285-2) (PMID:29873000)

2017

Nisbet, L. A., Venson, R. , Wylie, F. M. and Scott, K. S. (2017) Application of a urine and hair validated LC-MS-MS method to determine the effect of hair color on the incorporation of 25B-NBOMe, 25C-NBOMe and 25I-NBOMe into hair in the rat. Journal of Analytical Toxicology, 41(6), pp. 559-565. (doi: 10.1093/jat/bkx053) (PMID:28830123)

2013

Conegero Sanches, A. C., Correr, C. J., Venson, R. , Rodrigues Gonçalves, P., Martins Garcia, M., Piantavini, M. S. and Pontarolo, R. (2013) Insulin analogues versus human insulin in type 1 diabetes: direct and indirect meta-analyses of efficacy and safety. Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 49(3), pp. 501-509. (doi: 10.1590/s1984-82502013000300011)

Wiens, A., Lenzi, L., Venson, R. , Correr, C. J., Rotta, I., Pedroso, M. L. and Pontarolo, R. (2013) Comparative efficacy of oral nucleoside or nucleotide analog monotherapy used in chronic hepatitis B: a mixed-treatment comparison meta-analysis. Pharmacotherapy, 33(2), pp. 144-151. (doi: 10.1002/phar.1188) (PMID:23359454)

Venson, R. , Souza, A. W., Correr, C. J. and Pontarolo, R. (2013) Assessing efficacy, safety and tolerability of rituximab for rheumatoid arthritis: meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials. Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical Research Journal, 10(2), pp. 225-234. (doi: 10.19277/bbr.10.2.67)

Wiens, A., Lenzi, L., Venson, R. , Pedroso, M. L. A., Correr, C. J. and Pontarolo, R. (2013) Economic evaluation of treatments for chronic hepatitis B. Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 17(4), pp. 418-426. (doi: 10.1016/j.bjid.2012.12.005) (PMID:23849851)

2012

Venson, R. , Wiens, A., Correr, C. J. and Pontarolo, R. (2012) Efficacy, safety and tolerability of using abatacept for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 48(4), pp. 781-791. (doi: 10.1590/S1984-82502012000400022)

Wiens, A., Grochocki, M. C., Pontarolli, D. R. S., Venson, R. , Correr, C. J. and Pontarolo, R. (2012) Profile of users of anticytokines offered by the health care system in the state of Paraná for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia, 52(2), pp. 203-213. (doi: 10.1590/S0482-50042012000200005) (PMID:22460410)

Melchiors, A. C., Correr, C. J., Venson, R. and Pontarolo, R. (2012) An analysis of quality of systematic reviews on pharmacist health interventions. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 34(1), pp. 32-42. (doi: 10.1007/s11096-011-9592-0) (PMID:22183578)

2011

Sanches, A. C. C., Correr, C. J., Venson, R. and Pontarolo, R. (2011) Revisiting the efficacy of long-acting insulin analogues on adults with type 1 diabetes using mixed-treatment comparisons. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 94(3), pp. 333-339. (doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2011.09.001) (PMID:21992870)

Wiens, A., Venson, R. , Correr, C. J. and Pontarolo, R. (2011) Cost-effectiveness of telbivudine versus lamivudine for chronic hepatitis B. Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 15(3), pp. 225-230. (doi: 10.1016/S1413-8670(11)70180-5) (PMID:21670922)

Venson, R. , Wiens, A., Correr, C. J., Otuki, M. F., Grochocki, M. C., Pontarolli, D. R. S. and Pontarolo, R. (2011) Avaliação econômica das anticitocinas adalimumabe, etanercepte e infliximabe no tratamento da artrite reumatoide no Estado do Paraná = Economic evaluation of anticitokines adalimumab, etanercept and infliximab for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in Paraná State, Brazil. Physis, 21(2), pp. 359-376. (doi: 10.1590/S0103-73312011000200002)

2010

Wiens, A., Correr, C. J., Venson, R. , Otuki, M. F. and Pontarolo, R. (2010) A systematic review and meta-analysis of the efficacy and safety of adalimumab for treating rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatology International, 30(8), pp. 1063-1070. (doi: 10.1007/s00296-009-1111-4) (PMID:19707765)

Wiens, A., Venson, R. , Correr, C. J., Otuki, M. F. and Pontarolo, R. (2010) Meta-analysis of the efficacy and safety of adalimumab, etanercept, and infliximab for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Pharmacotherapy, 30(4), pp. 339-353. (doi: 10.1592/phco.30.4.339) (PMID:20334454)

2009

Lenzi, L., Venson, R. and Pontarolo, R. (2009) Projeto de educação e informação da gerência geral de monitoramento e fiscalização de propaganda, publicidade, promoção e informação de produtos sujeitos à vigilância sanitária: um relato sobre as atividades desenvolvidas pela UFPR e seu impacto = Education project and information of the general management pf monitoring and propaganda fiscalization, publicity, promotion and informacion of products subject to the sanitary surveillance: a report about the activities developed by UFPR and its impact. Visão Acadêmica, 10(2), pp. 89-99. (doi: 10.5380/acd.v10i2.21338)

Wiens, A., Correr, C. J., Venson, R. , Grochocki, M. C., Otuki, M. F. and Pontarolo, R. (2009) A meta-analysis of the efficacy and safety of using infliximab for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Clinical Rheumatology, 28(12), pp. 1365-1373. (doi: 10.1007/s10067-009-1233-9) (PMID:19771491)

Correr, C. J., Pontarolo, R., de Paula e Souza, R. A., Venson, R. , Melchiors, A. C. and Wiens, A. (2009) Effect of a pharmaceutical care program on quality of life and satisfaction with pharmacy services in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 45(4), pp. 809-817. (doi: 10.1590/S1984-82502009000400027)

Wiens, A., Correr, C. J., Pontarolo, R., Venson, R. , Quinalha, J. V. and Otuki, M. F. (2009) A systematic review and meta-analysis of the efficacy and safety of etanercept for treating rheumatoid arthritis. Scandinavian Journal of Immunology, 70(4), pp. 337-344. (doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3083.2009.02296.x) (PMID:19751268)

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Jump to: Articles
Number of items: 19.

Articles

Venson, R. , Korb, A.-S. and Cooper, G. (2019) A review of the application of hollow-fiber liquid-phase microextraction in bioanalytical methods - a systematic approach with focus on forensic toxicology. Journal of Chromatography B, 1108, pp. 32-53. (doi: 10.1016/j.jchromb.2019.01.006) (PMID:30682538)

Araujo, A. G.S., Borba, H. H.L., Tonin, F. S., Lenzi, L., Venson, R. , Pontarolo, R. and Wiens, A. (2018) Safety of biologics approved for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases: a disproportionality analysis from the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS). BioDrugs, 32(4), pp. 377-390. (doi: 10.1007/s40259-018-0285-2) (PMID:29873000)

Nisbet, L. A., Venson, R. , Wylie, F. M. and Scott, K. S. (2017) Application of a urine and hair validated LC-MS-MS method to determine the effect of hair color on the incorporation of 25B-NBOMe, 25C-NBOMe and 25I-NBOMe into hair in the rat. Journal of Analytical Toxicology, 41(6), pp. 559-565. (doi: 10.1093/jat/bkx053) (PMID:28830123)

Conegero Sanches, A. C., Correr, C. J., Venson, R. , Rodrigues Gonçalves, P., Martins Garcia, M., Piantavini, M. S. and Pontarolo, R. (2013) Insulin analogues versus human insulin in type 1 diabetes: direct and indirect meta-analyses of efficacy and safety. Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 49(3), pp. 501-509. (doi: 10.1590/s1984-82502013000300011)

Wiens, A., Lenzi, L., Venson, R. , Correr, C. J., Rotta, I., Pedroso, M. L. and Pontarolo, R. (2013) Comparative efficacy of oral nucleoside or nucleotide analog monotherapy used in chronic hepatitis B: a mixed-treatment comparison meta-analysis. Pharmacotherapy, 33(2), pp. 144-151. (doi: 10.1002/phar.1188) (PMID:23359454)

Venson, R. , Souza, A. W., Correr, C. J. and Pontarolo, R. (2013) Assessing efficacy, safety and tolerability of rituximab for rheumatoid arthritis: meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials. Biomedical and Biopharmaceutical Research Journal, 10(2), pp. 225-234. (doi: 10.19277/bbr.10.2.67)

Wiens, A., Lenzi, L., Venson, R. , Pedroso, M. L. A., Correr, C. J. and Pontarolo, R. (2013) Economic evaluation of treatments for chronic hepatitis B. Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 17(4), pp. 418-426. (doi: 10.1016/j.bjid.2012.12.005) (PMID:23849851)

Venson, R. , Wiens, A., Correr, C. J. and Pontarolo, R. (2012) Efficacy, safety and tolerability of using abatacept for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 48(4), pp. 781-791. (doi: 10.1590/S1984-82502012000400022)

Wiens, A., Grochocki, M. C., Pontarolli, D. R. S., Venson, R. , Correr, C. J. and Pontarolo, R. (2012) Profile of users of anticytokines offered by the health care system in the state of Paraná for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia, 52(2), pp. 203-213. (doi: 10.1590/S0482-50042012000200005) (PMID:22460410)

Melchiors, A. C., Correr, C. J., Venson, R. and Pontarolo, R. (2012) An analysis of quality of systematic reviews on pharmacist health interventions. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 34(1), pp. 32-42. (doi: 10.1007/s11096-011-9592-0) (PMID:22183578)

Sanches, A. C. C., Correr, C. J., Venson, R. and Pontarolo, R. (2011) Revisiting the efficacy of long-acting insulin analogues on adults with type 1 diabetes using mixed-treatment comparisons. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 94(3), pp. 333-339. (doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2011.09.001) (PMID:21992870)

Wiens, A., Venson, R. , Correr, C. J. and Pontarolo, R. (2011) Cost-effectiveness of telbivudine versus lamivudine for chronic hepatitis B. Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 15(3), pp. 225-230. (doi: 10.1016/S1413-8670(11)70180-5) (PMID:21670922)

Venson, R. , Wiens, A., Correr, C. J., Otuki, M. F., Grochocki, M. C., Pontarolli, D. R. S. and Pontarolo, R. (2011) Avaliação econômica das anticitocinas adalimumabe, etanercepte e infliximabe no tratamento da artrite reumatoide no Estado do Paraná = Economic evaluation of anticitokines adalimumab, etanercept and infliximab for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in Paraná State, Brazil. Physis, 21(2), pp. 359-376. (doi: 10.1590/S0103-73312011000200002)

Wiens, A., Correr, C. J., Venson, R. , Otuki, M. F. and Pontarolo, R. (2010) A systematic review and meta-analysis of the efficacy and safety of adalimumab for treating rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatology International, 30(8), pp. 1063-1070. (doi: 10.1007/s00296-009-1111-4) (PMID:19707765)

Wiens, A., Venson, R. , Correr, C. J., Otuki, M. F. and Pontarolo, R. (2010) Meta-analysis of the efficacy and safety of adalimumab, etanercept, and infliximab for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Pharmacotherapy, 30(4), pp. 339-353. (doi: 10.1592/phco.30.4.339) (PMID:20334454)

Lenzi, L., Venson, R. and Pontarolo, R. (2009) Projeto de educação e informação da gerência geral de monitoramento e fiscalização de propaganda, publicidade, promoção e informação de produtos sujeitos à vigilância sanitária: um relato sobre as atividades desenvolvidas pela UFPR e seu impacto = Education project and information of the general management pf monitoring and propaganda fiscalization, publicity, promotion and informacion of products subject to the sanitary surveillance: a report about the activities developed by UFPR and its impact. Visão Acadêmica, 10(2), pp. 89-99. (doi: 10.5380/acd.v10i2.21338)

Wiens, A., Correr, C. J., Venson, R. , Grochocki, M. C., Otuki, M. F. and Pontarolo, R. (2009) A meta-analysis of the efficacy and safety of using infliximab for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Clinical Rheumatology, 28(12), pp. 1365-1373. (doi: 10.1007/s10067-009-1233-9) (PMID:19771491)

Correr, C. J., Pontarolo, R., de Paula e Souza, R. A., Venson, R. , Melchiors, A. C. and Wiens, A. (2009) Effect of a pharmaceutical care program on quality of life and satisfaction with pharmacy services in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 45(4), pp. 809-817. (doi: 10.1590/S1984-82502009000400027)

Wiens, A., Correr, C. J., Pontarolo, R., Venson, R. , Quinalha, J. V. and Otuki, M. F. (2009) A systematic review and meta-analysis of the efficacy and safety of etanercept for treating rheumatoid arthritis. Scandinavian Journal of Immunology, 70(4), pp. 337-344. (doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3083.2009.02296.x) (PMID:19751268)

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Supervision

    I am currently interested in co-supervising master's degree students, and would welcome enquiries in relevant areas of research, such as:

    • the assessment of health technologies for acute or chronic conditions;
    • economic evaluations;
    • evidence sysnthesis.

    I would be happy to discuss proposals.

Teaching

More recently, I have been mainly involved in:

  • MSc in Health Technology Assessment: designing and delivering two lectures in the Data Science module;
  • MSc in Forensic Toxicology: designing and delivering a lecture in Mass Spectra Intepretation;
  • tutoring in the Decision Analytic Modelling for Economic Evaluation and Evidence Synthesis CPD courses, both hosted by HEHTA; 
  • moderating discussion forums in the Massive Open Online Course (on FutureLearn.com) in Health Technology Assessment;
  • designing and delivering an e-seminar in Advance in Forensics and Toxicology e-Seminar Series, available online.

Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2017: Experimental Design and Impact on Toxicology (EDIT) Award (The Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT))

Professional & learned societies

  • 2019 - 2020: Co-chair, Athena Swan LGBTQ+ Working Group at the Institute of Health and Wellbeing
  • 2018: Member, ISPOR (International Society For Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research) Latin America Consortium Publications Committee
  • 2016: Member, BrMASS (Brazilian Society of Mass Spectrometry)
  • 2016: Member, ABEP-UK (The Association of Brazilian Post-graduation Students and Researchers in the United Kingdom)
  • 2010 - 2013: Forensic Toxicology representative, Group of Strategic Planning of the Secretariat of Public Safety
  • 2011 - 2013: Police (GO) representative, Special Committee for Missing and Dead People Victims of Political Oppression (Araguaia Project) of the Secretariat of Human Rights of the Presidency of Brazil
  • 2011 - 2018: Member, The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists – TIAFT

Selected international presentations

  • 2018: 7th COSIMP - Mercosul's Pharmaceutical Sciences Congress (Brazil)
  • 2011: III Symposium of Hospital Pharmacy (Brazil)
  • 2010: X Pharmaceutical Sciences Students Symposium (Brazil)
  • 2009: VII Rheumatology Conference of Espírito Santo (Brazil)
  • 2009: XVII Jornada do Cone-sul de Reumatologia (Brazil)