Professor Ken Stein

Professor Ken Stein

Professor of Public Health

Expertise

Public Health, Health Technology Assessment, Evidence Synthesis, Health Services Research

Biography

I graduated in Medicine from University of Bristol in 1987, then trained and worked as a general practitioner in Australia and Hampshire before specialising in public health medicine in Southampton. In 1999 I began work as a Consultant in Public Health Medicine at North and East Devon Health Authority, then Director of Public Health for Mid Devon Primary Care Trust. I combined this NHS work with academic work at the University of Exeter as founding Director of the Peninsula Technology Assessment Group (PenTAG), becoming a full time academic at Exeter in 2003. I was appointed to a Chair in Public Health in 2007.

Alongside my health services research within the University of Exeter, I have been involved in Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and development of national policy on the adoption of new treatments through NICE, where I was a member and vice chair of an Appraisal Committee for 15 years and remain part of their Scientific Advice Programme. I have been involved in the National Institute for Health Research HTA programme since its early years in the 1990s and am Editor in Chief of the monograph series Health Technology Assessment, which puts almost all of the programme’s commissioned work into the public domain. I’ve had a lot of experience in Evidence Synthesis through my work in HTA, the Cochrane Collaboration and PenARC’s Evidence Synthesis Team and was appointed as Director of the NIHR Systematic Review Programme in 2018. I previously worked as the Deputy Director of PenARC, where I had executive responsibility for the PenARC Evidence Synthesis Team and the Peninsula Collaboration for Operational Research and Development (PenCHORD).

Publications

Other team members

Sebastian Rabucha

Sebastian Rabucha

PenCHORD Honorary Associate Research Fellow
Andy Mayne

Andy Mayne

PenCHORD Honorary Associate Research Fellow
Amy  Heather

Amy Heather

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Elliott Coyne

Elliott Coyne

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Amy Coombe

Amy Coombe

PenARC Administrator
Dr Thomas Monks

Dr Thomas Monks

Associate Professor of Health Data Science
Chrissie Walker

Chrissie Walker

PenCHORD Research and Operations Manager
Dr Noreen Orr

Dr Noreen Orr

Research Fellow
Dr Mike Allen

Dr Mike Allen

Senior Research Fellow in Applied Healthcare Modelling and Data Science
Professor Martin Pitt

Professor Martin Pitt

Professor of Applied Healthcare Modelling and Data Science
Dr Rebecca Abbott

Dr Rebecca Abbott

Senior Research Fellow
Morwenna Rogers

Morwenna Rogers

Information Specialist
Rebecca Whear

Rebecca Whear

Research Fellow
Professor Jo Thompson-Coon

Professor Jo Thompson-Coon

Professor of Evidence Synthesis and Health Policy
Dr Harriet Hunt

Dr Harriet Hunt

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Alison Bethel

Alison Bethel

Information Specialist
Dr Daniel Chalk

Dr Daniel Chalk

Senior Research Fellow in Applied Healthcare Modelling and Analysis