HEDS is part of the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield. We undertake research, teaching, training and consultancy on all aspects of health related decision science, with a particular emphasis on health economics, HTA and evidence synthesis.

Monday, 4 July 2016

HEDS Research in the news and social media

We are already halfway through 2016 - where has the first half gone already - and thought it would be good to show where some of HEDS research has been featuring across the web. In the last six months our research and colleagues have had 1,286 mentions across the web according to Altmetric.com. We have featured on 24 news platforms, 10 blogs as well as cited in a policy document. We've also been cited in five Wikipedia entries as well as just over 1,211 Tweets. That said, the data does not tell a whole picture, as we are only able to track our research, or research HEDS colleagues are involved in via tracking things such as DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers), PMIDs, ISBNs among other things. No doubt we are big news in Guatemala right now and just don't know about it.


Where HEDS have been talked about on the web

Our work with ScHARR public health colleagues on alcohol policy has again featured widely on the web with our PLoS Medicine article 'Estimated Effects of Different Alcohol Taxation and Price Policies on Health Inequalities' was picked up by Science Daily, Medical News Today and EurekAlert! among others. The Sheffield Alcohol Research Group also gained coverage for their paper: Developing a Social Practice-Based Typology of British Drinking Culture 2009-2011: Implications for Alcohol Policy Analysis. The research was covered in The Conversation with a piece from our public health colleague Dr John Holmes as well as the online research news sites Futurity and EuerkaAlert!

We were able to see some of our older research cited as a HTA report co-authored by Professor Simon Dixon on Psychological Treatment for Insomnia in the Regulation of Long-Term Hypnotic Drug Use gained . The report has now been cited on the Wiukipedia entries for Zopiclone and for Benzodiazepine Dependence. A piece published on The Huffington Post about treating insomnia also cited the report in June, as did the website Psychology Today.


Andrew Booth's Altmetrics
Andrew Booth's Systematic Review paper
Finally Dr Andrew Booth's paper; Searching for Qualitative Research for Inclusion in Systematic Reviews: a Structured Methodological Review received a lot of attention on Twitter. The paper which was published in May received attention in Ireland, Canada, Australia and Spain in addition to other countries.

The mentioned publications can be sourced below.

Estimated Effects of Different Alcohol Taxation and Price Policies on Health Inequalities
http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1001963

Developing a Social Practice-Based Typology of British Drinking Culture 2009-2011: Implications for Alcohol Policy Analysis
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/add.13397/abstract;jsessionid=87B5EE94F7C303CA3CBD8C617F156148.f02t02

Psychological Treatment for Insomnia in the Regulation of Long-Term Hypnotic Drug Use
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14960254

Searching for Qualitative Research for Inclusion in Systematic Reviews: a Structured Methodological Review
http://systematicreviewsjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13643-016-0249-x