Carolyn Czoski-Murray

Carolyn Czoski-Murray


Carolyn is a Senior Research Fellow in Applied Health  She is an applied health researcher  with over 25 years experience in Health Services Research/Applied Health across a range of methodologies including systematic reviews, qualitative and mixed methods approaches. She collaborates and leads on a wide portfolio of research. She has been principal and co-investigator on a number of research studies funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Charitable Trusts and commercial organisations.  She has a particular interest in patient valuation of condition specific health outcome measures, diagnostic test evaluation, evidence for disinvestment in health care technologies and the contribution of patients and the public in developing and delivering research.

Current and previous roles: Carolyn has been Senior Research Fellow in Applied Health Research since November 2009.  She acts as a deputy to the Divisional Lead for Health Research. In her previous post she was as the Director (Sheffield) of the Review Body for Interventional Procedures (NICE). This role included proving methodological advice and guidance on the use of evidence in decision making.  She has been a peer reviewer for NIHR for the past 15 years.  

Research Fellow, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield. Feb 1998-Nov 2009.

Research Associate, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield. April 1995-Feb 1998.

Prior to 1995 \n Various nursing posts in Edinburgh and Sheffield.


  • Programme Lead MSc Health Informatics

Research interests

Current research interests: Methodological development in applied health research: Diagnostic test evaluation \n Evidence for disinvestment decisions in health care.

Current and recent research\n: P. Conaghan, (CI) S. Kingsbury, M. Stone, C. Czoski Murray, C. Smith, R. West, et al. Is it safe to completely disinvest in total hip and knee arthroplasty follow-up or will this expose people to harm? HS&DR: 14/70/146 - c£1m.

December 2016-19: A House (CI) M Crawford, C Czoski-Murray, E Guthrie, M Fossey, J Hewison, C Hulme, C Smith, P Trigwell, S Tubeuf, R West Liaison Psychiatry: Measurement And Evaluation of Service Types, Referral patterns and Outcomes LP-MAESTRO NIHR HS&DR Project13/58/08 - £1.104m 2015-2018

Collaboratively developed a utility measure for use with patients with Pressure Ulcers (bed sores) as part of an NIHR Programme Grant led by Prof Jane Nixon. 

HS&DR (2013-2016) (C-Investigator) Community Intra Venous Antibiotic Service. PI Dr Jane Minton.

PGfAR ( 2011) Development grant (Co- Investigator) Prospective comparative evaluation of alternative vascular service models in the UK NHS. PI Prof Julian Scott. 


  • HSR & TA:. MSc. Sheffield, 2004  
  • MA. Edinburgh University, 1980
  • RGN: Lothian College of Nursing and Midwifery, 1986
  • PGCE: Education. Edinburgh 1981.

Student education

Programme Lead MSc Health Informatics. Teaches across the programme. Module lead for Health Economics MEDR5260M. (Lectures and seminars)

Leads the Teaching and Learning working group within the Division of Health Research. MBChB: RESII: RESIII: Project Preparation: Evaluation methods (lecture and seminar)  SAFER Medic. She is a personal tutor to MBChB and PGT students. 

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
  • Health Services Research Division
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