Professor Rumona Dickson works at the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Psychology, Health and Society and Director of the Liverpool Reviews and Implementation Group (LRiG). The group was established in 2001 and is one of nine research groups in the UK that carry out health technology appraisals to inform health policy development, including those carried out by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). This includes reviewing research related to the clinical- and cost-effectiveness of new treatments.
In addition, Rumona works with a variety of review groups conducting reviews of both qualitative and quantitative research. She has worked in the area of conducting and teaching students how to conduct systematic reviews for more than 15 years. She is a very strong advocate of the value of using systematic review methodology as part of academic submissions for postgraduate degrees. To support this, her research group published ‘Doing a systematic review: A student’s guide’ in 2014 to support students wanting to conduct systematic reviews. Rumona is a dissertation advisor for online Master of Public Health students.