Dr Abigail Colson

Lecturer

Management Science

Personal statement

I joined the University in March 2015, and I’m currently a Lecturer in the Department of Management Science at Strathclyde Business School. My work focuses on decision and uncertainty analysis, including the structuring, elicitation, and validation of expert judgements. Much of my work is in the field of public health, including program evaluation, cost-effectiveness and benefit-cost analysis, and prioritisation. I am particularly interested in health evaluation in low- and mid-income countries, where data is often sparse so needs to be supplemented with expert judgement. I also have a stream of work relating to antimicrobial resistance, including projecting future resistance rates and supporting economic analysis and health technology assessment of new antibiotics. I have worked on projects with government, industry, and third sector organisations from around the world.

I have a PhD in Management Science from the University of Strathclyde, which focused on using expert judgement in the context of public health. I also have an MPP from the University of Chicago and a BA in political science and environmental studies from American University.

Expertise

Has expertise in:

    • Structured expert judgement
    • Global health
    • Health economics

Publications

Antimicrobial resistance : is health technology assessment part of the solution or part of the problem?
Colson Abigail R, Morton Alec, Årdal Christine, Chalkidou Kalipso, Davies Sally C, Garrison Louis P, Jit Mark, Laxminarayan Ramanan, Megiddo Itamar, Morel Chantal M, Nonvignon Justice, Outterson Kevin, Rex John H, Sarker Abdur Razzaque, Sculpher Mark, Woods Beth, Xiao Yue
Value in Health (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jval.2021.06.002
Health systems, population and patient challenges for achieving universal health coverage for hypertension in Ghana
Koduah Augustina, Nonvignon Justice, Colson Abigail, Kurdi Amanj, Morton Alec, van der Meer Robert, Aryeetey Genevieve, Megiddo Itamar
Health Policy and Planning (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1093/heapol/czab088
Reference case methods for expert elicitation in healthcare decision making
Bojke Laura, Soares Marta O, Claxton Karl, Colson Abigail, Fox Aimée, Jackson Chris, Jankovic Dina, Morton Alec, Sharples Linda D, Taylor Andrea
Medical Decision Making, pp. 1-18 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1177/0272989X211028236
Developing a reference protocol for structured expert elicitation in health-care decision-making : a mixed-methods study
Bojke Laura, Soares Marta, Claxton Karl, Colson Abigail, Fox Aimée, Jackson Christopher, Jankovic Dina, Morton Alec, Sharples Linda, Taylor Andrea
Health Technology Assessment Vol 25, pp. 1-124 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.3310/hta25370
Expert knowledge elicitation on African Swine Fever and outdoor farming of pigs
Hart Andy, Rowe Gene, Bolger Fergus, Colson Abigail
EFSA Supporting Publications Vol 18 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.2903/sp.efsa.2021.EN-6595
Developing a training course in structured expert judgement
Bonanno Philip, Colson Abigail, French Simon
Expert Judgement in Risk and Decision Analysis (2021) (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-46474-5_14

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Professional activities

Introduction to the use of modelling in decision-making
Speaker
23/1/2021
World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress
Participant
8/11/2019
Structured Expert Judgment to estimate the probability of a major power system unreliability event
Contributor
5/3/2019
Pathways for Improvement in Health Delivery
Invited speaker
3/5/2018
Quantifying uncertainty about future antimicrobial resistance with structured expert judgment
Speaker
5/7/2017
Validating expert judgments and the Classical Model
Speaker
3/7/2017

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Projects

Credible routes to GB electricity system collapse and the impact of new demand (Supergen FlexiFund)
Colson, Abigail (Principal Investigator) Bedford, Tim (Co-investigator) Bell, Keith (Co-investigator)
10-Jan-2021 - 19-Jan-2022
Operationalising Universal Health Coverage for Non-Communicable Diseases in Ghana
Megiddo, Itamar (Principal Investigator) Colson, Abigail (Co-investigator) van der Meer, Robert (Co-investigator) Kurdi, Amanj (Co-investigator) Morton, Alec (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2019
EFSA EKE Training
Quigley, John (Principal Investigator) Colson, Abigail (Co-investigator)
27-Jan-2018 - 10-Jan-2019
Responsive Operational Research Facility (Full Stage)
Colson, Abigail (Principal Investigator) Morton, Alec (Principal Investigator) Megiddo, Itamar (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2021
Cost of psychological trauma in NHS staff
Colson, Abigail (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 15-Jan-2018
Estimating the Economic Value of Cognitive Benefits From Improved Breastfeeding
Colson, Abigail (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 01-Jan-2016

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