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

How should the value attributes of novel antibiotics be considered in reimbursement decision making?
Morton Alec, Colson Abigail, Leporowski Axel, Trett Anna, Bhatti Taimur, Laxminarayan Ramanan
Medical Decision Making Policy & Practice (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1177/2381468319892237
Incorporating dependence in risk assessments of future antibiotic resistance : Eliciting and modelling probabilistic dependence
Colson Abigail, Werner Christoph, Bedford Tim
INFORMS Healthcare 2019 (2019)
Quantifying uncertainty about future antimicrobial resistance : comparing structured expert judgment and statistical forecasting methods
Colson Abigail R, Megiddo Itamar, Alvarez-Uria Gerardo, Gandra Sumanth, Bedford Tim, Morton Alec, Cooke Roger M, Laxminarayan Ramanan
PLOS One Vol 14, pp. e0219190 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0219190
Quantifying uncertainty about future antimicrobial resistance : comparing structured expert judgement and statistical forecasting methods
Colson Abigail
Scenario Planning and Foresight 2018 (2018)
Expert elicitation : using the classical model to validate experts' judgments
Colson Abigail R, Cooke Roger M
Review of Environmental Economics and Policy Vol 12, pp. 113–132 (2018)
https://doi.org/10.1093/reep/rex022
Quantifying uncertainty about future antimicrobial resistance
Colson Abigail, Megiddo Itamar, Alvarez-Uria Gerardo, Gandra Sumanth, Bedford Tim, Morton Alexander David, Laxminarayan Ramanan
DRIVE-AB Final Conference: Revitalizing the antibiotic pipeline (2017)

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Professional activities

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
Estimating future antimicrobial resistance in Europe with structured expert judgement
Speaker
27/4/2017
The Classical Method
Speaker
26/8/2016

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Projects

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
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

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