Joanna Thompson-Coon began working for the Peninsula Technology Assessment Group (PenTAG) at the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry in October 2004 and was involved in producing technology assessment reports for NICE and the HTA Program for approximately five years. He now leads the Evidence Synthesis Team within PenCLAHRC where he is involved in producing systematic reviews to inform locally relevant evidence-based practice. The Evidence Synthesis Team plays an integral role in the identification and prioritization of research projects for development within the South West Peninsula in the UK. Thompson-Coon graduated with an honors degree in pharmacology from the University of Leeds in July 1992. From 1993 to 1997, he was employed as a Research Assistant at a large Respiratory Medicine Department at a Teaching Hospital in Nottingham. He was also involved in designing and conducting numerous clinical trials (phase I to IV) on patients with asthma and on healthy volunteers. Thompson-Coon gained his Ph.D. degree in 1998. Before joining PenTAG, he spent three years as a Research Fellow in complementary medicine performing systematic reviews of the safety, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness of herbal medicine.
Biography Updated on 19 July 2011