Publications and Talks

A complete list of publications can be found on my university webpage, or google scholar. All my publications are open access, and are I have linked to the PDFs here.

I’ll write about each paper in more detail when I can, specifically about the process of doing each study (how long it took, who was involved, what went wrong etc.), rather than just the methods and results.

Recent publications

Young GJ*, Harrison S*, Turner EL, et al. (2017) Prostate-specific Antigen (PSA) testing of men in UK general practice: a 10-year longitudinal cohort study. BMJ Open. *Joint first author. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017729

Lewis SJ, Gardner M, Higgins JPT, Holly JMP, Gaunt TR, Perks CM, Turner SD, Rinaldi S, Thomas S, Harrison S, et al. (2017) Developing the WCRF International/University of Bristol methodology for identifying and carrying out systematic reviews of mechanisms of exposure-cancer associations. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. DOI: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-17-0232

Harrison S, Jones HE, Martin RM, Lewis SJ, Higgins JP (2017) The albatross plot: a novel graphical tool for presenting results of diversely reported studies in a systematic review. Res Synth Methods 8(3), 281-289. DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1239

Harrison S*, Lennon R*, Holly J, et al. (2017) Does milk intake promote prostate cancer initiation or progression via effects on insulin-like growth factors (IGFs)? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Cancer Causes Control 28(6), 497–528. *Joint first author. DOI: 10.1007/s10552-017-0883-1

Hunter B, Harrison S, Portela A, Bick D (2017) The effects of cash transfers and vouchers on the use and quality of maternity care services: A systematic review. PLoS One 12(3). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0173068

Harrison S, Tilling K, Turner EL, et al. (2016) Investigating the prostate specific antigen, body mass index and age relationship: is an age-BMI-adjusted PSA model clinically useful? Cancer Causes Control 27(12):1465–74. DOI: 10.1007/s10552-016-0827-1

Macarthur GJ, Harrison S, Caldwell DM, Hickman M, Campbell R (2016) Peer-led interventions to prevent tobacco, alcohol and/or drug use among young people aged 11-21 years: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Addiction 111(3), 391–407. DOI: 10.1111/add.13224

Recent talks

All the oral presentations below had the title “The albatross plot: a novel graphical tool for presenting results of diversely reported studies in a systematic review:

  • (2016) Cochrane Colloquium (Seoul)
  • (2016) Royal Statistical Society (Manchester)
  • (2016) International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (Birmingham)