Institute of Health & Society

Staff Profile

Dr Chris Marshall

Research Associate


Dr Chris Marshall is a Research Associate. His interests focus on evidence synthesis, systematic reviews, automation tools and machine learning. Chris is the developer and editor of the Systematic Review Toolbox.

Chris is currently the lead researcher on a project investigating organ donation within black, Asian and ethnic minority populations, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). He also contributes to he NIHR Innovation Observatory, hosted by Newcastle University, as an Evidence Synthesis Specialist.

Prior to joining Newcastle University, Chris was employed as a Research Consultant for York Health Economics Consortium (University of York). Within this role, Chris managed and contributed to a wide range of evidence synthesis projects, including systematic reviews, rapid reviews and indirect treatment comparisons, many of which informed industry submissions to national pricing and reimbursement agencies. Further, Chris led and contributed to the critique and update of manufacturer clinical evidence submissions as part of NICE’s medical technologies evaluation programme. Chris also coordinated several courses held at the University of York about software tools and packages to support systematic reviews, and has co-supervised MSc Health Economics placement students.


Chris completed his PhD in 2015, which involved an empirical investigation of automated software tools and packages to support systematic reviews. Whilst pursuing his doctoral studies, Chris was employed as a Sessional Lecturer and Teaching Assistant for Keele University.


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