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 Simone Willis

Simone Willis

Systematic Reviewer


I am a Systematic Reviewer for the Specialist Unit for Review Evidence (SURE) and joined the department in 2018. I have experience in all aspects of the review process including protocol and search development, systematic literature searching, critical appraisal, data extraction, and evidence synthesis.

Currently, I provide systematic review expertise to CEDAR Health Technology Research Centre and contribute to evidence reviews of medical technologies for NICE Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme and Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee (WHSSC).

My previous work includes evidence reviews on school and community counselling for the Welsh Government, and reviews on children’s mental health and wellbeing for the What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care and National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR). I have also contributed to a review of case management practices for the Centre for Homelessness Impact.

Additionally, I am involved in teaching relating to evidence synthesis and contribute to the SURE Systematic Review course.


I am currently a PhD researcher at Cardiff Metropolitan University in the School of Sport and Health Sciences. My PhD research project, “Occupational stress and well-being of professional and conservatoire student musicians”, considers the impact of occupational demands on the stress process and well-being outcomes of professional and conservatoire classical musicians using a mixed-method research design.

Previously, I completed a BMus (Hons) at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama specialising in violin performance.










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