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Prof Peter McMeekin


Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Peter McMeekin

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

I am a health economist who works primarily in economic evaluation of service provision.  I have worked extensively in acute stroke evaluating care pathways and treatments.

I lead the North East and North Cumbria Applied Research Collaboration's Linked Data and Digital Health sub-theme and am interested in the uses of linked data in evaluation as well as the role of digital technologies in improving health.  These interests link back to my career prior to health economics where I work as an economist developing software for risk management in international capital markets for ten years.

I am also particularly interested in transformation and change in healthcare provision:   

  • The processes through which innovation occurs and what facilitates these
  • The ecosystems that enable transformation and technical change.
  • How an innovative healthcare ecosystem can deliver wider benefits to regional economies

Key Publications

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  • Cost-effectiveness of an enhanced Paramedic Acute Stroke Treatment Assessment (PASTA) during emergency stroke care: economic results from a pragmatic cluster randomised trial, Bhattarai, N., Price, C., McMeekin, P., Javanbakht, M., Vale, L., Ford, G., Shaw, L. 7 Apr 2021, In: International Journal of Stroke
  • Effects of the Simulation Using Team Deliberate Practice (Sim-TDP) model on the performance of undergraduate nursing students, Platt, A., McMeekin, P., Prescott-Clements, L. 1 Mar 2021, In: BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Elective orthopaedic cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic: where are we now, and where are we heading?, Oussedik, S., MacIntyre, S., Gray, J., McMeekin, P., Clement, N., Deehan, D. Feb 2021, In: Bone & Joint Open
  • Secondary transfer of emergency stroke patients eligible for mechanical thrombectomy by air in rural England: economic evaluation and considerations, Coughlan, D., McMeekin, P., Flynn, D., Ford, G., Lumley, H., Burgess, D., Balami, J., Mawson, A., Craig, D., Rice, S., White, P. 1 Jan 2021, In: Emergency Medicine Journal
  • Systematic review of endovascular stent grafting versus open surgical repair for the elective treatment of arch/descending thoracic aortic aneurysms, McCarthy, A., Gray, J., Sastry, P., Sharples, L., Vale, L., Cook, A., McMeekin, P., Freeman, C., Catarino, P., Large, S. Mar 2021, In: BMJ Open
  • Systematic review of studies investigating ventilator associated pneumonia diagnostics in intensive care, Al-Omari, B., McMeekin, P., Allen, A., Akram, A., Graziadio, S., Suklan, J., Jones, W., Lendrem, B., Winter, A., Cullinan, M., Gray, J., Dhaliwal, K., Walsh, T., Craven, T. 9 Jun 2021, In: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
  • Systematic Review of Studies Using Conjoint Analysis Techniques to Investigate Patients' Preferences Regarding Osteoarthritis Treatment, Al-Omari, B., McMeekin, P., Bate, A. 3 Feb 2021, In: Patient Preference and Adherence
  • To collar or not to collar. Views of pre-hospital emergency care providers on immobilisation without cervical collars: a focus group study, Thompson, L., Shaw, G., Bates, C., Hawkins, C., McClelland, G., McMeekin, P. 1 Jun 2021, In: British Paramedic Journal
  • Updating estimates of the Number of UK Stroke Patients Eligible for Endovascular Thrombectomy: Incorporating Recent Evidence to Facilitate Service Planning, McMeekin, P., Flynn, D., James, M., Price, C., Ford, G., White, P. 19 Oct 2021, In: European Stroke Journal
  • An analysis of the policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in France, Belgium, and Canada, Desson, Z., Weller, E., McMeekin, P., Ammi, M. 1 Dec 2020, In: Health Policy and Technology

PGR Supervision

  • Alan Platt Team Deliberate Practice in Nursing Undergraduate Simulation-based Education Start Date: 02/11/2015 End Date: 10/04/2019
  • Sadie Diamond-Fox Advancing the Advanced Critical Care Practitioner (ACCP): An exploration of the impact and long-term sustainability of the ACCP role Start Date: 28/04/2021
  • Katherine Chartres Start Date: 01/10/2018 End Date: 26/11/2019
  • Basem Al-Omari Application of adaptive choice-based conjoint (ACBC) analysis to patient preferences in the pharmacological treatment of osteoarthritis. Start Date: 01/10/2016 End Date: 26/03/2018


  • Economics PhD December 01 2010
  • Economics MSc October 01 2005
  • Computing Science MSc October 01 1992
  • Economics BA (Hons) October 01 1990
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2017

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