Dr Maggie WestbyPhD, MA (Oxon)


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Research interests

Maggie works on an NIHR-funded Programme Grant for Applied Research, conducting systematic reviews for improving health outcomes for people with chronic wounds such as leg ulcers, foot ulcers, pressure ulcers and open surgical wounds. Her current research work involves conducting network meta-analyses of randomised trials.  Maggie has a long-term interest in systematic reviewing and methodology of prognostic studies, and in linking reviews of different types.

Methodological knowledge

Maggie has conducted many systematic reviews in a range of healthcare areas, including mental health, acute care and chronic conditions. She has expertise in systematic reviews of intervention studies, prognostic studies (prognostic factors and risk stratification tools) and diagnostic test accuracy.  She is a member of the GRADE working group and is experienced in the application of GRADE to guideline development. She has worked closely with health economists over several years on decision modelling for guideline development.


Research and projects

No current projects are available for public display