Prof Tanya Walsh PhD, MSc

Professor of Healthcare Evaluation

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Applied health researcher with particular interests in evidence synthesis and the evaluation of interventions in oral health.


Tanya is Professor of Healthcare Evaluation in the Division of Dentistry.

She joined the School of Dentistry as a Lecturer in 2006, to teach Biostatistics to staff and postgraduate students and to provide statistical advice to researchers. As Senior Lecturer and then Reader, Tanya has developed her research portfolio in oral health sciences, working towards improving clinical process and practice and evaluating interventions for improving oral health.


MSc (Distinction) LSHTM, University of London

PhD University of Manchester

MSc University of Manchester

BA (Hons) University of Liverpool




Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Tanya is a Statistical Editor with Cochrane Oral Health and Cochrane Wounds and former Editor with the Cochrane Diagnostic Test Accuracy Editorial Team. She is also a Steering Group Member of the Evidence-Based Dentistry Network of the International Association for Dental Research and the North West Evidence Synthesis Network, a joint undertaking of the University of Manchester and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). The Network brings together health researchers, guideline developers and policymakers with an interest in evidence reviews from across Greater Manchester and the North West of England. 


External positions

Adjunct Professor, New York University, College of Dentistry

1 Oct 2016 → …

Areas of expertise


  • Evidence Synthesis, Clinical Trials, Oral Health

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