Rebecca Addo is a Research Fellow at CHERE. She recently completed her PhD in health economics from the same centre. Her thesis focused on assessing the possibility of a developing country (Ghana), constrained with human and data resources, to conduct and use Health Technology Assessment (HTA) for health decision making. She completed her Master of Public Health degree from the university of Ghana. Her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing was from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi-Ghana. Her main research interests include, priority setting in health, HTA, and the application of HTA methods to health care decisions in developing countries. She has skills in research methods including economic modelling, systematic literature reviews, and qualitative research methods such as conducting, transcribing and analyzing interviews. In her current position, Rebecca is part of the Economic Evaluation team that critically appraises economic evaluations for the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC). Previously, Rebecca has worked as a general nurse and as a lecturer in nursing and public health in institutions located in Ghana, and as a tutor in health economics at UTS, Australia. Rebecca’s research outputs have been published in various peer reviewed journals. She has also attended and presented in a number of international scientific and policy conferences.
Addo, R, Hall, J, Haas, M & Goodall, S 2020, 'The knowledge and attitude of Ghanaian decision-makers and researchers towards health technology assessment', Social Science & Medicine, vol. 250, pp. 112889-112889.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Addo, R, Agyemang, SA, Tozan, Y & Nonvignon, J 2018, 'Economic burden of caregiving for persons with severe mental illness in sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review', PLoS ONE, vol. 13, no. 8, pp. e0199830-e0199830.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Manidis, M & Addo, R 2017, 'Learning a practice through practise: presenting knowledge in doctoral spoken presentations', Studies in Continuing Education, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 235-250.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Learning to ‘become doctor’ requires PhD candidates to undertake progressive public displays–material and social–of knowledge. Knowledge in doctoral pedagogy is primarily realised textually, with speaking and writing remaining as the primary assessment rubrics of progress and of the qualification. Participating textually begins, in a public sense, with the Confirmation of Candidature presentation/paper and culminates in a Viva Voce/dissertation. Drawing on linguistic ethnographic observations and analyses, this paper uses practice-based perspectives to examine a doctoral candidate practising to present knowledge publicly in a university research centre. The paper focuses on sociomaterial shifts in the trial run and final delivery of the two presentations examining how the candidate is initiated into new actions in response to these changes. Findings reveal how the candidate engages with collective understandings of the practice of presenting knowledge provided by feedback from her doctoral ‘friends’. Learning a practice through practise highlights the importance of participating as learning and learning as participating. This is particularly so in a time of change for doctoral pedagogy, when honing a practice collectively is argued to be advantageous in a localised setting that recognises and fosters the benefits of participation.
Asamani, JA, Naab, F, Ofei, AMA & Addo, R 2016, 'Do leadership styles influence productivity?', British Journal of Health Care Management, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 83-91.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Background: Leadership and productivity in nursing and midwifery have become topical issues for discussion. This is possibly due to nurses constituting the largest group of the healthcare workforce. Nurses and midwives have been held accountable for low productivity and inappropriate leadership in the past. However, there has been limited consensus in the nursing literature about the impact of nurse managers' leadership styles on nurses' and midwives' productivity levels. Method: Two hundred and seventy five nurses and midwives (response rate of 99.2%) were asked to take part in a cross-sectional survey from five hospitals in the eastern region of Ghana, to examine the impact of nurse managers' leadership styles on self-reported productivity levels. Descriptive summaries, Pearson's correlations and linear regressions are presented. Results: Findings show for every hour of lost productive time, four hours of unpaid overtime in the course of the month was accrued due to staff shortages. Nurse managers' most frequently exercised a supportive leadership style, and a directive leadership style the least. Within the last one month of work experience prior to the study, nurses' self-perception of productivity levels were high (8.39 on a 10-point scale), 10% more productive than their peers in the same unit. Nurses believed their own productivity improved by about 1.8% over the preceding six months. Leadership styles explained only 6.9% (95% CI: 4.6-9.3%) of the variance in nurses' perceived level of productivity. Achievement-oriented leadership style most significantly improved productivity by 18.4% (95% CI: 13.0-24.0%). Implications for management and policy: There is a need to strengthen supervision and establish performance benchmarks within nursing and midwifery to measure staff performance, addressing health worker productivity more seriously through research and policy. Health institutions should invest in leadership development programmes for nurses and midwives ...
Addo, R, Nonvignon, J & Aikins, M 2013, 'Household Costs of Mental Health Care in Ghana', JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH POLICY AND ECONOMICS, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 151-159.
Addo, R, Haywood, P, Mulhern, B, Reardon, O, Page, K & Sampson, C 2020, 'Comparing the EQ-5D descriptive system with quality of life measures used for people with cognitive impairment: Is ther overlap in what is measured?', 1st EuroQol Early Career Researcher Meeting, Prague, Czech Republic.
Haywood, P, Addo, R, Reardon, O, Page, K, Sampson, C, Mott, D, Shah, K, Janssen, B, Herdman, M & Mulhern, B 2020, 'Generating criteria for the development and selection of candidate bolt-on dimensions', 1st EuroQol Early Career Researcher Meeting, Prague, Czech Republic.
Sampson, C, Addo, R, Haywood, P, Herdman, M & Jansen, B 2020, 'Development and qualitative testing of EQ-5D-5L bolt-ons for cognition and vision', 1st EuroQol Early Career Researcher Meeting, Prague, Czech Republic.
Mulhern, B, Norman, R, Street, D, Lancsar, E, Ratcliffe, J, Shah, K, Devlin, N, Meshcheriakova, O, Saing, S, Manipis, K, Addo, R, Nolasco, V, Brazier, J & Viney, R 2019, 'Valuing EQ-5D-5L: comparing the time trade off and discrete choice experiment valuation methods', 11th Meeting of the International Academy of Health Presference Research, Auckland, New Zealand.
Haywood, P, Sampson, C, Addo, R, Herdman, M, Janssen, B, Mulhern, B, Page, K, Reardon, O, Rodes Sanchez, M, Schneider, J, Shah, K & Thetford, C 2019, 'Development Of EQ-5D-5L bolt-ons for cognition and vision', Value in Health, ISPOR Europe 2019, Elsevier, Copenhagen, Denmark, pp. S733-S733.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Addo, R 2019, 'What are quality of life measures used for cognitive disorders actually measuring? A review', 11th Health Servcies and Policy Research Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
Addo, R, Hall, J, Goodall, S & Haas, M 2017, 'The knowledge and perception of Ghanaian decision makers and researchers towards the use of health technology assessment for health decision making [Conference Presentation]', iHEA Boston World Congress, Boston, USA.