Dr Miriam Brazzelli
Dr Miriam Brazzelli

Dr Miriam Brazzelli



Health Services Research Unit
University of Aberdeen
3rd Floor, Health Sciences Building
Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD



Miriam Brazzelli obtained a Phisiotherapy degree from San Carlo Borromeo Physiotherapy School in 1988 and an honours degree in Psychology (Cognitive Psychology) from the University of Turin (Italy) in 1997. Following early career appointments within the health service in the fields of physiotherapy and neuropsychology she joined the Unit in Jan 1999. She was subsequently awarded a Research Fellowship by the Scottish Executive Health Department, Chief Scientist Office in 2005 to study the methodology of systematic reviews of diagnostic test accuracy studies. She obtained a PhD (Public Health Sciences) from the University of Edinburgh in 2011. She re-joined the Unit in 2012 (Feb) as lead of the Evidence Synthesis Team withint the Health Care Assessment Programme. The focus of her research is on complex evidence syntheses and health technology assessments, which aim to assess the clinical- and cost-effectiveness of new and established healthcare interventions.  


Physiotherapy Degree, Physiotherapy School, Azienda Ospedaliera San Carlo Borromeo, Milan, Italy (1988)

BSc, Hons Psychology, University of Turin, Italy (1997)

PhD by Research (Public Health Sciences), University of Edinburgh (2011)


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  • Management of the first stage of convulsive status epilepticus in adults: a systematic review of current randomised evidence

    Cruickshank, M., Imamura, M., Counsell, C., Aucott, L., Manson, P., Booth, C., Scotland, G., Brazzelli, M.
    Journal of Neurology, vol. 269, no. 7, pp. 3420-3429
    Contributions to Journals: Review articles
  • Adverse cardiovascular events and mortality in men during testosterone treatment: an individual patient and aggregate data meta-analysis

    Hudson, J., Cruickshank, M., Quinton, R., Aucott, L., Aceves Martins, M., Gillies, K., Bhasin, S., Snyder, P., Ellenberg, S., Grossmann, M., Travison, T., Gianatti, E., van der Schouw, Y., Emmelot Vonk, M., Gilaty, E., Hackett, G., Ramchandran, S., Svartberg, J., Hildreth, K., Groti Antoniv, K., Brock, G., Tenover, L., Meng, H., Ho Chee Kong, C., Shen Tan, W., Mark, L., Ross, R., Schwartz, R., Mason, P., Roberts, S., Skicsage Andersen, M., Velling, L., Hernández, R. A., Oliver, N., Wu, F. C. W., Dhillo, W. S., Bhattacharya, S., Brazzelli, M., Jayasena, C. N.
    The Lancet Healthy Longevity, vol. 3, no. 6, pp. e381–393
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Short-Term Memory Conjunctive Binding in Alzheimer’s Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

    Cecchini, M. A., Parra, M. A., Brazzelli, M., Logie, R. H., Sala, S. D.
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Open versus laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernia: an overview of systematic reviews of randomised controlled trials

    Haladu, N., Alabi, A., Brazzelli, M., Imamura, M., Ahmed, I., Ramsay, G., Scott, N. W.
    Surgical Endoscopy
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Pre-hospital and emergency department treatment of convulsive status epilepticus in adults: an evidence synthesis

    Cruickshank, M., Imamura, M., Booth, C., Aucott, L., Counsell, C., Manson, P., Scotland, G., Brazzelli, M.
    Health technology assessment (Winchester, England), vol. 26, no. 20, pp. 1-76
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Identifying the outcomes important to men with hypogonadism: a qualitative evidence synthesis

    Aceves Martins, M., Quinton, R., Brazzelli, M., Cruickshank, M., Manson, P., Hudson, J., Oliver, N., Hernández, R. A., Aucott, L., Wu, F. C. W., Dhillo, W. S., Bhattacharya, S., Gillies, K., Jayasena, C. N., NIHR Testosterone Efficacy & Safety (TestES) Consortium
    Journal of Andrology
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Biomarkers for assessing acute kidney injury for people who are being considered for admission to critical care: a systematic review and cost-effectiveness analysis

    Brazzelli, M., Aucott, L., Aceves Martins, M., Robertson, C., Jacobsen, E., Imamura, M., Poobalan, A., Manson, P., Scotland, G., Kaye, C., Sawhney, S., Boyers, D.
    Health Technology Assessment, vol. 26, no. 7, pp. 1-286
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Mesh fixation techniques for inguinal hernia repair: an overview of systematic reviews of randomised controlled trials

    Alabi, A., Haladu, N., Scott, N., Imamura, M., Ahmed, I., Ramsay, G., Brazzelli, M.
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Cost-effectiveness and value of information analysis of NephroCheck and NGAL tests compared to standard care for the diagnosis of acute kidney injury

    Jacobsen, E., Sawhney, S., Brazzelli, M., Aucott, L., Scotland, G., Aceves Martins, M., Robertson, C., Imamura, M., Poobalan, A., Manson, P., Kaye, C., Boyers, D.
    BMC Nephrology, vol. 22, 399
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Distance assessment of cognitive deficits in older immigrants

    Sala, S. D., Belin, C., Boccardi, M., Brazzelli, M., Garrard, P., Pomati, S., Cappa, S.
    Alzheimer's and Dementia, vol. 17, no. S8, e049315
    Contributions to Journals: Special Issues
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