Chris Sherlaw-Johnson

Chris Sherlaw-Johnson joined the Nuffield Trust in January 2014. His main area of expertise is in the use of quantitative methods to evaluate and support health services.

He previously worked at the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the CQC’s predecessor, the Healthcare Commission, where he set up and ran their outcomes surveillance programme.

Before that he was at the Clinical Operational Research Unit (CORU) at University College London (UCL) where he helped to develop tools that hospitals could use for monitoring outcomes, including the now widely used variable life-adjusted display (VLAD) approach.

At the Nuffield Trust, Chris has been involved with many evaluations of new health and social care services including the Care City digital test bed and virtual wards for people diagnosed with COVID-19. With the NIHR-funded Rapid Service Evaluation Team (RSET) he has a strong interest in how to deliver effective quantitative approaches within rapid evaluations.  

He is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow with the Department of Mathematics at UCL and a Fellow of the Operational Research Society.