Diane Whalley, PhD

Senior Director, Patient-Centered Outcomes Assessment

PhD, Medicine
MPhil, Psychology
BSc, Psychology
University of Manchester, UK

Diane Whalley, PhD, is a Senior Director of Patient-Centered Outcomes Assessment at RTI-HS and has over 20 years of experience in patient-reported outcome (PRO) and related research. Before joining RTI-HS, she has been involved in research relating to health outcome and psychological measurement in the pharmaceutical, clinical, and academic sectors. She has developed, culturally adapted, and validated PROs in a number of different therapeutic areas. In her role at the University of Manchester, she conducted and advised on a range of policy-related studies in primary care, including large-scale surveys, discrete choice experiments, and questionnaire development.

Dr. Whalley has extensive experience in a number of different research methodologies. Her particular area of expertise is in the critical evaluation, development, psychometric validation, and interpretation of PRO measures, using traditional psychometrics, structural equation modelling, and item response theory techniques.

Dr. Whalley has published widely in peer-reviewed journals and presented her research at professional, scientific, and academic conferences. She has served as peer reviewer for Cancer Research UK, and for various journals, including Value in Health, Quality of Life Research, Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, British Journal of General Practice, International Journal for Quality in Health Care, Family Practice, Quality in Primary Care, Psychosomatics, and Health Policy. She has also been an advisor to a large-scale international study of depression outcomes involving the World Health Organization.