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I am currently Professor of Medical Statistics and the Director of the Centre for Health Care Randomised Trials (CHaRT) which is the Clinical Trials Unit embedded within the Health Services Research Unit. My overarching research interest is in designing fair tests of health care treatments and policies, with a specifc interest in evaluating surgical and complex interventions. I'm also interested in improving the design, conduct, and analysis and reporting of clinical trials through the development and application of methodological research to clinical trials from CHaRT.
My undergrad degree is in Mathematics from the University of Aberdeen, graduating in 1997. After a year training as a Mathematics teacher I joined the Unit in September 1998 as a statistician. I studied part-time for an MSc in Applied Statistics with Sheffield Hallam University, graduating in 2004. In 2008 I was appointed Senior Statistican, and in 2016 was I Interim Programme Director for the Health Care Assessment Programme, until being appointment as CHaRT Director in April 2017.
- BSc Mathematics1997 - University of Aberdeen
- MSc Applied Statistics2004 - Sheffield Hallam University
The application of statistical methods to clinical trials. Recent example is JCE paper available here on using instrumental variables in a surgery trial to address non-compliance. Collaborators were Jonathan Cook (Oxford), Tom Palmer (Lancaster), and Richard Emesley (Manchester).
Research on making trials more efficient, collaborating with Trial Forge.
A complete list of the CHaRT RCT portolio is available by clicking here
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Three-year cost utility analysis of mini versus standard slings: A trial based economic evaluationBJUI CompassContributions to Journals: Articles
Development of an intervention to manage benzodiazepine dependence and high-risk use in the context of escalating drug related deaths in Scotland: an application of the MRC frameworkBMC Health Services Research, vol. 23, no. 1, 1205Contributions to Journals: Articles
Emergency Department Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta in Trauma Patients With Exsanguinating Hemorrhage: The UK-REBOA Randomized Clinical TrialJAMAContributions to Journals: Articles
Patient preferences for stress urinary incontinence treatments: a discrete choice experimentBMJ Open, vol. 13, no. 8, pp. e066157Contributions to Journals: Articles
Reply to Arnulf Stenzl, Morgan Rouprêt, J. Alfred Witjes, Paolo Gontero. High-quality Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumour Needs Additional Forms of Tumour Delineation. Eur Urol 2023;83:193–4European UrologyContributions to Journals: Comments and Debates
Cost-effectiveness of cognitive behavioural and personalised exercise interventions for reducing fatigue in inflammatory rheumatic diseasesRheumatologyContributions to Journals: Articles
PROSPECT: 4- and 6-year follow-up of a randomised trial of surgery for vaginal prolapseInternational Urogynecology Journal, vol. 34, pp. 67-78Contributions to Journals: Articles
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy versus conservative management for adults with uncomplicated symptomatic gallstones: the C-GALL RCTHealth and Social Care Delivery ResearchContributions to Journals: Articles
Cost utility analysis of shockwave lithotripsy versus ureteroscopic stone treatment in adultsBJU International, vol. 131, no. 2, pp. 253-261Contributions to Journals: Articles
Effects of socioeconomic status on baseline values and outcomes at 24 months in the Treatment of Advanced Glaucoma Study randomised controlled TrialBritish Journal of OphthalmologyContributions to Journals: Articles