We welcomed Lara Kahale, awardee of the Daniel Turnberg Award 2016, to HSRU for 9 weeks from November 8th.
Lara is a nurse and clinical epidemiologist at the Clinical Research Institute at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. She has been involved in projects related to clinical systematic reviews and trial and systematic review methodology.
She is currently pursuing her PhD at Utrecht University, Netherlands. Her thesis focuses on addressing missing participant data in systematic reviews. During her work in this field, she has identified challenges related to missing data at the level of the trials included in systematic reviews. She visited the University of Aberdeen for approximately 2 months (November-December 2016) to collaborate with Professor Shaun Treweek on developing guidance to limit missing data at every phase of a trial from design through to analysis. This guidance is still in progress and will be disseminated by the Trial Forge initiative led by Professor Treweek, which aims to enhance the efficiency of trials in the design and reporting of several criteria, including missing participant data.