Dr Ruth Thomas

Research Fellow

BSc (Health Sciences), PhD

Dr Ruth Thomas

Contact Details

Telephone: +44 (0)1224 438172
Fax: +44 (0)1224 438165
Email: r.e.thomas@abdn.ac.uk
Address: Centre for Healthcare Randomised Trials (CHaRT) Health Services Research Unit University of Aberdeen 3rd Floor, Health Sciences Building Foresterhill ABERDEEN AB25 2ZD

Biography

Ruth Thomas joined the Unit in 1993 as a research assistant.  She completed her PhD in the Unit in 2002 and went on to take up a Wellcome Trust Training Fellowship in Health Services Research which she completed in 2006.  Ruth is a Health Services Researcher experienced in a range of HSR methods including systematic reviews, overviews, RCTs (simple and complex), and other evaluative designs. Ruth worked on a series of "knowledge translation" evaluations ie getting evidence into clinical practice, involving complex rigorous designs.  She is currently the Research Manager for the Centre Healthcare Randomised Trials (CHaRT) a fully registered UK Clinical Research Collaboration Clinical Trials Unit with an internationally recognised expertise in the design, conduct, analysis and reporting of multicentre trials. .

Current Research

Ongoing research

Previous research

Research Grants

Chief Scientists Office of the Scottish Government CZH/4/945 – Multiple Symptoms Study 2. A feasibility study to manualise, teach and demonstrate the delivery of the Symptoms Clinic intervention £139,962  Start date: April 2014 -  12 month 

NIHR HTA (10/137/01). Therapeutic Interventions for Stones of the Ureter (TISU): a multicentre randomised controlled trial of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy, as first treatment option, compared with direct progression to ureteroscopic retrieval, for ureteric stones. Funder: Value: £1,426,755.Start date: 1st March 2013 - 48 months 

NIHR HTA (08/71/01) SUSPEND: Use of drug therapy in the management of symptomatic ureteric stones in hospitalised adults: a multi centre placebo randomised trial.  Start date: Value: £1,585,180 (+ 132,732). 1st June 2010 - 42 months extended to 53 months.

The clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of different surveillance mammography regimes after the treatment of primary breast cancer.  Funder: NIHR HTA (07/47/01).  Start date: 1st June 2008.  Value: £239,474.

 

Teaching Responsibilities

Ruth lectures on the HSRU courses of the MSc in Public Health Research and the MSc in Global Health and Management.

Publications 

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