Health Services Research Unit
2nd Floor Health Sciences Building
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
I teach on our MPH course module PU5031: EVIDENCE-BASED HEALTH.
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Patient preferences for stress urinary incontinence treatments: a discrete choice experimentBMJ OpenContributions to Journals: Articles
Cost-effectiveness of cognitive behavioural and personalised exercise interventions for reducing fatigue in inflammatory rheumatic diseasesRheumatologyContributions to Journals: Articles
- [ONLINE] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kead157
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
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
Correction to: Pulpotomy for the Management of Irreversible Pulpitis in Mature Teeth (PIP): a feasibility study (Pilot and Feasibility Studies, (2022), 8, 1, (77), 10.1186/s40814-022-01029-9)Pilot and Feasibility Studies, vol. 8, 82Contributions to Journals: Comments and Debates
Single-incision mini-slings versus standard synthetic mid-urethral slings for surgical treatment of stress urinary incontinence in women: The SIMS RCTHealth technology assessment (Winchester, England), vol. 26, no. 47, pp. 1-190Contributions to Journals: Articles
Developing a Diagnostic Multivariable Prediction Model for Urinary Tract Cancer in Patients Referred with Haematuria: results from the IDENTIFY Collaborative StudyEuropean Urology Focus, vol. 8, no. 6, pp. 1673-1682Contributions to Journals: Articles
Photodynamic versus white-light-guided resection of first-diagnosis non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer: PHOTO RCTHealth technology assessment (Winchester, England), vol. 26, no. 40, pp. 1-144Contributions to Journals: Articles
The Achieving Self-directed Integrated Cancer Aftercare Intervention for Detection of Recurrent and Second Primary Melanoma in Survivors of Melanoma: Pilot Randomized Controlled TrialJMIR cancer, vol. 8, no. 3, e37539Contributions to Journals: Articles