Dr David Cooper

Dr David Cooper
Dr David Cooper
Dr David Cooper

Research Fellow

Email Address
Telephone Number
+44 (0)1224 438166
Office Address

Health Services Research Unit
3rd Floor Health Sciences Building
AB25 2ZD


School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition


I joined the unit in August 2013 and in that time I have worked on several randomised controlled trials, technology appraisals for NICE and a systematic review. 

Before I joined the unit I worked in the University of Aberdeen Business School as a researcher on the SOCIOLD and HealthAtWork projects. Latterly, I was also employed as Teaching Assistant in the Business School.

I studied Accountancy and Statistics at the University of Aberdeen graduating in 2000 and also obtained an MSc by research in Statistics at the University of Aberdeen in 2002. I obtained my PhD in Economics in 2011.


  • PhD Economics 
    2011 - University of Aberdeen 
    Thesis entitled: "When, where and how: investigating the labour supply and strategy decisions of taxi drivers
  • MSc Statistics 
    2002 - University of Aberdeen 
    Thesis entitled "Reconstruction of haplotypes for analysis of disease genes"
  • MA Accountancy and Statistics 
    2000 - University of Aberdeen 

External Memberships

Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society - Treasurer Highlands Group

Independent Data Monitoring Committee member






Current Research

Current Trials

FUTURE- Evaluating the effectiveness of urodynamics in the management of women with refractory overative bladder symptoms.

TRUCK- Explanatory comparative study of conventional Total Knee Arthroplasty versus Robotic assisted Bi-UniCompartmental Knee Arthroplasty

RESECT-  Transurethral REsection and Single instillation intravesical chemotherapy Evaluation in bladder Cancer Treatment

Trials in long-term follow-up




Past Research

Previous Trials 

UKUFF- Assessing the clinical and cost effectiveness of three forms of management of rotator cuff tears. 

STOPPIT-2- Investigating the use of an Arabin pessary to prevent preterm birth in women expecting twins.

MASTER- Investigating whether a male or an artificial sphincter are better for men with urodynamic stress incontinence after prostate surgery. (now in long term follow-up)

SIMS- Comparing adjustable anchored single-incision mini-slings with standard tension-free mid-urethral slings in the surgical management of female stress urinary incontinence. (now in long term follow-up)

EAGLE- Comparing the effectiveness of early lens extraction with intraocular lens implantation for the treatment of primary angle closure glaucoma. (now in long term follow-up)

Previous Systematic Review

REBALANCE- Systematic review of the management of severe obesity (BMI≥35kg/m2)


Teaching Responsibilities

Demonstrator - PU5017 Applied Statistics

Non-course Teaching Responsibilities


PU5017 Applied Statistics

PU5522 Applied Statistics

PU5532 Health Informatics


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Books and Reports

Contributions to Journals

Working Papers