Dr Samantha Wileman

Dr Samantha Wileman
Dr Samantha Wileman
Dr Samantha Wileman

BSc(Hons), PhD

Advanced Research Fellow

Email Address
Office Address

Health Services Research Unit (HSRU)
3rd Floor, Health Sciences Building
University of Aberdeen
AB25 2ZD

School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition


I am currently the HSRU/CHaRT Quality Assurance (QA) manager. I joined the Unit in October 1997, as a Research Fellow on the Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) study; a randomised trial to evaluate the effectiveness of light therapy in primary care. I then worked as the trial co-ordinator on the REFLUX  trial, a national multicentre trial that looked at the best form of treatment for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD).

As the HSRU and CHaRT quality assurance (QA) manager, I take responsibility for developing robust QA systems, integrating them in to the Units current best working practices.


  • BSc Biochemistry and Physiology 
    1992 - University of Reading 
  • PhD Vascular Physiology 
    1995 - University of London, King's College London 

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships

Staff Development Group (HSRU representative, 2013 - present)

Clinical Research Operational Group (CROG; CHaRT representative, 2010 - present)

External Memberships

UKCRC Registered CTU Network Quality Assurance Group (CHaRT representative, 2008 - present)

UKCRC Registered CTU Network Monitoring Task & Finish Group (CHaRT representative, 2019 -present)

Registered member of the Research Quality Association (RQA; 2008-present)

Registered member of the Institute of Clinical Research (ICR; 2007-present

Latest Publications

  • Effectiveness of conservative management versus laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the prevention of recurrent symptoms and complications in adults with uncomplicated symptomatic gallstone disease (C-GALL trial): pragmatic, multicentre randomised controlled trial

    Ahmed, I., Hudson, J., Innes, K., Hernández, R., Gillies, K., Bruce, R., Bell, V., Avenell, A., Blazeby, J., Brazzelli, M., Cotton, S., Croal, B., Forrest, M., MacLennan, G., Murchie, P., Wileman, S., Ramsay, C.
    BMJ, vol. 383, e075383
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Emergency Department Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta in Trauma Patients With Exsanguinating Hemorrhage: The UK-REBOA Randomized Clinical Trial

    Jansen, J. O., Hudson, J., Cochran, C., MacLennan, G., Lendrum, R., Sadek, S., Gillies, K., Cotton, S., Kennedy, C., Boyers, D., Ferry, G., Lawrie, L., Nath, M., Wileman, S., Forrest, M., Brohi, K., Harris, T., Lecky, F., Moran, C., Morrison, J. J., Norrie, J., Paterson, A., Tai, N., Welch, N., Campbell, M. K., Aylwin, C., Bew, D., Brooks, A., Chinery, J., Cowlam, T., Frith, D., George, A., Hudson, A., Johnstone, P., Mahmood, A., Novak, A., O'Meara, M., Reid, S., Sattout, A., Smith, C., Stansfield, T., Thompson, J., UK-REBOA Study Group
    JAMA, vol. 330, no. 19, pp. 1862-1871
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy versus conservative management for adults with uncomplicated symptomatic gallstones: the C-GALL RCT

    Innes, K., Ahmed, I., Hudson, J., Hernández, R. A., Gillies, K., Bruce, R., Bell, V., Avenell, A., Blazeby, J. M., Brazzelli, M., Cotton, S., Croal, B., Forrest, M., MacLennan, G., Murchie, P., Wileman, S., Ramsay, C.
    Health and Social Care Delivery Research
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • How to Deal with a Temporary Suspension and Restarting Your Trial: Our Experiences and lessons Learnt

    Constable, L., Davidson, T., Breeman, S., Cotton, S., McDonald, A., Wileman, S., Norrie, J.
    Trials, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 765
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Verifying participant-reported clinical outcomes: challenges and implications

    Breeman, S., Constable, L., Duncan, A., Starr, K., McDonald, A., Wileman, S., Cotton, S.
    Trials, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 241
    Contributions to Journals: Articles

View My Publications

Prizes and Awards

Certificate of Excellence 2021 Winner: Principal's Prizes for Research & Engagement; Public Engagement with Research Award (Biomedical)


Research Areas

Applied Health Sciences

Research Specialisms

  • Quality Management

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.

Current Research

QA and studies within the CHaRT portfolio.


Past Research

The REFLUX trial and SAD study.

Knowledge Exchange

Actively involved in HSRU's Public Engagement Group 



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