Dr Kirsty McCormack

Dr Kirsty McCormack
BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD

Lecturer (Scholarship)
Research Fellow

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Dr Kirsty McCormack
Dr Kirsty McCormack

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The University of Aberdeen Centre for Healthcare Randomised Trials (CHaRT) Health Services Research Unit University of Aberdeen 3rd Floor, Health Sciences Building Foresterhill ABERDEEN AB25 2ZD

Biography

Kirsty McCormack joined the unit in 1997. She graduated in Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh in 1994 and since joining the Unit, she has gained an MSc Health Services and Public Health Research and a PhD in Health Services Research. She has worked on a number of projects within the Health Care Assessment Programme and has developed expertise in the design and conduct of randomised controlled trials and systematic reviews of effectiveness.

Kirsty is a Lecturer in Health Services Research and Course Co-ordinator for the Postgraduate Course in Designing Real-World Trials. Kirsty is also the Research Manager for the Centre for 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.  

 


External Memberships and Affiliations

UKCRC Registered Clinical Trials Units Network Core Infrastructure Task and Finish Group

Research

Current Research

Research Funding and Grants

  • Adjustable Anchored Single-Incision Mini-Slings Versus Standard Tension-Free Mid-Urethral Slings in the Surgical Management Of Female Stress Urinary Incontinence; A Pragmatic Multicentre Non–Inferiority Randomised Controlled Trial: The SIMS Trial. Awarded by the NIHR HTA Programme(12/127/157). Start date: December 2013. Value £1,456,252.
  • A multicentre randomised controlled trial comparing laparoscopic supra-cervical hysterectomy with second generation endometrial ablation for the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding (HEALTH). Awarded by the NIHR HTA Programme(12/35/23). Start date: January 2014. Value £1,307,643.
  • Improving intrapartum outcomes for mothers and babies in Scotland: a stepped-wedge RCT of an intrapartum emergencies training package in 12 Scottish Maternity Units (THISTLE). Awarded by the CSO (CZG/2/498). Start date: August 2013. Value £200,045.
  • Male synthetic sling versus Artificial urinary Sphincter Trial for men with urodynamic stress incontinence after prostate surgery: Evaluation by Randomised controlled trial (MASTER). Awarded by the NIHR HTA Programme (11/106/01). Start date: July 2013. Value £1,625,275.
  • Single port laparoscopic surgery compared with standard 3 port laparoscopic surgery for appendicectomy. A pilot study for a randomised controlled trial: SCARLESS (Single Centre Appendicectomy RCT: Laparoscopic vs Endoscopic Single-port Surgery). Awarded by the CSO (CZG/2/498). Start date: January 2011. Value £50,000.
  • Comparative study of new imaging technologies for the diagnosis of glaucoma. Awarded by the NIHR HTA (09/22/111). Start date: December 2010. Value £368,853.
  • The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of laparoscopic compared to open surgery for inguinal hernia repair. Commissioned by the National Institute of Clinical Effectiveness, July 2000. Value £8,000.
Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

Course Co-ordinator

Kirsty is currently Course Co-ordinator for the online course - Designing Real-World Trials - for the University of Aberdeen’s Masters in Public Health programme.  

Teaching Responsibilities

Current:

  • PU5527 Fundamentals of Research Design module: What is Research; Formulating a Research Question; and Developing a Protocol.
  • ME4805 Student Selected Component III, Population based disease.
  • Intercalated BSc (Hons) degree in Medical Science: Writing a Protocol.

Previous:

  • PU5003 Health Services Research: Protocol Development and Critical Appraisal of a Protocol, 2000-2015 (Discontinued).
  • PU5003 Health Services Research (Discontinued): Course Co-ordinator, 2000-01
Publications

Publications 

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  • Protocol for a randomised controlled trial comparing laparoscopic cholecystectomy with observation/conservative management for preventing recurrent symptoms and complications in adults with uncomplicated symptomatic gallstones (C-Gall trial)

    Ahmed, I., Innes, K., Brazzelli, M., Gillies, K., Newlands, R., Avenell, A., Hernández, R., Blazeby, J., Croal, B., Hudson, J., MacLennan, G., McCormack, K., McDonald, A., Murchie, P., Ramsay, C.

    BMJ Open, vol. 11, no. 3, e039781

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Outcomes of a Noninferiority Randomised Controlled Trial of Surgery for Men with Urodynamic Stress Incontinence After Prostate Surgery (MASTER)

    Abrams, P., Constable, L. D., Cooper, D., MacLennan, G., Drake, M. J., Harding, C., Mundy, A., McCormack, K., McDonald, A., Norrie, J., Ramsay, C., Smith, R., Cotterill, N., Kilonzo, M., Glazener, C.

    European Urology

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Outcomes of a non-inferiority randomised controlled trial of surgery for men with urodynamic stress incontinence after prostate surgery (MASTER)

    Abrams, P., Constable, L., Cooper, D., MacLennan, G., Drake, M. J., Harding, C., Mundy, A., McCormack, K., McDonald, A., Norrie, J., Ramsay, C., Smith, R., Cotterill, N., Kilonzo, M., Glazener, C., MASTER trial team

    European Urology

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Effect of hands-on interprofessional simulation training for local emergencies in Scotland: the THISTLE stepped-wedge design randomised controlled trial

    Lenguerrand, E., Winter, C., Siassakos, D., MacLennan, G., Innes, K., Lynch, P., Cameron, A., Crofts, J., McDonald, A., McCormack, K., Forrest, M., Norrie, J., Bhattacharya, S., Draycott, T.

    BMJ Quality & Safety, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 122-134

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy versus endometrial ablation for women with heavy menstrual bleeding (HEALTH): a parallel-group, open-label, randomised controlled trial

    Cooper, K., Breeman, S., Scott, N. W., Scotland, G., Clark, J., Hawe, J., Hawthorn, R., Phillips, K., MacLennan, G., Wileman, S., McCormack, K., Hernández, R. A., Norrie, J., Bhattacharya, S., HEALTH Study Group

    The Lancet, vol. 394, no. 10207, pp. 1425-1436

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy compared with second-generation endometrial ablation for heavy menstrual bleeding: the HEALTH RCT

    Cooper, K., Breeman, S., Scott, N. W., Scotland, G. S., Hernández, R. A., Clark, T. J., Hawe, J., Hawthorn, R., Phillips, K., Wileman, S. M., McCormack, K., Norrie, J., Bhattacharya, S.

    Health Technology Assessment, vol. 23, no. 53, pp. 1-107

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Male synthetic sling versus artificial urinary sphincter trial for men with urodynamic stress incontinence after prostate surgery (MASTER): Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

    Constable, L., Cotterill, N., Cooper, D., Glazener, C., Drake, M. J., Forrest, M., Harding, C., Kilonzo, M., MacLennan, G., McCormack, K., McDonald, A., Mundy, A., Norrie, J., Pickard, R., Ramsay, C., Smith, R., Wileman, S., Abrams, P., The MASTER Study Group

    Trials, vol. 19, pp. 1-17

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • HEALTH: laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy versus second-generation endometrial ablation for the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

    Cooper, K., McCormack, K., Breeman, S., Wood, J., Scott, N. W., Clark, J., Hawe, J., Hawthorn, R., Phillips, K., Hyde, A., McDonald, A., Forrest, M., Wileman, S., Scotland, G., Norrie, J., Bhattacharya, S., HEALTH Study Group

    Trials, vol. 19, 63

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • THISTLE: trial of hands-on Interprofessional simulation training for local emergencies: a research protocol for a stepped-wedge clustered randomised controlled trial

    Lenguerrand, E., Winter, C., Innes, K., MacLennan, G., Siassakos, D., Lynch, P., Cameron, A., Crofts, J., McDonald, A., McCormack, K., Forrest, M., Norrie, J., Bhattacharya, S., Draycott, T., Thistle group

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, vol. 17, 294

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • The SIMS trial: adjustable anchored single-incision mini-slings versus standard tension-free midurethral slings in the surgical management of female stress urinary incontinence. A study protocol for a pragmatic, multicentre, non-inferiority randomised controlled trial

    Abdel-Fattah, M., Maclennan, G., Kilonzo, M., Assassa, R. P., McCormack, K., Davidson, T., McDonald, A., N'Dow, J., Wardle, J., Norrie, J.

    BMJ Open, vol. 7, no. 8, pp. 1-18

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Use of low-dose oral theophylline as an adjunct to inhaled corticosteroids in preventing exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

    Devereux, G., Cotton, S., Barnes, P., Briggs, A., Burns, G., Chaudhuri, R., Chrystyn, H., Davies, L., De Soyza, A., Fielding, S., Gompertz, S., Haughney, J. A. F., Lee, A. J., McCormack, K., McPherson, G., Morice, A., Norrie, J., Sullivan, A., Wilson, A., Price, D.

    Trials, vol. 16, 267

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • A pragmatic, multicentre, randomised controlled trial comparing stapled haemorrhoidopexy to traditional excisional surgery for haemorrhoidal disease (eTHoS): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

    Watson, A. J. M., Bruhn, H., MacLeod, K., McDonald, A., McPherson, G., Kilonzo, M., Norrie, J., Loudon, M. A., McCormack, K., Buckley, B., Brown, S., Curran, F., Jayne, D., Rajagopal, R., Cook, J. A.

    Trials, vol. 15, 439

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • The Knee Arthroplasty Trial (KAT): design features, baseline characteristics, and two-year functional outcomes after alternative approaches to knee replacement

    Campbell, M., Fiddian, N., Fitzpatrick, R., Grant, A., Gray, A., Morris, R., Murray, D., Rowley, D., Johnston, L., MacLennan, G., McCormack, K., Ramsay, C., Walker, A., KAT Trial Group

    The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. American Volume, vol. 91, no. 1, pp. 134-141

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Systematic review of the effectiveness of preventing and treating Staphylococcus aureus carriage in reducing peritoneal catheter-related infections

    McCormack, K., Rabindranath, K., Kilonzo, M., Vale, L., Fraser, C., McIntyre, L., Thomas, S., Rothnie, H., Fluck, N., Gould, I. M., Waugh, N.

    Health Technology Assessment, vol. 11, no. 23, pp. 1-84

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • The Trial Protocol Tool: the PRACTIHC software tool that supported the writing of protocols for pragmatic randomized controlled trials

    Treweek, S. P., McCormack, K., Abalos, E., Campbell, M. K., Ramsay, C. R., Zwarenstein, M., PRACTIHC Collaboration

    Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, vol. 59, no. 11, pp. 1127-1133

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Systematic review of the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of laparoscopic surgery for inguinal hernia repair.

    McCormack, K., Wake, B., Gonzalez Perez, J. G., Fraser, C. M., Cook, J. A., McIntosh, E., Vale, L. D., Grant, A. M.

    Health Technology Assessment, vol. 9, no. 14, pp. 1-218

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Transabdominal pre-peritoneal (TAPP) vs totally extraperitoneal (TEP) laparoscopic techniques for inguinal hernia repair: A systematic review

    McCormack, K., Fraser, C. M., Vale, L. D., Perez, J., Grant, A. M.

    Hernia, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 109-114

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Transabdominal preperitaneal (TAPP) vs totally extraperitaneal (TEP) laparoscopic techniques for inguinal hernia repair.

    McCormack, K., Fraser, C. M., Vale, L. D., Gonzalez Perez, J. G., Grant, A. M.

    Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, no. 1

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Cost effectiveness of tension-free vaginal tape for the surgical management of female stress incontinence

    Kilonzo, M., Vale, L., Stearns, S. C., Grant, A., Cody, J., Glazener, C. M. A., Wallace, S., McCormack, K.

    International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 455-463

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Cost-effectiveness of alternative methods of surgical repair of inguinal hernia

    Vale, L. D., Grant, A. M., McCormack, K., Scott, N. W., EU Hernia Trialists Collaboration

    International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 192-200

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Laparoscopic surgery for inguinal hernia repair: systematic review of effectiveness and economic evaluation

    McCormack, K., Wake, B., Gonzalez-Perez, J., Fraser, C. M., Cook, J. A., Vale, L. D., Grant, A.

    London, United Kingdom: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. 224 pages

    Books and Reports: Commissioned Reports

  • Supplement to the systematic review of the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of laparoscopic surgery for inguinal hernia repair

    McCormack, K., Vale, L. D., Grant, A. M.

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    Other Contributions: Other Contributions

  • Value of updating a systematic review in surgery using individual patient data

    McCormack, K., Grant, A. M., Scott, N. W., EU Hernia Trialists Collaboration

    British Journal of Surgery, vol. 91, no. 4, pp. 495-499

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Systematic review of the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of tension-free vaginal tape for treatment of urinary stress incontinence

    Cody, D. J., Wyness, L., Wallace, S., Glazener, C. M. A., Kilonzo, M., Stearns, S. C., McCormack, K., Vale, L. D., Grant, A.

    Health Technology Assessment, vol. 7, no. 21, pp. 1-202

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Laparoscopic techniques versus open techniques for inguinal hernia repair

    McCormack, K., Scott, N. W., Go, P. M., Ross, S., Grant, A. M., EU Hernia Trialists Collaboration

    Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, no. Issue 1

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Metal on metal hip resurfacing arthroplasty: an economic analysis

    McKenzie, L., Vale, L. D., Stearns, S. C., McCormack, K.

    European Journal of Health Economics, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 122-129

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Systematic review of the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of laparoscopic surgery for inguinal hernia repair

    McCormack, K., Fraser, C. M., Cook, J. A., Vale, L. D., Grant, A. M., Gonzalez Perez, J. G.

    Technology Assessment Review submitted to the National Institute of Clinical Excellence. University of Aberdeen, Health Services Research Unit, 2003. Available from: http://www.nice.org.uk/page.aspx?o=108156: Unknown Publisher

    Books and Reports: Other Reports

  • The relative contribution of medical and surgical referrals to the workload in general ophthalmic practice

    Greiner, K., McCormack, K., Grant, A. M., Forrester, J. V.

    British Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 87, no. 8, pp. 933-935

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • A systematic review of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of metal-on-metal hip resurfacing arthroplasty for treatment of hip disease

    Vale, L. D., Wyness, L., McKenzie, L., McCormack, K., Brazzelli, M. G., Stearns, S. C.

    Health Technology Assessment, vol. 6, no. 15, pp. 1-109

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Repair of groin hernia with synthetic mesh: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

    Grant, A. M., Go, P. M., Fingerhut, A., Kingsnorth, A., Merello, J., O'Dwyer, P., Payne, J., McCormack, K., Ross, S., Scott, N. W., Vale, L. D., EU Hernia Trialists Collaboration

    Annals of Surgery, vol. 235, no. 3, pp. 322-332

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Laparoscopic versus open groin hernia repair: meta-analysis of randomised trials based on individual patient data.

    Grant, A. M., McCormack, K., Ross, S., Scott, N. W., Vale, L. D.

    Hernia, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 2-10

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Open mesh versus non-mesh for groin hernia repair

    Scott, N. W., McCormack, K., Graham, G. P., Go, P. M., Ross, S., Grant, A. M.

    Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, no. Issue 4

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Open mesh versus non-mesh for repair of femoral and inguinal hernia

    Scott, N. W., McCormack, K., Graham, G. P., Go, P. M., Ross, S. J., Grant, A. M.

    Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, no. 4, CD002197

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Open mesh versus non-mesh repair of groin hernia: meta-analysis of randomised trials based on individual patient data.

    Grant, A. M., McCormack, K., Ross, S., Scott, N. W., Vale, L. D.

    Hernia, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 130-136

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Light therapy for seasonal affective disorder in primary care: randomised controlled trial

    Wileman, S. M., Eagles, J., Andrew, J. E., Howie, F. L., Cameron, I. M., McCormack, K., Naji, S. A.

    British Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 178, pp. 311-316

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of laparoscopic compared to open surgery for inguinal hernia repair

    Vale, L. D., McCormack, K., Scott, N. W., Grant, A. M.

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    Other Contributions: Other Contributions

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