Professor Craig Ramsay
Professor Craig Ramsay

Professor Craig Ramsay

Director of Health Services Research Unit

Accepting PhDs

About

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

Biography

I am Director of the Health Services Research Unit and Professor of Health Care Evaluation. I also direct the Aberdeen Health Technology Assessment Group, which is the only academic centre in Scotland responsible for providing technology assessment reports for the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

I have wide ranging research interests in health services research with expertise in service improvement research, surgical trial evaluation, and quasi-experimental study designs and as statistical editor for the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care group I have led the worldwide development of systematic review methodology for interrupted time series designs. I serve on several national and international committees and was an inaugural member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Young Academy of Scotland.

 

Qualifications

  • BSc Mathematics and statistics 
    1993 - University of Edinburgh 
  • PGDip Information Systems 
    1994 - Edinburgh Napier University 
  • PhD Public Health 
    2000 - University of Aberdeen 
Research

Research Areas

Accepting PhDs

I am currently accepting PhDs in Nutrition and Health, Dentistry.


Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your research ideas further.

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Nutrition and Health

Supervising
Accepting PhDs

Dentistry

Supervising
Accepting PhDs

Research Specialisms

  • Healthcare Science
  • Medical Statistics

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.

Supervision

My current supervision areas are: Nutrition and Health, Dentistry.

I provide PhD supervisory support for full or part-time PhD students. Some recent examples include: 

Funding and Grants

In terms of research grant awards, I have personally been involved as chief investigator or principal applicant on a portfolio of national and international studies generating in excess of £30 million, with £20 million in the last 5 years. The projects include a mix of large scale international trials and methodological studies funded from a variety of sources – all the studies are healthcare policy relevant and of national or international significance.

Publications

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  • "Well, in dentistry the dentist is always the boss”: A multi-method exploration of which organisational characteristics of dental practices most influence the implementation of evidence-based guidance.

    Cassie, H., Treweek, S., McKee, L., Ramsay, C., Young, L., Clarkson, J.
    BMJ Open, vol. 12, no. 8, e059564
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Core outcome set for symptomatic uncomplicated gallstone disease

    Innes, K., Hudson, J., Banister, K., Croal, B., Ramsay, C., Ahmed, I., Blazeby, J. M., Gillies, K., CGALL Trial Group
    British Journal of Surgery, vol. 109, no. 6, pp. 539–544
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Pharmaceutical policies: effects of regulating drug insurance schemes

    Pantoja, T., Peñaloza, B., Cid, C., Herrera, C. A., Ramsay, C. R., Hudson, J.
    The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, vol. 5, CD011703
    Contributions to Journals: Review 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)

    Clarkson, J. E., Ramsay, C. R., Mannocci, F., Jarad, F., Albadri, S., Ricketts, D., Tait, C., Banerjee, A., Deery, C., Boyers, D., Marshman, Z., Goulao, B., Hamilton, A. R., Banister, K., Bell, R., Brown, L., Conway, D. I., Donaldson, P., Duncan, A., Dunn, K., Fee, P., Forrest, M., Glenny, A. M., Gouick, J., Gupta, E., Jacobsen, E., Kettle, J., MacLennan, G., Macpherson, L., McGuff, T., Mitchell, F., van der Pol, M., Moazzez, R., Roberston, D., Wojewodka, G., Young, L., Lamont, T.
    Pilot and Feasibility Studies, vol. 8, 82
    Contributions to Journals: Comments and Debates
  • Pulpotomy for the Management of Irreversible Pulpitis in Mature Teeth (PIP): a feasibility study

    Hamilton, A., Clarkson, J. E., Ramsay, C. R., Mannocci, F., Jarad, F., Albadri, S., Ricketts, D., Tait, C., Banerjee, A., Deery, C., Boyers, D., Marshman, Z., Goulao, B., Hamilton, A. R., Banister, K., Bell, R., Brown, L., Conway, D. I., Donaldson, P., Duncan, A., Dunn, K., Fee, P., Forrest, M., Glenny, A. M., Gouick, J., Gupta, E., Jacobsen, E., Kettle, J., MacLennan, G., Macpherson, L., McGuff, T., Mitchell, F., van der Pol, M., Moazzez, R., Roberston, D., Wojewodka, G., Young, L., Lamont, T.
    Pilot and Feasibility Studies, vol. 8, 77
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Non-invasive testing for early detection of neovascular macular degeneration in unaffected second eyes of older adults: EDNA diagnostic accuracy study

    Banister, K., Cook, J. A., Scotland, G., Azuara-Blanco, A., Goulao, B., Heimann, H., Hernández, R. A., Hogg, R. E., Kennedy, C., Sivaprasad, S., Ramsay, C., Chakravarthy, U., EDNA study group
    Health Technology Assessment, vol. 26, no. 8
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Antibiotic prescribing for respiratory tract infection: exploring drivers of cognitive effort and factors associated with inappropriate prescribing

    McCleary, N., Francis, J. J., Campbell, M., Ramsay, C., Burton, C. D.
    Family Practice, vol. 38, no. 6, pp. 740–750
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Diagnostic Accuracy of Monitoring Tests of Fellow Eyes in Patients with Unilateral Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Early Detection of Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration Study

    Sivaprasad, S., Banister, K., Azuro-Blanco, A., Goulao, B., Cook, J. A., Hogg, R., Scotland, G., Heimann, H., Lotery, A., Ghanchi, F., Gale, R., Menon, G., Downey, L., Hopkins, N., Scanlon, P., Burton, B., Ramsay, C., Chakravarthy, U.
    Ophthalmology, vol. 128, no. 12, pp. 1736-1747
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • You had to do something: prescribing antibiotics in Scotland during the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and remobilisation

    Duncan, E., Goulao, B., Clarkson, J. E., Young, L., Ramsay, C.
    British Dental Journal
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Male synthetic sling or artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) for men with urodynamic stress incontinenceafter prostate surgery: the MASTER non-inferiority randomised controlled trial

    Constable, L., Abrams, P., Cooper, D., Kilonzo, M., Cotterill, N., Harding, C. K., Drake, M. J., Pardoe, M. N., McDonald, A., Smith, R., Norrie, J., McCormack, K., Ramsay, C., Uren, A., Mundy, T., Glazener, C., MacLennan, G.
    Health Technology Assessment
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
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