The University of Aberdeen
Health Services Research Unit (HSRU) 3rd Floor, Health Sciences Building, Foresterhill Aberdeen AB25 2ZD
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.
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.
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.
Examining the effectiveness of different dental recall strategies on maintenance of optimum oral health: the INTERVAL dental recalls randomised controlled trial
Clarkson, J. E., Pitts, N. B., Fee, P. A., Goulao, B., Boyers, D., Ramsay, C., Floate, R., Braid, H. J., Ord, F. S., Worthington, H. V., van der Pol, M., Young, L., Freeman, R., Gouick, J., Humphris, G. M., Mitchell, F. E., McDonald, A., Norrie, J., Sim, K., Douglas, G., Ricketts, D. N. J.
British Dental Journal, vol. 230, no. 4, pp. 236-243
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
Contributions to Journals: Articles
Risk-based, 6-monthly and 24-monthly dental check-ups for adults: the INTERVAL three-arm RCT
Clarkson, J. E., Pitts, N. B., Goulao, B., Boyers, D., Ramsay, C. R., Floate, R., Braid, H. J., Fee, P. A., Ord, F. S., Worthington, H. V., van der Pol, M., Young, L., Freeman, R., Gouick, J., Humphris, G. M., Mitchell, F. E., McDonald, A., Norrie, J. D., Sim, K., Douglas, G., Ricketts, D. N. J.
Health Technology Assessment, vol. 24, no. 60, pp. 1-172
Aerosol Generating Procedures and their Mitigation in International Dental Guidance Documents - A Rapid Review
Clarkson, J. E., Ramsay, C., Richards, D., Robertson, C., Aceves Martins, M., Brazzelli, M., Calvert, G., Colloc, T., Dave, M., Glenny, A., Goulao, B., Lamont, T. J., Riley, P., Walsh, T., Wilson, G. J., Worthington, H. V., CoDER Working Group
Cochrane Oral Health. 69 pages
Books and Reports: Other Reports
Barriers and facilitators to implementation of antibiotic stewardship programmes in hospitals in developed countries: insights from transnational studies
Rzewuska, M., Duncan, E., Francis, J. J., Morris, A. M., Suh, K. N., Davey, P. G., Grimshaw, J. M., Ramsay, C. R., The JPIAMR (Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance) Working Group on Behavioural Approaches to Antibiotic Stewardship Programmes
Recommendations for the re-opening of dental services: a rapid review of international sources
Clarkson, J., Ramsay, C., Aceves, M., Brazzelli, M., Colloc, T., Dave, M., Glenny, A., Goulão, B., Lamont, T. J., Richards, D., Robertson, C., Wilson, G. J., The COVID-19 Dental Services Evidence Review Working Group
A behavioural approach to specifying interventions: what insights can be gained for the reporting and implementation of interventions to reduce antibiotic use in hospitals?
Duncan, E. M., Charani, E., Clarkson, J. E., Francis, J. J., Gillies, K., Grimshaw, J. M., Kern, W. V., Lorencatto, F., Marwick, C. A., McEwen, J., Möhler, R., Morris, A. M., Ramsay, C. R., Rogers Van Katwyk, S., Rzewuska, M., Skodvin, B., Smith, I., Suh, K. N., Davey, P. G.
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, vol. 75, no. 5, pp. 1338–1346