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 to Evaluate the effectiveness and cost benefit of prescribing high dose Fluoride toothpaste in preventing and treating dental Caries in high-risk older adults (reflect trial)
Tickle, M., Ricketts, D. J. N., Duncan, A., O'Malley, L., Donaldson, P. M., Clarkson, J. E., Black, M., Boyers, D., Donaldson, M., Floate, R., Forrest, M. M., Fraser, A., Glenny, A. M., Goulao, B., McDonald, A., Ramsay, C. R., Ross, C., Walsh, T., Worthington, H. V., Young, L., Bonetti, D. L., Gouick, J., Mitchell, F. E., Macpherson, L. E., Lin, Y. L., Pretty, I. A., Birch, S.
Prioritizing research areas for antibiotic stewardship programmes in hospitals: a behavioural perspective consensus paper
Rzewuska, M., Charani, E., Clarkson, J. E., Davey, P. G., Duncan, E. M., Francis, J. J., Gillies, K., Kern, W. V., Lorencatto, F., Marwick, C. A., McEwen, J., Möhler, R., Morris, A. M., Ramsay, C. R., Rogers Van Katwyk, S., Skodvin, B., Smith, I., Suh, K. N., Grimshaw, J. M., The JPIAMR (Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance) Working Group on Behavioural Approaches to Antibiotic Stewardship Programmes
Clinical Microbiology and Infection, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 163-168
DELTA2 guidance on choosing the target difference and undertaking and reporting the sample size calculation for a randomised controlled trial
Cook, J. A., Julious, S. A., Sones, W., Hampson, L. V., Hewitt, C., Berlin, J. A., Ashby, D., Emsley, R., Fergusson, D. A., Walters, S. J., Wilson, E. C., Maclennan, G., Stallard, N., Rothwell, J. C., Bland, M., Brown, L., Ramsay, C. R., Cook, A., Armstrong, D., Altman, D., Vale, L. D.
INTERVAL (investigation of NICE technologies for enabling risk-variable-adjusted-length) dental recalls trial: a multicentre randomised controlled trial investigating the best dental recall interval for optimum, cost-effective maintenance of oral health in dentate adults attending dental primary care
Clarkson, J. E., Pitts, N. B., Bonetti, D., Boyers, D., Braid, H., Elford, R., Fee, P. A., Floate, R., Goulão, B., Humphris, G., Needleman, I., Norrie, J. D. T., Ord, F., van der Pol, M., Ramsay, C. R., Ricketts, D. N. J., Worthington, H. V., Young, L., INTERVAL Trial Collaboration
Improving the Quality of Dentistry (IQuaD): a cluster factorial randomised controlled trial comparing the effectiveness and cost-benefit of oral hygiene advice and/or periodontal instrumentation with routine care for the prevention and management of periodontal disease in dentate adults attending dental primary care
Ramsay, C. R., Clarkson, J. E., Duncan, A., Lamont, T. J., Heasman, P. A., Boyers, D., Goulão, B., Bonetti, D., Bruce, R., Gouick, J., Heasman, L., Lovelock-Hempleman, L. A., Macpherson, L. E., McCracken, G. I., McDonald, A. M., McLaren-Neil, F., Mitchell, F. E., Norrie, J. D., van der Pol, M., Sim, K., Steele, J. G., Sharp, A., Watt, G., Worthington, H. V., Young, L.
Health Technology Assessment, vol. 22, no. 38, pp. 1-176
Trial Forge Guidance 1: What is a Study Within A Trial (SWAT)
Treweek, S., Bevan, S., Bower, P., Campbell, M., Christie, J., Clarke, M., Collett, C., Cotton, S. C., Devane, D., El Feky, A., Flemyng, E., Galvin, S., Gardner, H. R., Gillies, K., Jansen, J., Littleford, R., Parker, A., Ramsay, C., Restrup, L., Sullivan, F., Torgerson, D., Tremain, L., Westmore, M., Williamson, P. R.
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