Prestigious award for academic

The academic who heads up a leading University of Aberdeen research unit has been recognised for her “significant contributions” to the advancement of clinical trials - medical research studies that test whether treatments used in healthcare are safe and how well they work.

Professor Marion Campbell, Director of the Health Services Research Unit, has been made a Fellow of the international Society of Clinical Trials.

The award recognises Professor Campbell’s work on the reporting of clinical trials; her influence on the conduct and quality of trials worldwide; her mentoring and educating of trialists, and her service to the Society

Just 10 academics worldwide are elected each year to receive this award - only five other researchers from the UK have had a fellowship conferred on them since the award was launched in 2006.

Professor Campbell said: “I am delighted to have received this award and that my research into improving the design and quality of clinical trials has been recognised by the Society.  It is an honour to join the ranks of distinguished academics who have already received this international award.”

The Society of Clinical Trials is an educational, charitable, and scientific organisation which works internationally to advance human health through advocating the use of clinical trials, leading the development and dissemination of optimal methods and practices in clinical trials, and educating and developing all clinical trial professionals.