Professor Alison Avenell

Professor Alison Avenell

Clinical Chair in Health Services Research

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Professor Alison Avenell
Professor Alison Avenell

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The University of Aberdeen Health Services Research Unit
3rd Floor Health Sciences Building
Foresterhill
Aberdeen
AB25 2ZD

Biography

Alison Avenell joined the Unit in 1998, as a Clinical Research Fellow. She was subsequently funded by the Chief Scientist Office (CSO) of the Scottish Government Health Directorates as a Clinical Research Fellow to undertake research in the MRC funded RECORD trial, which examined the effect of calcium and/or vitamin D supplementation in the secondary prevention of osteoporotic fractures. She also led the MAVIS trial which examined the effectiveness of vitamin and mineral supplementation in preventing infections in older people, and helped lead the SIGNET trial of glutamine and selenium supplementation in critical illness. She was a CSO funded Career Scientist and currently has a clinical chair in health services research and is an Honorary Consultant in Clinical Biochemistry, undertaking systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials of treatments for adult obesity, and under-nutrition in clinical practice.

Research

Current Research

Current projects 

Evaluating the behavioural intervention, organisational and health economic evidence base for adult obesity management  

REBALANCE 

Systematic reviews of selected nutritional supplementation interventions

Completed projects

RECORD

ROMEO 

Publications

Publications 

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  • Cost-effectiveness of bariatric surgery and non-surgical weight management programmes for adults with severe obesity: A decision analysis model.

    Boyers, D., Retat, L., Jacobsen, E., Avenell, A., Aveyard, P., Corbould, E., Jaccard, A., Cooper, D., Robertson, C., Acevez-Martins, M., Xu, B., Skea, Z., de Bruin, M., REBALANCE team

    International Journal of Obesity

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Cost-effectiveness of bariatric surgery and non-surgical weight management programmes for adults with severe obesity: a decision analysis model.

    Boyers, D., Retat, L., Jacobsen, E., Avenell, A., Aveyard, P., Corbould, E., Jaccard, A., Cooper, D., Robertson, C., Aceves-Martins, M., Xu, B., Skea, Z., de, B. M., team, a. t. R.

    International journal of obesity (2005)

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Timeliness and content of retraction notices for publications by a single research group

    Grey, A., Avenell, A., Bolland, M.

    Accountability in Research, pp. 1-15

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Prevalence of biochemical osteomalacia in adults undergoing vitamin D testing

    Bolland, M. J., Avenell, A., Grey, A.

    Clinical Endocrinology

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • 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

  • Recruitment strategies for sarcopenia trials: lessons from the LACE randomised controlled trial

    Witham, M. D., Achison, M., Aspray, T. J., Avenell, A., Band, M. M., Donnan, P. T., George, J., Hapca, A., Hume, C. L., Kemp, P., Pilvinyte, K., Sayer, A. A., Sayer, A. A., Smith, K. T., Struthers, A., Sumukadas, D.

    JCSM Rapid Communications

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Associations between Frailty, Physical Performance, and Renal Biomarkers in Older People with Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease

    Smith, G., Avenell, A., Band, M. M., Hampson, G., Lamb, E. J., Littleford, R. C., McNamee, P., Soiza, R., Sumukadas, D., Witham, M. D.

    European Geriatric Medicine

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Vitamin D supplementation and testing in the UK: Costly but ineffective?

    Bolland, M. J., Avenell, A., Smith, K., Witham, M. D., Grey, A.

    The BMJ, vol. 372, n484

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Participant withdrawals were unusually distributed in randomized trials with integrity concerns: a statistical investigation

    Bolland, M. J., Gamble, G. D., Avenell, A., Cooper, D., Grey, A.

    Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, vol. 131, pp. 22-29

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Citation of retracted publications: A challenging problem

    Bolland, M. J., Grey, A., Avenell, A.

    Accountability in Research, pp. 1-8

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

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