Professor Craig Ramsay

Professor Craig Ramsay
Professor Craig Ramsay

Professor Craig Ramsay

Director of Health Services Research Unit

Accepting PhDs


Health Services Research Unit (HSRU)
3rd Floor, Health Sciences Building,
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.



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

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

Accepting PhDs


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.


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.


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  • Screening tests for detecting open-angle glaucoma: systematic review and meta-analysis

    Mowatt, G., Burr, J. M., Cook, J. A., Siddiqui, M. A. R., Ramsay, C., Fraser, C., Azuara-Blanco, A., Deeks, J. J., The OAG Screening Project
    Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, vol. 49, no. 12, pp. 5373-5385
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of minimal access surgery amongst people with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease: a UK collaborative study. The REFLUX trial

    Grant, A. M., Wileman, S. M., Ramsay, C. R., Bojke, L., Epstein, D., Sculpher, M., Macran, S., Kilonzo, M. M., Vale, L. D., Francis, J., Mowat, A. G., Krukowski, Z. H., Heading, R., Thursz, M., Russell, I., Campbell, M. K., REFLUX Trial Group
    Health Technology Assessment, vol. 12, no. 31
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Recruitment to publicly funded trials: Are surgical trials really different?

    Cook, J. A., Ramsay, C. R., Norrie, J.
    Contemporary Clinical Trials, vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 631-634
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • A review of RCTs in four medical journals to assess the use of imputation to overcome missing data in quality of life outcomes

    Fielding, S., MacLennan, G. S., Cook, J. A., Ramsay, C. R.
    Trials, vol. 9, 51
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Developing the Intervention and Outcome Components of a Proposed Randomised Controlled trial (RCT) of a National Screening Programme for Open Angle Glaucoma (OAG): Medical Research Council funded trial platform study (G0701759): Study protocol

    Burr, J., Azuara-Blanco, A., Hernández, R. A., Ramsay, C. R., Vale, L. D.
    Working Papers and Discussion Papers: Working Papers
  • A pragmatic randomised, controlled trial of intensive care follow up programmes in improving longer-term outcomes from critical illness: the PRACTICAL study

    Cuthbertson, B., Rattray, J., Johnston, M., Wildsmith, J. A., Wilson, E., Hernandez, R., Ramsay, C., Hull, A. M., Norrie, J., Campbell, M., PRaCTICaL Study Group
    BMC Health Services Research, vol. 7, 116
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Effect of multivitamin and multimineral supplementation on cognitive function in men and women aged 65 years and over: A randomised controlled trial

    McNeill, G., Avenell, A., Campbell, M. K., Cook, J. A., Hannaford, P. C., Kilonzo, M. M., Milne, A. C., Ramsay, C. R., Seymour, D. G., Stephen, A. I., Vale, L. D.
    Nutrition Journal, vol. 6, 10
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of screening for open angle glaucoma: A systematic review and economic evaluation

    Burr, J. M., Mowatt, G., Hernández, R. A., Siddiqui, M. A. R., Cook, J. A., Lourenco, T., Ramsay, C. R., Vale, L. D., Fraser, C. M., Azuara-Blanco, A., Deeks, J., Cairns, J., Wormald, R., McPherson, S., Rabindranath, K., Grant, A. M.
    Health Technology Assessment, vol. 11, no. 41, pp. 1-190
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Using the literature to quantify the learning curve: A case study

    Cook, J. A., Ramsay, C. R., Fayers, P.
    International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 255-260
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The Trial Protocol Tool: the PRACTIHC software tool that supported the writing of protocols for pragmatic randomized controlled trials

    Treweek, S. P., McCormack, K., Abalos, E., Campbell, M. K., Ramsay, C. R., Zwarenstein, M., PRACTIHC Collaboration
    Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, vol. 59, no. 11, pp. 1127-1133
    Contributions to Journals: Articles


Books and Reports

Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings

Contributions to Conferences

Contributions to Journals

Working Papers and Discussion Papers