York

Catriona McDaid
catriona.mcdaid@york.ac.uk
01904 321 371
RDS York Manager & Senior Research Fellow
Catriona is a Senior Research Fellow based at York Trials Unit. She has a degree and PhD in Psychology. She has experience of a range of research methods including systematic reviews, randomised controlled trials and mixed methods across several clinical areas. Her current interests include musculoskeletal problems and orthopaedic surgery.
Alison Booth
alison.booth@york.ac.uk
01904 321 107
Research Fellow
Alison is a Research Fellow and Trial Manager in the York Trials Unit. She has a background in Radiography and research experience in randomised controlled trials, systematic and scoping reviews, and other quantitative and qualitative research methods. Alison has also been involved in research governance and chaired a National Research Ethics Committee. As a research methodologist, Alison has tackled a range of topics, including mental health, orthopaedics, an intervention for youth offenders, resuscitation, and health service delivery. Alison has particular expertise in knowledge translation, including developing dissemination strategies to maximise impact and writing for different audiences. She can provide advice on how to plan for and achieve appropriate and proportionate change from research findings.
Susan Griffin
susan.griffin@york.ac.uk
01904 321 419
Health Economist
Susan joined the Centre for Health Economics in 2002. She is a Senior Research Fellow based in the Team for Economic Evaluation and Health Technology Assessment and has a PhD in ‘Dealing with uncertainty in the economic evaluation of health care technologies’. Her research interests include the use of decision-analytic models in cost-effectiveness analysis, the use of evidence synthesis techniques, value of information analysis, and she is currently researching the application of methods for economic evaluation in the field of public health. Susan has contributed to numerous technology appraisals for NICE and has worked on economic evaluations in the fields of cardiovascular disease, HIV/AIDS, cancer and mental health.
Catherine Hewitt
catherine.hewitt@york.ac.uk
01904 321 374
Statistician
Catherine joined the York Trials Unit as a Statistician in April 2009. She has a BSc and MSc in Mathematics and a PhD in Health Sciences. Catherine’s PhD thesis was centred on potential sources of bias in randomised trials and how these can be dealt with either by design or through the use of advanced statistical techniques. She has a broad range of skills and experience in systematic reviews, randomised controlled trials and statistical methods across a variety of clinical areas.
Sebastian Hinde
sebastian.hinde@york.ac.uk
01904 321 455
Research Fellow
Sebastian Hinde is a Research Fellow in the Team for Economic Evaluation and Health Technology Assessment (TEEHTA) in the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York. He joined TEEHTA in October 2010 after previously completing an MSc in Health Economics both from the University of York. Sebastian has worked on economic evaluations of health technologies in a range of disease areas including epilepsy, lung cancer and leukaemia. He has also contributed to technology appraisals for the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).
Natasha Mitchell
natasha.mitchell@york.ac.uk
01904 321 655
Health Services Researcher
Natasha Mitchell has a background in health psychology and health services research. She is an experienced trial co-ordinator and qualitative researcher. She has an interest in pragmatic randomised trials and incorporating qualitative methods into trials.
Gerry Richardson
gerry.richardson@york.ac.uk
01904 321 439
Professor of Health Economics
Gerry Richardson is Professor of Health Economics in the Team for Economic Evaluation and Health Technology Assessment in the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York. Gerry’s research interests include the cost-effectiveness of self-management interventions and establishing the transferability of results of these cost-effectiveness analyses, as well as assessing patients’ trade-offs between health and non-health outcomes. Gerry has recently been active in enhancing links between clinicians and health economists in the Yorkshire region and has an honorary appointment with Hull York Medical School (HYMS).
Puvan Tharmanathan
puvan.nathan@york.ac.uk
01904 321 844
Trial Methodologist
Puvan is a qualified pharmacist, with post-graduate training in clinical trial design and evidence-based medicine. He is currently involved in the design of new trials and joint-management duties on a number of trials co-ordinated from the York Trials Unit, and has an interest in methods research related to the design, conduct and analysis of clinical trials. This includes methods used by data monitoring committees and sequential analysis more generally, which was the focus of his PhD research. Puvan also has academic training and experience conducting systematic reviews/ meta-analysis in a range of clinical areas.
David Torgerson
david.torgerson@york.ac.uk
01904 321 340
Academic Lead, York site
David Torgerson is Director of the York Trials Unit. He is a member of the HTA Board. He has extensive interests and experience in methods of randomised trials with particular interests in musculoskeletal diseases. He is also a health economist by background.
Jude Watson
jude.watson@york.ac.uk
01904 321 306
Health Services Researcher
Jude Watson has been involved in the co-ordination or management of pragmatic, randomised trials for a number of years, in the areas of musculoskeletal conditions, wound care and addiction. She has a background in Podiatry, health services research and has a PhD in recruitment issues in randomised controlled trials. Her interests include recruitment and trial design issues.
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