Statisticians

The unit’s medical statisticians play a key role throughout the running of our studies.  They advise on how the study should be designed, the statistical methods that should be used and sample size requirements.  Whilst the study is in recruitment they conduct data quality monitoring and interim analyses if appropriate.  At the end of a study the statisticians perform the final data analyses and reporting of results, and contribute to the writing of publications.

Members of the team are also involved in teaching statistics modules in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at the University of Bristol.

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Jessica Harris
Research Fellow

Some description Rebecca Evans
Statistician
Some description Eleanor Gidman
Statistician

 

Some description Katie Pike
Research Fellow
Some description Rosie Harris
Statistician
 Some description Laura Collett
Statistician

 

Some description Rachel Maishman
Statistician
Some description  Helena Smartt
Statistician
Some description Russell Thirard
Statistician

   

 

The Unit is led by co-directors Chris Rogers, Professor of Medical Statisitics and Clinical Trials, and Professor Barney Reeves, Professorial Research Fellow in Health Services Research. They are joined in the management team by Manuela Antognozzi, CTEU and BRC manager.

Some description Professor Chris Rogers
Co-Director

Professor Chris Rogers is the co-director of the Clinical Trials and Evaluation Unit Bristol. She is also co-director, with Professor Jane Blazeby, of the Bristol Surgical Trials Centre. 

Chris has co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, the majority of which are related to cardiovascular medicine, and has over 25 years’ experience in the design, conduct, analysis and reporting of clinical studies, including statistical lead for several multi-centre trials. Chris has a particular interest in trials in surgery in general; and cardiac surgery specifically. 

Some description Professor Barney Reeves
Co-Director

Professor Barney Reeves is co-director of the Clinical Trials and Evaluation Unit Bristol. He has designed many RCTs and other studies, both on cardiovascular disease and in other health fields, and is Chief Investigator on a number of NIHR-funded projects. 

Barney is a health services researcher and trialist, carrying out Health Technology Assessment primarily in hospital settings. He is one of the seven research area leaders in both the previous (2008-2012) and current (2012-2017) NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Units in Cardiovascular Disease, and is co-convenor of the Cochrane non-randomised studies group and a member of the NIHR-HTA Commissioning Board.

 



Some description Dr Manuela Antognozzi
CTEU/ BRC (Cardiovascular) Manager
 

Coordinators

Our team of clinical trial coordinators are responsible for the day-to-day management of the unit’s studies.  They assist investigators in the logistical aspects of the set-up, conduct and close down of studies.  The tasks undertaken include:

  • Protocol development
  • Design of study documentation
  • Submitting applications to regulatory bodies for approval
  • Arrangement of trial-related patient tests and visits
  • Monitoring of trial progress and data collection
  • Organising and minuting study meetings
  • Creating and maintaining trial site files
  • Collating trial update reports

The team is led by Lucy Culliford, Graziella Mazza, Rachel Brierley and Sarah Baos.

Members of the team are also involved in teaching clinical trial management modules in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at the University of Bristol.

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Lucy Culliford
Research Fellow

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Abby Willcox
Study Coordinator

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Dawn Phillips
Study Coordinator

 Some description Graziella Mazza
Senior Research Associate
 Some description Holly Mckeon
Assistant Coordinator
 Some description Kate Ashton
Study Coordinator
Some description Elizabeth Ward
Study Coordinator

 

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Lucy Ellis
Study Coordinator

Some description Maddie Clout
Study Coordinator
 Some description Rachel Brierley
Senior Research Associate
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Surinder Kaur
Assistant Coordinator

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Rachel Brophy
Assistant Coordinator

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Sia Gravani
Coordination Team

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Rachael Heys
Study Coordinator

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Sarah Baos
Senior Research
Associate

 Some description Wendy Underwood
Study Coordinator
 Some description Jon Evans
Study Coordinator
 Some description Lucy Dabner
Study Coordinator
Some description Hana Tabusa
Study Coordinator

Research Nurses

Research nurses are involved in identifying patients to take part in the trials, talking patients through complex procedures and interventions, supporting them in their decision making processes and ensuring they are appropriately informed to give consent for treatment.  Once a patient has been recruited, they are involved in coordinating tests and interventions, see patients at study visits and comfort, advise and treat in a similar way to the ward. If the clinical trial involves administering study medications or devices, often the research nurse will carry out this function.  It is also their responsibility to monitor side effects directly after administration of a study medication, and to make sure that staff caring for the patient are aware of the requirements for the clinical trial.  

The team is led by Emma Hopkins, and the paediatric research nurse team is led by Karen Sheehan. 

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Emma Hopkins
Research Sister

 

Some description Rachel Wyatt
Research Nurse

 

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Mel Ridout
Research Nurse

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Julie Madden
Research Nurse
Paediatric

 

Some description Karen Sheehan
Research Sister
Some description Kathleen Selway
Research Nurse
Paediatric
 Some description Nicola Blackshaw
Research Nurse
Paediatric
   

 

Some description Kim Wright
Research Nurse

 

Some description Katrina Spielmann
Research Nurse

 

 Some description Carrie Cherrington
Research Nurse
Paediatric

 

Database Managers

Database managers plan, develop and maintain database systems used to store information from clinical studies, and create user interfaces to enable data entry and reporting for University of Bristol employees and users in external organisations.  They ensure that information is managed securely by planning and implementing backup routines and controlling access to databases.  They also create public web sites to provide patients, academic and clinical staff with information on our work and objectives..

Some description David Hutton
Database Manager

 

Some description Heike Cappel-Porter
Database Manager

 

 

 

 

Some description Chas Saw
Database Manager

 

Some description Jana Kirwan
Assistant Database Manager

 

 

Some description Samir Bellani
Database Manager

 

Some description Jenny Lamb
Assistant Database Manager

 

 

General Administration

Our general administration team support the CTEU Co-Directors, CTEU and BRU manager and CTEU staff.  They are responsible for generic administrative work, such as  arranging meetings, maintaining diaries, taking minutes, organising travel etc. They are also the first point of contact for anyone wishing to collaborate with the CTEU.

Please contact the administration team via email - bristol-cteu@bristol.ac.uk 

Research Administration

Our research administrators provide administrative support to our trial team.  They assist with the day to day running of our trials and carry out tasks such as data entry, archiving, preparation of sample packs for theatre and sample collection.

Some description Jade Salter-Hewitt
Administration

 

 Some description Sue Plummer
Research Admin

 

 

 Some description Chelsie Galdies
Administration

 

 

 

 

Some description Fran Gill
Research Admin

 

 

 

 

Research Fellows

The unit is supported by four Research Fellows, spread across four specialist teams.  Lucy Culliford leads the Clinical Trial Coordinator team, Jess Harris and Katie Pike are Medical Statisticians and Maria Pufulete focuses on grant proposals and systematic reviews.

Some description Maria Pufelete
Research Fellow

 

Some description Lucy Culliford
Research Fellow

 

 

Some description Jessica Harris
Research Fellow

 

Some description Katie Pike
Research Fellow

 

 

Some description Noreen Hopewell-Kelly
Research Fellow