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- Executive Dean for the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
- Head of the Population Health group within MED
- Member of the UEA Research Executive
- Senate member, and member of UEA Senior Management Team
- Member of UEA Full Economic Costing Working Group and Contract Research Staff working group
- Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Research Group or Lab Membership
Member of the Evidence Based Practice research theme
Areas of Expertise
- Qualified in medicine from the universities of Cambridge (BA) and Wales (MB BCh) in 1982
- Worked in hospital medicine and general practice in South Wales (1982-86) before becoming Wellcome Trust lecturer in Clinical Epidemiology in Cardiff in 1986. Completed MRCP and MFPH during this period.
- Appointed as Clinical Senior Lecturer in Cardiff in 1990 and then in the Department of Social Medicine in Bristol in 1992. Awarded his PhD in 1996
- Appointed as Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at UEA in 1998
- Now leads the Population Health group within UEA of over 30 staff and is Deputy Chair of the MRC Health Services and Public Health Research Board. He is also on the Epidemiology and Public Health panel for the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise
- Executive Dean for the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (2008)
Key Research Interests
My principal research interests lie in undertaking methodological and practical developments in the design and execution of pragmatic randomised clinical trials across a wide range of clinical areas. Many of these trials have been in primary care settings. Clinical areas have included eradication of helicobacter pylori among screen detected subjects; counselling and other psychological interventions in primary care; use of leukotriene antagonists in asthma management; support for carers of patients suffering from dementia; skill mix issues in health and social care; medication review by pharmacists; and screening for osteoporosis.
We are currently developing a new-build £3.5M Clinical Research and Trials Unit as a shared facility with our NHS partners. This will contain both a bedded clinical investigation unit as well as an ambulatory facility. The Unit will provide infrastructure and expertise in all areas of trial design and management.
- Member by assessment of the Higher Education Academy
- Works with colleagues in the development of an innovative approach to teaching epidemiology, medical statistics and public health, especially within the undergraduate medical degree curriculum, but also within the taught Masters programme
- Extensive experience of teaching epidemiology and public health to undergraduates at three medical schools (Cardiff, Bristol and UEA) and at postgraduate level in Cardiff (MPH) and UEA (MSc)
- Has been undergraduate external examiner in Leeds and Birmingham and at postgraduate level in Leeds, Sheffield and Cambridge
- Academic Registrar of the UK Faculty of Public Health (2001 - 2004) having been for three years before Chair of the MFPH part II examiners
- Member and now Deputy Chair of the MRC Health Services and Public Health Research Board (2005 - )
- Current Honorary Chair of the UK Society for Social Medicine and for five years previously honorary Treasurer
- Member of subpanel 6 (Epidemiology and Public Health) for the 2008 Research Assessment Panel.
- Member of the Access to Care Commissioning Group of the Service Delivery and Organisation NHS R&D programme
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
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At Risk Registers Intergrated into primary care to stop Asthma crises in the UK (ARRISA-UK): A pragmatic cluster randomised trial with nested economic and process evaluations examining the effects of intergrating at-risk asthma registers into priamry care with internet-based training and support
1/12/14 → 31/10/22
An exploration of the way in which information systems can be developed to support the effective flow of patient information across urgent care pathways
1/09/12 → 28/02/14
1/10/11 → 30/04/15
Long-term cost-effectiveness of screening for fracture risk in a UK primary care setting: the SCOOP studySCOOP Study Team, Aug 2020, In: Osteoporosis International. 31, 8, p. 1499–1506 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review5 Citations (Scopus)
Screening for high hip fracture risk does not impact on falls risk: a post hoc analysis from the SCOOP studyCondurache, C. I., Chiu, S., Chotiyarnwong, P., Johansson, H., Shepstone, L., Lenaghan, E., Cooper, C., Clarke, S., Khioe, R. F. S., Fordham, R., Gittoes, N., Harvey, I., Harvey, N. C., Heawood, A., Holland, R., Howe, A., Kanis, J. A., Marshall, T., O'Neill, T. W., Peters, T. J. & 5 others, , Mar 2020, In: Osteoporosis International. 31, 3, p. 457–464 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile3 Citations (Scopus)9 Downloads (Pure)
Systematic screening using FRAX® leads to increased use of, and adherence to, anti-osteoporosis medications: an analysis of the UK SCOOP trialParsons, C. M., Harvey, N., Shepstone, L., Kanis, J. A., Lenaghan, E., Clarke, S., Fordham, R., Gittoes, N., Harvey, I., Holland, R., Redmond, N. M., Howe, A., Marshall, T., Peters, T. J., Torgerson, D., O'Neill, T. W., McCloskey, E., Cooper, C. & SCOOP Trial Group, Jan 2020, In: Osteoporosis International. 31, 1, p. 67-75 9 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review7 Citations (Scopus)
Management of patients with high baseline hip fracture risk by FRAX reduces hip fractures - a post hoc analysis of the SCOOP StudyMcCloskey, E. V., Johansson, H., Harvey, N. C., Shepstone, L., Lenaghan, E., Fordham, R., Harvey, I., Howe, A., Cooper, C., Clarke, S., Gittoes, N., Heawood, A., Holland, R., Marshall, T., O'Neill, T. W., Peters, T. J., Redmond, N. M., Torgerson, D. & Kanis, J. A., Jun 2018, In: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. 33, 6, p. 1020-1026 7 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile32 Citations (Scopus)21 Downloads (Pure)
Screening in the community to reduce fractures in older women (SCOOP): a randomised controlled trialShepstone, L., Lenaghan, E., Cooper, C., Clarke, S., Fong-Soe-Khioe, R., Fordham, R., Gittoes, N., Harvey, I., Harvey, N., Heawood, A., Holland, R., Howe, A., Kanis, J., Marshall, T., O'Neill, T., Peters, T., Redmond, N., Torgerson, D., Turner, D., McCloskey, E. & 1 others, , 24 Feb 2018, In: The Lancet. 391, 10122, p. 741-747 7 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile144 Citations (Scopus)52 Downloads (Pure)