EQUATOR/OCTRU Seminar - Trial Forge: working together to make trials more efficient
Professor Shaun Treweek, University of Aberdeen
Wednesday, 21 October 2015, 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Botnar Research Centre, Lecture Theatre
Professor Shaun Treweek, Professor of Health Services Research at the University of Aberdeen will give a seminar on a new initiative called Trial Forge (www.trialforge.org) that aims to be more systematic about how we generate and use research evidence in making trial design, conduct, analysis and reporting decisions.
Shaun is a health services researcher and is active in the field of efficient trial design, particularly pragmatic trial design, improved recruitment interventions for trials, the design and pre-trial testing of complex interventions and the effective presentation of research evidence.
He is, or has been, involved in a range of trials, including an EC FP7 trial of treatments for a rare neuromuscular condition, a trial of a lifestyle intervention for women after pregnancy, a lifestyle change trial run through football clubs and the Scottish Premier League, a trial of abdominal massage for MS patients and a lung cancer screening trial. Finally, he coordinates DECIDE, a 5-year, EC-funded project that aims to improve the way guideline information is communicated to health professionals, patients and the public, policymakers and others.