In this episode of the ScHARR Communicable Research podcast Andy Tattersall is joined by Professor Cindy Cooper. Professor Cooper is Director of Sheffield Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU) and Professor of Health Services Research and Clinical Trials. We’re going to discuss the challenges of running Randomised Controlled Trials, in particular looking at two studies relating to children, adolescents and people living with dementia.
Cindy’s research interests include trials methodology, particularly pilot and feasibility studies, psycho-social aspects of long term conditions, evaluation of psychotherapeutic interventions, as well as public and patient involvement in research. Cindy is Chair of three NIHR funded Project Steering Committees and a member of the UKCRC Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) Executive Group. She has extensive experience of designing and implementing evaluations of complex health interventions in large multi-centre trials and other study designs.