I am a Senior Trial Manager working for Swansea Trials Unit (STU)

Areas of Expertise

  • Clinical trials
  • Diabetes
  • Gastroenterology
  • Trauma
  • Haematology
  • Epidemiology
  • Medical devices
  • Dermatology


  1. K, , Thorne, , Hutchings, H, G, , Elwyn, The effects of the Two-Week Rule on NHS colorectal cancer diagnostic services: A systematic literature reviewBMC Health Services Research61
  2. Elwyn, G, Hutchings, H, Thorne, K Unmeasured improvement work: the lack of routinely collected, service-related data in NHS endoscopy units in England involved in "modernisation"BMC Health Services Research81
  3. Elwyn, , K, , Thorne, , Hutchings, H, G, The Two-Week Rule for NHS Gastrointestinal Cancer Referrals: A Systematic Review of Diagnostic EffectivenessThe Open Colorectal Cancer Journal212733
  4. Rea, D, Hutchings, H, Snooks, H, Thorne, K, Evans, B Involving service users in trials: developing a standard operating procedureTrials141219
  5. Watkins, A, Hutchings, H, Rapport, F, Thorne, K, Roberts, S, Clement, C, Alrubaiy, L, Alam, F Randomised Controlled Trial to Compare Infliximab and Ciclosporin in Steroid Resistant Ulcerative Colitis: trial design and protocolBMJ Open4:e005091

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Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
February 2013 Present Senior Research Officer Swansea University Medical School
December 2011 February 2013 Clinical Research Manager CyDen Ltd, Swansea
2008 2011 CONSTRUCT Trial Information & Quality Manager Swansea University
September 2003 December 2011 ENIGMA Project Research Officer Swansea University Medical School
2001 2004 Research Officer Heath Hospital, Cardiff
1999 2001 Research Officer Welsh Blood Service

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Member Swansea Trials Unit Executive Group - Swansea Trials Unit

    2018 - 2018

Key Grants and Projects

  • NIHR EME, 2018

    USTEKID trial

  • Welsh Government, 2017

    RAMAN-CRC trial

  • Bowel Disease Research Foundation, 2015

    SAILOR Trial

  • Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, IRMINE trial 2016 - 2017

    IRMINE trial

  • Hywel Dda University Health Board, 2016 - 2016

    SolvaCare evaluation

  • Prognostic factors and outcomes for medical emergency admissions 2012 - 2014

    , with Dr Stephen Roberts, Ashley Akbari

  • NISCHR 2011 - 2014

    PhD studentship

  • CONSTRUCT trial - Comparison of Infliximab and Ciclosporin in acute severe ulcerative colitis 2008 - 2014

    , £1,693,111

  • NIHR HTA 2008 - 2013

    CONSTRUCT trial

  • Evaluating Innovations in Gastroenterology following the Modernising Endoscopy Services Programme 2004 - 2008

    , £750,000

Research Groups

  • Clinical Research Collaboration Patient and Public Involvement a

    Member of the UK Clinical Research Collaboration Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Task and Finish group