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. Hutchings, H., Thorne, K., Jerzembek, G., Cheung, W., Cohen, D., Durai, D., Rapport, F., Seagrove, A., Williams, J., Russell, I. Method for Aggregating The Reporting of Interventions in Complex Studies (MATRICS): successful development and testing Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
  2. Roberts, S., Thorne, K., Akbari, A., Samuel, D., Williams, J. Mortality following Stroke, the Weekend Effect and Related Factors: Record Linkage Study PLOS ONE 10 6 e0131836
  3. Thorne, K., Williams, J., Akbari, A., Roberts, S. The impact of social deprivation on mortality following acute myocardial infarction, stroke or subarachnoid haemorrhage: a record linkage study BMC Cardiocvascular Disorders
  4. Farthing, M., Roberts, S., Samuel, D., Williams, J., Thorne, K., Morrison-Rees, S., John, A., Akbari, A., Williams, J. Survey of digestive health across Europe: Final report. Part 1: The burden of gastrointestinal diseases and the organisation and delivery of gastroenterology services across Europe United European Gastroenterology Journal 2 6 539 543
  5. Roberts, S., Thorne, K., Evans, P., Akbari, A., Samuel, D., Williams, J., Evans, A. Mortality following acute pancreatitis: social deprivation, hospital size and time of admission: record linkage study BMC Gastroenterology 14 1

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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