Professor Kerry Hood

Professor Kerry Hood

Director, Centre for Trials Research

Email:
hoodk1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2068 7163
Location:
7th Floor, Neuadd Meirionnydd, Heath Park

I am Professor of Trials and the Director of the UKCRC Registered Centre for Trials Research at Cardiff University. I am a Senior Research Leader and mentor for Health and Care Research Wales.

I have a degree and PhD in Statistics and have worked in medical statistics since 1996. I spent the first part of my career focused on research in primary care and then in 2006 established the South East Wales Trials Unit and started to develop a broader research portfolio. My specific methodological research interests are in trial design, outcome measurement and research inclusion with a particular focus on complex trials, whilst the topic areas I mainly focus on are primary care, infections and learning disabilities.

I collaborate widely across the UK and Europe on research studies from a broad range of funders including NIHR, NISCHR, EU and industry. I have over 220 peer reviewed research publications and currently hold £34M of research grants as a co-applicant. I am a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Society for Academic Primary Care and the Society for Clinical Trials.

I am keen to develop career pathways for researchers and am a mentor on the Society for Academic Primary Care PHoCuS (Primary Healthcare Scientists) mentoring scheme. I also mentor undergraduate medical students.

Current and previous positions

2015 – present Prof of Trials and Director of the Centre for Trials Research, College of Biomedical & Life Sciences, Cardiff University

2009 – 2015    Professor of Statistics, School of Medicine Cardiff University

2006 – 2014    Director, South East Wales Trials Unit, School of Medicine, Cardiff University

2012 - 2013    Deputy Director, Insititute for Translation, Innovation & Methods, School of Medicine, Cardiff University

2010 - 2011     Deputy Head of Department of Primary Care & Public Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University

2007-2009       Reader in Statistics, School of Medicine (Primary Care and Public Health), Cardiff University

2002-2007       Senior Lecturer in Statistics, School of Medicine (General Practice), Cardiff University.

1997-2002       Lecturer in Statistics, School of Medicine (General Practice), University of Wales College of Medicine

1996-1997       Lecturer in Medical Statistics, School of Medicine (Medical Computing & Statistics), University of Wales College of Medicine

Qualifications & Professional Attributions

2016   Health & Care Research Wales Senior Research Leader

2013    NISCHR Senior Faculty

2002    Member of the Higher Education Academy (formerly the Institute of Learning

& Teaching)

2002    Chartered Statistician Royal Statistical Society

1998    PhD ‘Statistical Aspects of Method Comparison Studies’, School of

Mathematics, Cardiff University

1993    BSc (Hons) 1st class, Statistics and Management Science Techniques, Cardiff

University

Honours and awards

Childhood urinary tract infection in primary care: a prospective observational study of prevalence, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.2011 - Leading Wales award for Leadership in the Public Sector

Research paper awards

2016 RCGP Research Paper of the year Category 3: Children, Reproduction, genetics, infections

Hay AD, Sterne JA, Hood K, Little P, Delaney B, Hollingworth W, et al. Improving the Diagnosis and Treatment of Urinary Tract Infection in Young Children in Primary Care: Results from the DUTY Prospective Diagnostic Cohort Study. Annals of family medicine. 2016;14(4):325-36.

2015 RCGP Research Paper of the year Category 3: Children, Reproduction, genetics, infections

Butler CC, O'Brien K, Pickles T, Hood K, Wootton M, Howe R, Waldron CA, Thomas-Jones E, Hollingworth W, Little P, Van Der Voort J, Dudley J, Rumsby K, Downing H, Harman K, Hay AD; DUTY study team. Childhood urinary tract infection in primary care: a prospective observational study of prevalence, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. Br J Gen Pract. 2015 Apr;65(633):e217-23

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

External profiles