Professor Kerry Hood
Director, Centre for Trials Research
I am a Professor of Trials and the Director of the Centre for Trials Research at Cardiff University. I am also the Director of the Research Design and Conduct Service for South East Wales which is working with the NHS and social care to develop high quality, innovative, service driven research. I am Senior Research Leader for Health & Care Research Wales,
I have a degree and PhD in Statistics and has worked in medical statistics since 1996. I spent the first part of my career focussed 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 200 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 Cllinical Trials.
I am keen to develop career pathways for researchers and is a mentor on the Society for Academic Primary Care PHoCuS (Primary Healthcare Scientists) mentoring scheme. I also mentor undergraduate medical students.