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Dr Emma Thomas-Jones

Research Fellow - Senior Trial Manager in Infections and Devices

Email:
thomas-jonese@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2068 7520
Location:
708F, 7th Floor, Neuadd Meirionnydd, Heath Park
Welsh speaking

I am a Research Fellow (Senior Trial Manager) and study lead for Trials in the  Infection, Inflammation & Immunity Research Theme at the Centre for Trials Research .

My research areas are in common infections in primary care (e.g. UTI), biomarkers for infections and sepsis. I conduct evidence-based research testing the effectiveness of interventions with the aim of reducing antibiotic resistance.

I have extensive knowledge and experience in trial methodology and research governance.

Education and qualifications

  • 1997: PhD "The estimation of circulating plasma volume using fluorescently labelled hydroxyethyl starch”. School of Molecular and Medical Biosciences, University of Wales, Cardiff.
  • 1993: BSc in Biochemistry and Physiology (Joint Honours), University of Wales, College of Cardiff.

Career overview

  • 2011 onwards: Research Fellow (Senior Trial Manager), Centre for Trials Research, Cardiff University.
  • 2010 – 2011: Acting Research Fellow (Senior Trial Manager), South East Wales Trials Unit, Cardiff University
  • 2009 – 2010: Research Associate (Trial Manager), South East Wales Trials Unit, Cardiff University.
  • 1999 – 2008: Senior Scientist, Molecular Light Technology (GenProbe Inc.), Cardiff
  • 1997 – 1999: Research Associate, School of Biosciences, University of Wales, Cardiff.
  • 1994 - 1997: Undergraduate Demonstrator, School of Molecular and Medical Biosciences, University of Wales, Cardiff

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC).

Committees and reviewing

 

  • Grant reviewer for the Health and Care Research Wales Research for Patient and Public Benefit (RfPPB),  NIHR School of Primary Care Research
  • Grant reviewer for Cardiff Univeristy MRC Confidence in Concept and MRC Proximity to Discovery funding awards
  • Member of Cwm Taf Research and Development Committee
  • Member of HCRW Primary Care Research Strategy Committee
  • Steering committee member for South West Hub Research Forum
  • Journal reviewer for the BMJ, BMJ Open, British Journal of General Practice, Trials, and BMC Series (Infectious Diseases, Family Practice).

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2011

Research Interests

  • Infections, Inflammation and Immunity
  • Biomarkers and Point of Care Devices
  • Primary Care
  • Sepsis
  • Antimicrobial stewardship

Grants

2017: NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) - “Biomarker-guided duration of Antibiotic Treatment in Children Hospitalised with confirmed or suspected bacterial infection (BATCH). (Principal Investigator and CTR study lead), £1.5M

2017: NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) - Primary care management of lower urinary tract symptoms in men: Development and validation of a diagnostic and decision-making aid (PRIMUS). (Co-applicant and CTR study lead), £1.6M

2016: Health and Care Research Wales (RfPPB) - A phase II clinical trial examining the use of perineural catheters after major lower limb amputation in adults with critical limb ischaemia (PLACEMENT) (Principal Investigator and CTR study lead), £210,552.

2015: Health and Care Research Wales. Clinical Trials Unit infrastructure funding 2015-18. (Co-applicant), £2.9m

2014: NIHR Health Service & Delivery Research (HS&DR) - Paediatric early warning system (PEWS): Utilisation and Mortality Avoidance (PUMA). (Co-applicant and CTR Study Lead), £1.9M

2013: Health and Care Research Wales RfPPB - Supporting antibiotic prescribing decisions for diabetic foot ulcer infections: an investigation of the diagnostic accuracy of inflammatory biomarkers. (Co-applicant and SEWTU study lead), £195,920.

2011: NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) - Oral Steroids for the Resolution of otitis media with effusion (OME) In Children (OSTRICH) (Co-applicant and SEWTU study lead), £1.3M

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