Mark Kelson

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First All-Wales Research Design and Conduct Service Residential Writing Retreat

Posted on 19 January 2017 by Mark Kelson

A successful 3-day writing retreat The Research Design and Conduct Service (RDCS) South East Wales recently hosted the first All-Wales Research Design and Conduct Service residential writing retreat. The retreat was aimed primarily at teams of researchers targeting the imminent Research for Patient and Public Benefit (RfPPB) funding call and was designed to provide an
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UK Society for Behavioural Medicine (UKSBM): 12th Annual Conference in Cardiff

Posted on 14 December 2016 by Mark Kelson

The 12th UKSBM conference, organised by a team from the South East Wales Trials Unit (SEWTU) based in the Centre for Trials Research at Cardiff University, lead by Dr Rachel McNamara, was a resounding success. The theme chosen for the conference was “Complex interventions in a complex world” reflecting our own areas of interest and
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RDCS Annual Event 2016: Increasing Research Capacity in Wales

Posted on 20 October 2016 by Mark Kelson

The Research Design and Conduct Service (RDCS) South East Wales held its annual showcase event recently. This is our longest running event, now in its sixth year, and it has been oversubscribed every time. In recent years, it has focused on the upcoming Research for Public and Patient Benefit (RfPPB) call. “This is the study
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Inside The Phoenix Project: Sharing Statistical Methods With The University of Namibia

Posted on 6 June 2016 by Mark Kelson

As part of Cardiff University’s Phoenix Project, senior statistician and Research Design and Conduct Service (RDCS) consultant Dr Mark Kelson from the Centre for Trials Research has just returned from assisting the University of Namibia (UNAM) to consider its statistics needs and discuss how they might approach embedding methodology. Working in line with the Welsh
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Methods: An Emerging Centre for Trials Research Theme

Posted on 26 April 2016 by Mark Kelson

It has been said that humans make an average of 35,000 decisions every day*. This seems like an underestimate when working in the Centre for Trials Research. Being part of a centre with 3 registered clinical trials units, we have many regulations and processes to follow; but anyone who has ever tried to answer a scientific question through
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MID-Frail And What A 102 Year Old Study Participant Is Teaching Us About What’s Possible

Posted on 18 April 2016 by Mark Kelson

The MID-Frail study investigates a complex intervention comprising dietary and education advice, physical activity and optimized care for this highly under-researched population.  The Centre for Trials Research is responsible for the statistical integrity of the study and will be in charge of conducting the analysis. As a FP7 European study, this is an important collaboration. The
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