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Trial Manager (TOPKAT)
I joined the NDORMS department in January 2010 as the TOPKAT Trial Coordinator, a multi centre NIHR HTA funded study which aims to assess the clinical and cost effectiveness of total or partial knee replacements in patients with medial compartment osteoarthritis.
Prior to this I worked as a physiotherapist with particular interest orthopaedics and exercise rehabilitation in chronic disease and completed an MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology in 2009.
I am currently studying for a DPhil in Musculoskeletal Sciences at the University of Oxford with a focus on the challenges in the design and conduct of surgical trials.
Surgical versus conservative interventions for treating anterior cruciate ligament injuries
Monk AP. et al, (2014), Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Total or Partial Knee Arthroplasty Trial - TOPKAT: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.
Beard D. et al, (2013), Trials, 14
Surgical versus conservative interventions for treating anterior cruciate ligament injuries (250)
Beard DJ. et al, Cochrane Library