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Research Design Service London
East London team at QMUL

Queen Mary University of London is one of four centres around London sharing responsibility for RDS London service, with other centres at King’s College London, Imperial College London and University College London.


Location: Primary Care & Public Health, Yvonne Carter Building, E12AB


Dr Richard Hooper, Statistics Lead
After gaining his first degree in maths in 1988, Richard studied statistics at the Cambridge University Statistical Laboratory and got his first experience of medical research in the Academic Department of Psychiatry at Cambridge. Following a further year as a government statistician in the Department of Health, he returned to Cambridge to work with researchers investigating mother-infant interactions and postnatal depression. During this period he also did a PhD in statistical pattern recognition. In 1996 he moved to King's College London, where he worked as a lecturer and statistical consultant in the medical school, and a reviewer and adviser for the NHS Executive's project grant and research training fellowship schemes. In 1999 the medical schools of Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals merged with the medical school at King's, and Richard joined with academic public health researchers at Guy’s. He moved to Imperial College London in 2006 when the Respiratory Epidemiology & Public Health group at King’s moved their operation there, with a research focus on the epidemiology of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In 2010 he joined the Centre for Primary Care & Public Health at QMUL as a Senior Lecturer in Medical Statistics, where he has a leading role in the statistical and design advice work of Research Design Service London.

Prof Stephanie Taylor, Joint lead
Stephanie Taylor is Professor in Public Health and Primary Care. Her research interests include complex interventions, chronic disease management and the self management of chronic conditions. She has led a number of systematic reviews of quantitative research evidence and is currently involved in a number of clinical trials of complex interventions in the community. She is principal investigator on an NIHR programme grant looking at a novel self management intervention for chronic musculoskeletal pain (COPERS), and co investigator on a large study of the effect of promoting physical activity on depression amongst residents in residential and nursing homes (OPERA). Stephanie sits on the NICE Public Health Interventions Advisory Committee. She is an expert advisor on self care of non-communicable diseases to the World Health Organization.

Research Adviser
Dr Sandra Jumbe
Dr Liz Steed
Dr Ratna Sohanpal
Thomas Hamborg

Qualitative Research Methodology Lead
Jill Russell

Senior Lecturer in Clinical Trials

Clare Relton

Systematic Reviewer
Nicola Maayan

Ryan Grainger

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