Professor Amanda Farrin

Professor Amanda Farrin

Chair in Clinical Trials

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Summary: Professor of Clinical Trials & Evaluation of Complex Interventions, Director of Complex Interventions Division


Amanda Farrin is Professor of Clinical Trials and Evaluation of Complex Interventions and Director of the Complex Interventions Division at the Clinical Trials Research Unit. She has worked as a medical statistician for over 25 years with posts in both academia and the NHS, together with a period of statistical consultancy work in the pharmaceutical industry. During the last 20 years she has worked in an academic clinical trial environment and joined the CTRU in 2004. Amanda has an established reputation as an expert trialist and methodologist, undertaking internationally excellent research evaluating complex interventions, particularly in the areas of stroke & cardiovascular disease, mental health, elderly care, back pain and primary care. She has a particular methodological interest in the design and analysis of cluster randomised trials and feasibility studies.

Amanda is a member of NIHR funding committees (Health Technology Assessment and Research for Patient Benefit); SRN Rehabilitation CSG; DeNDRoN Clinical Trial Methodology Special Interest Group and the Royal Statistical Society’s Primary Health Care Study Group and previously the SRN Biostatistics CSG and NCRI Primary Care Clinical Study Development Group. She currently serves on a number of different national Trial Oversight Committees, such as Data Monitoring Committees (DMCs) and Trial Steering Committees (TSCs), for national research funders and charities.  She is a member of the Scientific Committee for the International Clinical Trials Methodology Conference 2015.