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Professor Sallie Lamb

Job Title
Professor of Rehabilitation
Department
WMS - Warwick Clinical Trials Unit
Phone
024 7657 4658
Research Interests

Gerontology

Orthopaedics, musculo-skeletal trauma

Physical Activity Exercise in rehabilitation

Clinical Trials Methodology and Statistics

Biography

Professor Sarah (Sallie) Lamb is Professor of Rehabilitation at Warwick Clinical Trials Unit at the University of Warwick, and also the Kadoorie Professor of Trauma Rehabilitation at the University of Oxford. Professor Lamb qualified in 1986 from Salford School of Physiotherapy and has substantial clinical experience of working with frail older people. She was awarded an MSc in Rehabilitation with Distinction from Southampton University in 1991, and subsequently awarded the PPP Research Fellowship in Healthcare of Older People at the University of Oxford in 1991, where she completed a doctoral study of mobility limitation in frail older people under the supervision of eminent gerontologist, Professor Sir John Grimley Evans. In 1995, she was awarded a Harkness Fellowship by the Commonwealth Fund of New York, to study fall and disability prevention in older people in the United States, and was appointed as a visiting scientist at the National Institute of Aging of the United States. This collaboration continues, and has resulted in substantial numbers of publications and joint projects. Professor Lamb has subsequently studied Statistics at the University of Sheffield, and is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, and on a part-time basis, the Director of the Warwick Clinical Trials Unit. In 2008 Sarah Lamb was recognised a foundation senior investigator of the National Institute of Health Research in the UK, and of being within the top 200 investigators contributing to patient centred research in the UK. Professor Lamb was appointed the Chair of the NIHR Health Technology Assessment commissioning board in 2009. She is a member of the National Institute of Clinical Excellence Guideline panel on hip fracture, and the international review panel for registration of UK Clinical Trials Units. Professor Lamb also sits on the NIHR Clinician Scientist Panel, and the NIHR Research Fellowship and Internship panel. Her interests in gerontology span understanding physiological mechanisms of mobility limitation, frailty and falls in older people, to developing interventions that can be applied to improve quality of life and function of older people who have multiple co-morbidities and cognitive impairments. These include exercise interventions to target the geriatric syndromes (falls, frailty, incontinence and depression), multi-factorial interventions for the prevention of falls and fractures, minimally invasive approaches to the management of severe injury and fracture in older people, interventions for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and back pain, and studies to improve field testing and diagnosis of gait and mobility problems in older people.

Title Funder Award start Award end
MRC Methodology- Bayesian adaptive methodology for HTA trials MRC 01 Oct 2016 31 Mar 2019
Physiotherapy Rehabilitation for Osteoporotic VErtebral fracture trial (PROVE) - full proposal National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 05 Jan 2012 31 Mar 2018
Prevention of fall-related injuries (Pre-FIT) National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), School of Social Care Research NIHR 01 Sep 2010 28 Feb 2018
Exercise in Dementia, DAPA The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) 01 Apr 2011 31 Mar 2017
Wound management of Open Lower Limb Fractures (WOLLF) - full proposal National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Mar 2012 28 Feb 2017
Recosting: A Randomised Controlled Trial of the Effectiveness of PDSAFE to prevent Falls among People with Parkinsons Disease - Original 27784 National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Jan 2013 31 Dec 2016
Full Application: Protocolised trial of invaisive and non-invaisive weaning off ventilation The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) 01 Jul 2012 31 Dec 2016
CLRN Funding for CTU Development posts 12/13 West Midlands (South) CLRN 01 Jul 2012 31 Oct 2016
NIHR HTA Invited FULL via UHCW: FIXDT (Distal Tibia)(31821 outline) National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Jan 2013 30 Sep 2016
NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship 2012: Body Schema in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Sep 2012 31 Aug 2015
Support for WMS Clinical Trials Unit Facility Wolfson Foundation 01 Jul 2007 30 Jun 2015
Arthritis Research UK - Clinical Studies: Maintained physical activity and physiotherapy in the management of distal arm pain (RESUBMISSION TO FUNDER) Arthritis Research UK 01 Jan 2011 30 Jun 2014
Amendment Variation No 2- NIHR CTU Support Funding - Warw National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 09 Mar 2012 28 Mar 2014
Dementia and Physical Activity. Excess Treatment costs for DAPA trial West Midlands (South) CLRN 01 Apr 2012 31 Dec 2013
Distal Radius Fracture (DRAFFT) The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) 01 Jul 2010 31 Dec 2013
NIHR CDRF 2010 - Helen Richmond: The implementation of cognitive behavioural therapy into primary care for the management of lower back pain. National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Oct 2010 30 Sep 2013
NIHR HTA FULL: Scoliosis feasibility trial National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Sep 2011 31 Aug 2013
VTC Supplement - NIHR CTU Support Funding - Warwick CTU Department of Health 01 Sep 2011 31 Aug 2013
An investigation into accelerated rehabilitation strategies following an Achilles tendon rupture (Allied Health Professionals Training Fellowship - Rebecca Kearney) Arthritis Research Campaign 01 Sep 2009 31 Aug 2013
HTA Paramedic: Prehospital Randomised Assessment of a Mechanical Compression Device in Cardiac Arrest National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Jun 2009 31 Aug 2013
Variation - SARAH: Strengthening And stretching for people with Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hands: The clinical and cost-effectiveness of an exercise program over and above usual care. National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 04 Jan 2013 30 Apr 2013
Support for DAPA Trial: Dementia and Physical Activity Thames Valley Comprehensive Local Research Network 01 Apr 2012 31 Mar 2013
West Midlands (South) CLRN - Funding for WMS CTU University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust 01 Apr 2010 31 Mar 2013
BALTI-2 Study Subvention Department of Health 03 Dec 2007 30 Sep 2012
Beta Agonist Lung Injury Trial 2 (BALTI-2) Full Application MRC 01 Oct 2007 30 Sep 2012
RfPB via Heartlands NHS Trust: Balti Prevention Study. Full Clinical Trial Birmingham Heartlands Hospital NHS Trust (Teaching) 01 Aug 2009 31 Jul 2012
HFOV - High Frequency Ventilation for Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory OSCAR Distress Syndrome National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Jun 2007 31 May 2012
HTA SARAH: Strengthening and Stretching for People with Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hands: The Clinical and Cost Effectiveness of an Exercise Programme Over and Above Usual Care National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Sep 2008 28 Feb 2012
NIHR Clinical Trials Unit Infrastructure Support funding - Warwick CTU Department of Health 01 Sep 2008 31 Aug 2011
Ankle Study of Fracture Treatment in the Older Adult Department of Health 01 May 2008 30 Apr 2011
ARC - Heel Fracture Trial EXTENSION Arthritis Research Campaign 01 Jan 2010 31 Mar 2011
HTA (OPERA) Older Peoples Exercise Invention in Residential and Nursing Accommodation National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Apr 2007 31 Mar 2011
Additional NHS R&D funding in 2004/05 to support the further development of new medical schools. Department of Health 01 Dec 2004 01 Apr 2009
UK Heel Fracture Trial Arthritis Research Campaign 01 Oct 2004 01 Apr 2009
An investigation into the links between a proactive corporate approach to employee health, attendance management and its effect on organisational performance BUPA Foundation 01 Sep 2006 28 Feb 2009
West Midlands Stroke Local Research Network North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust 01 Jan 2007 31 Dec 2008
MRC funding for best trial via Coventry PCT. Coventry Primary Care Trust 02 Jan 2003 05 Oct 2008
Back Skills training trial. A Multi-centred randomised controlled trial of a primary care based cognitive behavioural programme for low back pain - extension application NHS R&D Co-ordinating Centre for Health Technology Assessment 01 Oct 2006 30 Sep 2008
PROFANE - Prevention of Falls Network EU 01 Sep 2003 31 Aug 2008
Scoping Exercise on faller clinics NHS Service Delivery and Organisation 01 May 2006 31 Oct 2006
Funding for Clinical Trials Unit University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust 01 Apr 2005 31 Mar 2006
A Phase I Study of the Self-efficacy Goal Achievement (SEGA) Brief Psychological Intervention for Type 2 Diabetes MRC 01 Mar 2005 28 Feb 2006
Managing Injuries of the Neck Trial (MINT) NHS R&D Co-ordinating Centre for Health Technology Assessment 01 Mar 2004 28 Feb 2006
Managing Injuries of the Neck Trial (MINT) NHS R&D Co-ordinating Centre for Health Technology Assessment 01 Mar 2004 28 Feb 2006
Managing Injuries of the Neck Trial (MINT) - Variation to Contract No.2 NHS R&D Co-ordinating Centre for Health Technology Assessment 01 Mar 2004 28 Feb 2006
The Attitudes of Health Professionals to giving advice on fitness to drive Department for Transport 01 Feb 2004 30 Jan 2006
A Randomised Controlled Trial of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies for the Management of Low Back Pain (UK-BeST) NHS R&D Co-ordinating Centre for Health Technology Assessment 02 Jan 2003 01 Jan 2006
A Randomised Controlled Trial of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies for the Management of Low Back Pain (UK-BeST) NHS R&D Co-ordinating Centre for Health Technology Assessment 02 Jan 2003 01 Jan 2006
A Randomised Trial for Severe Ankle Sprains (CAST) NHS R&D Co-ordinating Centre for Health Technology Assessment 01 Nov 2002 30 Nov 2005
Systematic review of the effectiveness of parenting programmes in reducing child maltreatment Nuffield Foundation 01 Jul 2004 31 Aug 2005
Group Treatment on Acceptable and Effective Method of Physiotherapy Provision for Female Urinary Incontinence Chartered Society of Physiotherapy 01 Sep 2003 01 Sep 2004