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Dr Nick Parsons

Job Title
Associate Professor
Department
WMS - Statistics and Epidemiology
Phone
02476 150540
Research Interests

Particular areas of interest are experimental design and analysis, longitudinal data analysis, ordinal regression models, R programming and digital image processing and analysis using neural networks. Clinical trial design and analysis, particularly for applications in Trauma & Orthopaedics.

Trauma and Orthopaedics:

Biography
  • Completed MSc at Warwick University (dissertation on Bayesian methods in survival analysis) and worked in medical statistics for one year.

  • PhD student in Applied Mathematics Department (Queen Mary, University of London) from 1999-2004 under supervision of Dr Steve Gilmour and Rodney Edmondson (HRI), developing novel statistical methods (generalized estimating equations and artificial neural networks) for analysing quality assessment data from experimental crop trials.

  • 20 years experience as a statistical consultant. Working with scientists from a wide range of biological disciplines, medics and collaborators from a number of commercial organisations

  • Member of the International Biometric Society and Royal Statistical Society.

  • Present employment, based in the Statistics and Epidemiology Unit within Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick, requires me to work collaboratively with scientists and medics, both within the University and externally.

  • For a comprehensive list of publications see ORCID 0000-0001-9975-888X

Title Funder Award start Award end
Research Design Service renewal 2018 National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Oct 2018 30 Sep 2023
UK study of ankle fracture rehabilitation ? multicentre randomised controlled trial. NIHR CDF Fellowship. National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Jan 2017 30 Jun 2022
A Randomised, Efficient, Adaptive Clinical Trial in Surgery: Assessment of a Biodegradeable Spacer for Tears of the RotAtor Cuff Tendons (STARTS:REACTS) National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Jan 2018 31 Jan 2022
ARTISAN National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Jun 2018 30 Nov 2021
NIHR DRF:The MEniscal TeaR Outcome (METRO) Study: Understanding the disease process of young patients with a meniscal tear of the knee and response to treatment. National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Dec 2018 30 Nov 2021
ARUK- Re-cost- Achilles Tendinopathy Management: A placebo randomised controlled trial evaluating platelet rich plasma injections. Arthritis Research UK 01 Sep 2015 28 May 2021
NIHR RfPB: World Hip Trauma Evaluation-WHITE 5 via Oxford, linked to IDEATE record 55713 National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Apr 2018 31 Mar 2021
NIHR RfPB Second Stage: Multicentre feasibility study for a randomised controlled trial of intra operative cell salvage versus conventional care in patients undergoing surgery for hip fracture National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Apr 2019 30 Sep 2020
NIHR DRF 2016 - Karoline Freeman: What is the role of faecal calprotectin testing for the differentiation between IBS and IBD in primary care? National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Oct 2016 30 Sep 2020
Full Randomised Controlled Trial of Arthroscopic Surgery for Hip Impingement versus best Conventional care UK FASHIoN 2 National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Apr 2014 31 Jul 2019
NIHR Research Design Service West Midlands, Warwick Hub National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Oct 2013 30 Sep 2018
WHITE 5: A feasibility study to compare contemporary un-cemented hemiarthroplasty with the standard-of-care cemented hemiarthroplasty for the treatment of displaced intracapsular hip fractures National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Sep 2016 03 Mar 2018
TRAFFIX- HTA Full via Oxford National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Apr 2016 30 Sep 2017
Development of an outcome prediction toolfor patients considering a total knee replacement theKnee Outcome Prediction Study (KOPS) Arthritis Research UK 01 Jan 2014 31 Dec 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 RfPB (Round 19): Warwick Arthroplasty Infection Trial - A feasibility study National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Jun 2013 31 May 2016
RfPB: PAKA Trial National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Apr 2013 31 Dec 2015
AMS Starter Grant for clinical Lecturers: Investigating the UK epidemiology of slipped capital femoral epiphysis: A population based descriptive and case-control study Academy of Medical Sciences 01 Feb 2014 31 Jan 2015
A randomised controlled trial of total arthroplasty resurfacing versus hemi-arthroplasty resurfacing in the treatment of primary osteoarthritis of the shoulder National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Jan 2011 31 Dec 2013
Using Surrogate Endpoints for Decision-Making in Adaptive Seamless Designs MRC 01 Jan 2011 31 Dec 2013
Distal Radius Fracture (DRAFFT) The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) 01 Jul 2010 31 Dec 2013
West Midlands Research Design Service Unit (RDSU) National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Oct 2008 30 Sep 2013
UK FASHIoN UK Feasibility Study of a trial of Arthroscopic Surgery for Hip Impingement compared with Non-operative care National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Mar 2012 31 Aug 2013
NIHR Programme Development Grant: Improving outcomes for patients with fractures of the proximal femurWHITE National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Jan 2012 31 Mar 2013
Bupa Foundation: The Warwick Hip Trauma Study BUPA Foundation 01 Apr 2010 30 Sep 2012
ATM Project - Achilles Tendinopathy Management Chartered Society of Physiotherapy 01 Feb 2010 31 Jan 2012
Warwick Knee Arthroplasty Trial Action Medical Research 01 Jan 2009 31 Dec 2011
Periarticular infiltration following total knee arthroplasty: a randomised trial Astra Tech Limited 01 Apr 2010 31 Dec 2010
Refining the Trial Design for Adaptive Treatment Selection in MS Multiple Sclerosis Society 01 Oct 2009 31 Dec 2009
Adaptive clinical trial design for treatment selection and evaluation in multiple sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis Society 01 Jun 2008 28 Feb 2009