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Professor Norman Waugh

Job Title
Professor in Public Health
WMS - Health Sciences
02476 151585
Research Interests

Professor Waugh's interests are mainly in diabetes including incidence of type 1 in Scottish children, and trials including the REPOSE trial of insulin pumps and structured education, the DIAMONDS trial of different lasers in diabetic macular oedema, the EMERALDs trial of different methods of follow-up of treated diabetic eye disease, the PEARL pilot trial of earlier laser photocoagulation, and studies in gestational diabetes. He has been involved in many health technology assessments, mainly for NICE but also for National Screening Committee and Department of Health. Recent work has included photocoagulation in diabetic retinopathy, the SGLT2 inhibitors in type 2 diabetes, and autologous chondrocyte implantation. Past research experience includes screening topics including cervical screening (TOMBOLA trial), cystic fibrosis related diabetes, hyperglycaemia in pregnancy and for type 2 diabetes.


MB, ChB Edinburgh. General training in general medicine (MRCP UK), anaesthetics (DA), geriatrics and general practice, before training in public health medicine (MPH and MFPHM). Consultant in public health medicine in Tayside 1986-1993 and Grampian 1993-99. Several spells as acting DPH, Tayside January to April 1993, Grampian and Shetland most of 1999. While in Grampian, set up and directed the first Scottish HTA centre, SHPIC. Moved to University of Southampton in 2000 where directed the Southampton Health Technology Assessments Centre from set-up in 2000, to departure in November 2002. Appointed prof of PHM in University of Aberdeen December 2002, and led the Aberdeen technology assessment report group supporting NICE appraisals till end March 2011. Member of NICE Appraisal Committee 2001 to 2005. Joined Warwick Evidence in June 2011. Completed the Munros 1991.

Title Funder Award start Award end
Stage 2 NIHR HTA Commissioned call 19/124 Effectiveness of meniscal allograft transplantation: METEOR2 National Institute for Health Research (NIHR DoH) 01 Jun 2022 30 Nov 2027
NIHR HS&DR Stage 2 Lead by UHCW:Single use versus multiple use endoscopes: balancing infection control and environmental impact (SUMU-Endo) National Institute for Health Research (NIHR DoH) 01 Jun 2023 31 May 2025
RECEDE study (Reducing Colonoscopies in those without bowEl DiseasE) HS&DR Stage 2 (Stage 1 - 60439) National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 May 2020 31 Oct 2022
Role of HbA1c and 50g GCT in early detection and prediction of gestational diabetes and associated maternal and fetal complications in Thailand MRC 01 Apr 2018 31 Mar 2021
NIHR HTA. The clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness of Surgery for early osteoarthritis of the hip and knee joint via Oxford National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Jun 2019 31 Jan 2021
DIAMONDS - NIHR HTA recost via Queens University, Belfast (see 41045 for original cost summary.) National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Apr 2016 31 May 2020
Gestational hyperglycaemia in Malaysia: early screening and intervention MRC 03 Jan 2017 31 Dec 2019
Emeralds- recost National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Apr 2017 30 Sep 2019
Additional funding for "Effectiveness of Multimodal imaging for the Evaluation of Retinal oedema And new vesseLs in Diabetic retinopathy" (EMERALD)" IDEATE 50063 National Institute for Health Research (NIHR DoH) 01 Apr 2017 30 Sep 2019
Risk stratification of gestational diabetes in India and Kenya. MRC 14 Jul 2015 31 Jul 2019
Centres for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West Midlands (CLAHRC WM), Theme 3 Prevention and Detection Department of Health 01 Jan 2014 31 Dec 2018
Allografts in knee and other joint repairs European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) 01 Sep 2017 30 Apr 2018
Systematic review of treatment of dry age-related macular degeneration and Stargardt's disease. National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Jul 2015 30 Jun 2017
Macular Society application Macular Society, The 01 Feb 2015 31 Jul 2015
08/107/01 The REPOSE (Relative Effectiveness of Pumps Over MDI and Structured Education) Trial The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) 01 Aug 2010 30 Apr 2015
Novation of remaining balance from the completed project: Improving Services for People with Type 1 Diabetes.Original Funder The Scottish Government University of Aberdeen 01 Apr 2012 31 Mar 2014
National Screening Committee: Commissioned work, Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Public Health England 01 Oct 2013 31 Dec 2013
HS&DR Full application: Do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation decisions DNACPR National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Jan 2013 31 Dec 2013