Professor Amanda Farrin
- Position: Professor of Clinical Trials & Evaluation of Complex Interventions
- Areas of expertise: Clinical Trials; Statistics; Complex Interventions; Stroke; Older People; Mental health; Primary Care; Audit & Feedback; Cancer; Palliative Care
- Email: A.J.Farrin@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 8017
- Location: 10.68 Worsley
- Website: Twitter
I am Professor of Clinical Trials and Evaluation of Complex Interventions at the Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU) within the Leeds Institute for Clinical Trials Research.
I have 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, I have worked in an academic clinical trial environment and joined the CTRU in 2004.
As Director of Complex Interventions Division at CTRU, I take strategic and methodological leadership for an extensive portfolio of NIHR- and charity-funded trials, studies and programmes, developing and evaluating complex health and social care interventions in NHS priority areas. Trials include those in stroke; elderly care (frailty, delirium, dementia); mental health (particularly self-harm), diet & obesity, cancer, primary care, care homes, and end-of-life & palliative care, with a focus across all clinical areas on evaluating behaviour change interventions.
- Director of Complex Interventions Division
My reseach portfolio includes multi-centre phase III trials, early phase research, such as pilots, feasibilty studies and intervention development, epidemiological studies and eveidence synthesis. I have designed a wide range of complex randomised trials, including parallel group, cluster randomised, factorial, fractional factorial and balanced incomplete block designs, multi-arm, multi stage (MAMS), feasibility & pilot studies, and (multiple) interrupted time series.
My methodological research interests encompass a broad range of trial methodology and application of rigorous and innovative methods to complex intervention trials. I direct an active programme of methodological research investigating real-world issues encountered during the design, implementation or analysis of complex intervention evaluations. This includes:
- design and analysis of cluster randomised trials,
- methodological advances in early-phase complex intervention trial designs,
- use of routine data in the design, implementation and analysis of trials,
- design of process evaluations, including methods for maximising, measuring and monitoring intervnetion fidelity.
- 1992 MSc Statistics, University of Sheffield
- 1990 BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Accounting, University of Durham
- Society for Clinical Trials
Research groups and institutes
- Leeds Institute of Clinical Trials Research
- Complex interventions
- Complex Interventions Division