Head of Trials Programming
After graduating from the University of Oxford with a BA in Mathematics, Andy was self-employed as a computer programmer working for several Oxford colleges and the NHS.
Since joining the NPEU in 1996 he has worked on numerous projects (including 4Child and UKCP) and clinical trials (including the Hip Trial, INIS, BOOST-II UK, I2S2, PiPS, Poppi and Baby-OSCAR). In 2009 he became Senior Trials Programmer, and in 2014 was appointed Head of Trials Programming. He is responsible for the IT management of the NPEU CTU's work, including the computing aspects of the design and conduct of NPEU CTU randomised controlled trials, and has particular responsibility for the randomisation systems.
The WHEAT pilot trial-WithHolding Enteral feeds Around packed red cell Transfusion to prevent necrotising enterocolitis in preterm neonates: a multicentre, electronic patient record (EPR), randomised controlled point-of-care pilot trial.
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