Professor Mike Clarke
- Director of the Northern Ireland Clinical Trials Unit
- Northern Ireland Methodology Hub Lead, Queen’s University, Belfast
Professor Mike Clarke has nearly 30 years’ experience in the design and conduct of rigorous assessments of the effects of interventions through the use of randomised trials and systematic reviews. He joined CTSU in 1989 following a BA in chemistry and while finishing his DPhil on the history and epidemiology of suicide at the University of Oxford. Since then, he has been part of the Secretariat for the breast cancer overview, with a particular focus on the effects of ovarian ablation or suppression for women with early breast cancer. He was Director of the UK Cochrane Centre from 2002 to 2011 and now leads the Northern Ireland Methodology Hub at Queen’s University, Belfast and is Director of the Northern Ireland Clinical Trials Unit.
Role of supplementary material in biomedical journal articles: surveys of authors, reviewers and readers.
Price A. et al, (2018), BMJ Open, 8
SMOOTH (Self-Management of Open Online Trials in Health) analysis found improvements were needed for reporting methods of internet-based trials.
Price A. et al, (2018), J Clin Epidemiol
Reflections on the history of systematic reviews.
Clarke M. and Chalmers I., (2018), BMJ Evid Based Med, 23, 121 - 122
Why Cochrane should prioritise sharing data.
Shokraneh F. et al, (2018), BMJ, 362
Identifying trial recruitment uncertainties using a James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership - the PRioRiTy (Prioritising Recruitment in Randomised Trials) study.
Healy P. et al, (2018), Trials, 19