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Associate Professor Tim Sprosen

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Tim Sprosen

BSc(Hons) DPhil

Associate Professor & Head of Communications, Regulation & Knowledge Transfer

Tim Sprosen is an Associate Professor in the Nuffield Department of Population Health at the University of Oxford.

He studied Pharmacology at Dundee (1983-1987) and Cambridge (1987-1990).

He has spent his entire career in medical research in industry (Renal Division, Baxter Healthcare), public office (Medical Research Council Head Office) and in academia (Cambridge, Oxford, Manchester and Imperial College London). From 2004-2011, he was Chief Scientist at UK Biobank.

His main interests are in the design and execution of large-scale epidemiological studies, public participation in research, the use of health-records in research and promoting appropriate and proportionate governance of research.

He is leading a new public campaign, MoreTrials, working with leading trialists around the world and Sense About Science to make it much easier to do randomised trials. Its goal is to replace the ICH-Good Clinical Practice  guideline (which is neither good or about clinical practice) with a new one that will focus on those few things that matter when doing a trial and which is developed by everybody in the trial community (including participants, who ICH still calls "subjects").