Prof Paula Williamson

Professor of Medical Statistics Biostatistics

    Research

    Research Group Membership
    Research Grants

    Side Lying Upper airway Maintenance in Babies Requiring Surgery for cleft palate repair (SLUMBRS)

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    June 2014 - May 2017

    improving orAl health in Cleft lip and/Or palate: a health pRomotion iNtervention for children and parents (ACORN)

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    January 2015 - August 2017

    Wellcome VIP Award

    WELLCOME TRUST (UK)

    October 2006 - September 2007

    A prospective study of the aPTT waveform and lipoprotein-complexed C reactive protein assays in the early diagnosis and prognosis of sepsis

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    July 2011 - December 2012

    Use of the electronic health record in the design and conduct of clinical trials

    MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC)

    November 2013 - September 2016

    Variability in response to warfarin: a prospective analysis of pharmacogenetic and environmental factors.

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    September 2004 - October 2009

    Technology Assessment Reviews (TARS).

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    March 2001 - March 2011

    An RCT of longer-term clinical outcomes and cost effectiveness of standard and new antiepileptic drugs.

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    September 1998 - October 2007

    Medicines for Children (MCRN) Clinical Trials Unit.

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    April 2005 - March 2010

    Medicines for Children Research Network Clinical Trials Unit

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    April 2010 - March 2015

    A pragmatic randomised controlled trial comparing the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of levetiracetam and zonisamide versus standard treatments for epilepsy: a comparison of Standard And New Antiepileptic Drugs (SANAD-II)

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    June 2012 - November 2019

    Health R&D NoW.

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    April 2005 - March 2010

    Clinical trial monitoring: establishing best UK practice?

    MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC)

    September 2011 - May 2013

    Co-ordinating Centre of the UK Medicines for Children Research Network (MCRN.

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    April 2005 - March 2010

    UK Lung Cancer Screening Trial (UKLS) - feasibility study and protocol development.

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    November 2008 - April 2009

    DESIRE

    EUROPEAN COMMISSION

    October 2013 - September 2018

    NIHR Medicines for Children Research Network

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR), KING'S COLLEGE LONDON (UK)

    April 2010 - March 2017

    Service agreement for medical statistics.

    ROYAL LIVERPOOL AND BROADGREEN UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS TRUST (UK)

    July 2003 - March 2007

    Research assistant in medical statistics.

    AINTREE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST (CHARITY) (UK)

    October 2001 - October 2007

    Driving up the quality and relevance of research-based knowledge: the COMET (Core Outcome Measures in Effectiveness Trials) Initiative

    MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC)

    November 2012 - November 2014

    MYPAN: Open label randomised controlled trial of mycophenolate mofetil versus cyclphoshamide for the induction of remission of childhood polyarteritis nodosa

    ARTHRITIS RESEARCH UK

    July 2013 - April 2020

    Duration of intravenous antibiotic therapy for children with acute osteomyelitis or septic arthritis: a feasibility study

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    October 2012 - May 2015

    NIHR Clinician Scientist Award: Prediction and prevention of adverse pregnancy outcomes in women with chronic vascular disease

    UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER (UK)

    February 2014 - March 2019

    GORMET

    MEDICINES & HEALTHCARE REGULATORY AGENCY (MHRA) (UK)

    April 2007 - March 2009

    Defining patient preferences and priorities for treatment options and outcomes in epilepsy

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    June 2011 - February 2014

    North West Hub for Trial Methodology Research (NWHTMR)

    MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC)

    October 2008 - August 2014

    Prevention of colonisation with Pseudomonas aeruginosa for cystic fibrosis patients.

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    May 2006 - October 2006

    Development of a central resource for research in recruitment in clinical trials

    MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC)

    March 2014 - November 2018

    Development of a quality assessment tool for core outcome set development

    MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC)

    October 2014 - December 2017

    Understanding the process and impact of within-study selective reporting bias.

    MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC)

    October 2006 - November 2008

    DexEnceph: Dexamethasone in Herpes Simplex Virus Encephalitis Randomised Controlled Trial.

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    June 2015 - February 2021

    UK Lung Cancer Screening Trial (UKLS)

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    April 2011 - November 2017

    Multi-centre feasibility study on the efficacy of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and growth hormone (GH) in children with Crohn's disease-induced growth failure

    CROHNS IN CHILDHOOD RESEARCH ASSOCIATION (UK)

    October 2013 - November 2014

    Consolidating guidelines for the prevention, detection and appraisal of reporting biases in clinical trials

    MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC)

    May 2012 - October 2013

    A pragmatic randomised controlled trial of intravenous levetiracetam versus intravenous phenytoin in terminating acute, prolonged tonic-clonic seizures including convulsive status epilepticus in children, the 'EcLIPSE' Study: Emergency treatment with Levetiracetam or Phenytoin in Status Epilepticus

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    June 2014 - July 2019

    NIHR Research Methods Fellowship

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    September 2012 - March 2016

    COMET Health outcomes research and measurement workshop and collaboration with kyoto university

    GREAT BRITAIN-SASAKAWA FOUNDATION (UK)

    September 2012 - August 2013

    Tissue sample collection from the ESPAC Adjuvant Trials in pancreatic cancer

    CANCER RESEARCH UK (UK)

    January 2007 - August 2010

    Onabotulinium toxin-A versus extended release tolterodine in the management of idiopathic overactive bladder in children: A pilot randomised controlled trial OVERT

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    July 2014 - August 2018

    Neighbourhood and Dementia: a mixed methods study

    ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ESRC)

    May 2014 - April 2019

    COMET

    EUROPEAN COMMISSION

    October 2012 - December 2014

    MerseyBeat - Best Evidence, Application and Translation of research

    LIVERPOOL PRIMARY CARE TRUST (UK)

    March 2008 - September 2019

    DfID exact title to be defined

    DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (DFID) (UK)

    April 2007 - March 2008

    Adverse Drug Reactions in Children

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    September 2008 - September 2013

    A pharmacogenomic approach to coumarin anticoagulant therapy (PACT)

    EUROPEAN COMMISSION

    October 2008 - March 2013

    Process in recruitment to randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of medicines for children.

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    December 2007 - May 2010

    Healing Foundation Clinical Trials Unit

    THE SCAR FREE FOUNDATION

    June 2011 - September 2020

    Refractory Juvenile Myoclonoc Epilepsy Cohort (ReJuMEC)

    MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC)

    January 2009 - June 2011

    Department of Health Sponsored chair in pharmacogenetics.

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    September 2007 - March 2019

    Statistical methodology for longitudinal studies in clinical research.

    MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC)

    September 2005 - August 2009

    Skin to skin.

    WARRINGTON HOSPITAL NHS TRUST

    January 2001 - March 2004

    North West Research Design Services (Phase 2).

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    April 2015 - September 2018

    Phase IIa, randomised, open label, controlled trial of rostuvastatin for the prevention of aminoglycoside-induced kidney toxicity in children with cystic fibrosis (PROteKT)

    THE MOULTON CHARITABLE FOUNDATION (UK)

    June 2014 - January 2018

    Metformin and genetic polymorphisms of organic cation transporters.

    ROYAL LIVERPOOL AND BROADGREEN UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS TRUST (UK)

    May 2005 - December 2008

    Multi-centre randomised control trial comparing the clinical and cost effectiveness of trans-foraminal epidural steroid injection to surgical microdiscectomy for the treatment of chronic radicular pain secondary to prolapsed intervertebral disc herniation. (NErve Rootblock VErsus Surgery; NERVES)

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    June 2014 - December 2019

    MRC North West Hub for Trials Methodology Research

    MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC)

    October 2013 - September 2018

    Recruitment and retention in clinical trials: current knowledge and future directions for research, the recruitment and retention workshop

    MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC)

    September 2012 - August 2013

    PACIFICO Phase III multicentre trial comparing two different Rituximab-Chemotherapy induction regimens for Follicular Lymphoma in Older patients (PACIFIC)

    CANCER RESEARCH UK (UK)

    November 2008 - July 2020

    MASCOT

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    July 2007 - September 2012

    Research Associate in Medical Statistics.

    MERSEY CARE NHS TRUST (UK)

    April 2004 - March 2008

    ORBIT II: Outcome Reporting Bias In Trials

    MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC)

    June 2012 - December 2013

    A randomised controlled trial of Amnioinfusion versus conservative management In very early preterm premature rupture of membranes AMIPROM

    LIVERPOOL WOMEN'S NHS FOUNDATION TRUST (UK)

    January 2009 - October 2012

    Adverse Drug Reactions in Children.

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    December 2007 - April 2013

    Research Fellow in Medical Statistics

    ROYAL LIVERPOOL CHILDREN'S NHS TRUST (CHARITABLE) (UK)

    October 2000 - December 2020

    MAGnesium Nebuliser Trial (MAGNET) a randomised, placebo controlled study of nebulised magnesium in acute severe asthma in children.

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    August 2010 - April 2014

    Agreeing current good practice for clinical trial data sharing

    MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC)

    October 2013 - September 2014

    Introducing personalised risk based intervals in screening for diabetic retinopathy: development, implementation and assessment of safety, cost-effectiveness and patient experience (ISDR study)

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    February 2013 - January 2020

    Pharmacogenetics of GABAergic mechanisms of benefit and harm in epilepsy.

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    February 2005 - November 2010

    Further understanding of medical conditions that can impact on child health in general and child dental health in particular.

    CHESHIRE & MERSEYSIDE NHS WORKFORCE DEV CONFED (UK)

    November 2004 - June 2007

    North West Research Design Services

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    April 2010 - September 2018

    TAILoR (TelmisArtan and InsuLin Resistance in HIV): A dose-ranging Phase II randomised open trial of telmistartan as a strategy for the reduction of insulin resistance in HIV-positive individuals on Combination Antiretroviral Therapy (CART)

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    January 2012 - February 2020

    MOMENT The management of otitis media with effusion (OME) in children with cleft palate

    CENTRAL MANCHESTER TEACHING HOSPITALS (UK)

    August 2012 - August 2013

    NIHR Senior Investigator Award- Funding allocation to Alder Hey and Paula Williamson

    ALDER HEY CHILDREN'S NHS FOUNDATION TRUST (UK), DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

    April 2014 - March 2022

    Workshop on the design and analysis of clinical trials in Head and Neck Cancer

    MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC)

    June 2013 - April 2014