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King's Trials Partnership

King's Trials Partnership

The King’s Trials Partnership is a new initiative designed to bring together clinical trials expertise within the King’s Health Partners. The aim is to develop a strong and active network of trialists to share and expand clinical trials knowledge, to increase collaborative links between trials groups within the organisation and to assist in the development and adoption of innovative methods and practice. For a list of upcoming events, please scroll down.


The group is led by a steering committee of clinical trials experts, whose members include:



Professor Andrew Pickles


Head of Biostatistics and Director of the UKCRC Registered Clinical Trials Unit, King’s College London 


Professor Philippa Garety


Clinical Director, Psychosis, South London & Maudsley Mental Health Trust 


Professor Rob Howard


Dean, Royal College of Psychiatrists 


Professor Tom Jamieson-Craig


Research Director, South London & Maudsley Mental Health Trust


Joanna Kelly


Senior Data Manager, UKCRC Registered Clinical Trials Unit, King’s College London


Professor Sabine Landau


Department of Biostatistics, King’s College London


Professor Paul McCrone


Health Economics, Health Services and Population Research 


Caroline Murphy


Manager of the UKCRC Registered Clinical Trials Unit, King’s College London 


Professor Janet Peacock


Medical Statistics, Department of Primary Care & Public Health 


Professor John Strang


Head of Department of Addictions, IoP and Clinical Director, South London & Maudsley Mental Health Trust 


Professor Til Wykes


Vice-Dean Research, IoP and Director of UK Mental Health Research Network

Upcoming KTP events:

The partnership will be organising monthly events focussing on various aspects of clinical trials. Events will be held on the second Wednesday of every month, and will vary between lunchtime talks and afternoon workshops. 

To be kept informed of upcoming events, please visit and use the link in the top right-hand corner to add your email to our mailing list.


The next KTP event:

Title: Collaboration & Methods in Two Trials of Physical Activity Interventions

Speaker: Prof Toby Prevost

Date: 2nd December 2015

Time: 12.30-13.30

Guys & St Thomas Campus


The seminar is a personal account of collaboration as a trial statistician with the trial manager, the intervention developer and a research statistician.

Prof Prevost will describe the results of methods used to track recruitment, to explore intervention fidelity, and to try to understand the results of a complex intervention trial. A second brief intervention trial is presented to introduce a simple Bayesian method which can assist with decisions in pilot trials.


To book a place, please email


Previous KTP events:

14th May 2014

Use of pilot economic models to support grant applications for clinical trials - a case study of STRATA project.

Speaker: Huajie Jin


9th April 2014

Interim analysis, sequential stopping rules and adaptive design

Speaker: Irene Rebollo Mesa


13th November 2013

How to put together a competitive research grant application: advice from RDS

Speakers: Caroline Burgess, Victoria Cornelius, Alice Forster and Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou


9th October 2013

How to design a trial for mediation analysis - some preliminary guidance

Speaker: Andrew Pickles


11th Sept 2013

European Standards for Trials: IT and Data Management

Speaker: Steve Canham


12th June 2013

Biomarker trials

Speaker: Toby Prevost


8th May 2013

Imaging trials

Speaker: Mitul Mehta


10th April 2013

Avoiding assessor bias

Speakers: Jennifer Hellier; Matt Woolgar


13th March 2013

Adaptive trial designs

Speakers: Adrian Manger; Michael Sweeting; Jack Bowden; James Wason


13th February 2013

No event


16th January 2013

Gate-keeping in recruitment

Speaker: Rohan Borschmann


12th December 2012

Clustering Issues in Trials

Speaker: Sabine Landau


14th November 2012

The COMET Initiative

Speaker: Paula Williamson


10th October 2012

Health Economics

Speaker: Paul McCrone


September 2012

No event


July 2012

DAMOCLES: Issues in data monitoring for RCTs & a Charter for DMCs

Speaker: Matthew Sydes


June 2012

No event


May 2012

Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials Statement and Extensions

Speaker: Jennifer Hellier


April 2012

MHRA and Risk-based GCP Inspections

Speaker: Sarah Ruiz


March 2012

Web-based delivery of complex interventions

Speakers: Nicholas Tarrier, Clare Reeder, Peter Musiat, Lauren Rayner


February 2012

Single case series and experimental designs

Speaker: David Veale


January 2012

Improving Recruitment to Trials

Speaker: Tom Jamieson-Craig

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