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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. 

Previous KTP events:

16th March 2016

Research Design Service Seminar
Speaker: Fiona Reid, Gail Gilchrist, Aris Komporozos and Peter Lovell
Time: 13.00-14.00
Seminar Room 4, IoPPN Main Building, Denmark Hill Campus


17th February 2016

Facilitating participant recruitment
Speaker: Sarah Markam & Bartlomiej Pilszka


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


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


July 2012

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


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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