MRC Methodology Research Fellow, University of Aberdeen

Katie Gillies is an MRC Methodology Research Fellow working in methodological research across both the Health Care Assessment and Delivery of Care Programmes within HSRU.

On completion of her PhD (Biochemistry) Katie moved to more applied research and joined HSRU in 2007 taking up the post of Trial Manager for the CATHETER Trial. Whilst working as a Trial Manager she gained an MSc in Health Services and Public Health Research from the University of Aberdeen. During this degree Katie became interested in trials methodology more broadly and specifically how people make decisions about their healthcare and specifically how people make decisions about participation in clinical trials.

Katie was awarded a CSO Postdoctoral Fellowship (2009) to explore stakeholder's perspectives about the acceptability and usefulness of decision aids to support decisions about trial participation. This work is now being further developed through support from an MRC Methodology Research Fellowship (2014). This current fellowship aims to conduct a methodological investgation of core components and outcome measures for decision aids for clinical trial participation.

Experience

  • –present
    MRC Methodology Research Fellow, University of Aberdeen