Research Associate in Health Services Research
The post holder will join Professor Catherine Sackley’s research programme with the primary focus being the completion, reporting and dissemination of the PD COMM Trail “A Multi-Centre Randomised Controlled Trial to Compare the Clinical and Cost Effectiveness of Lee Silverman Voice Treatment Versus Standard NHS Speech and Language Therapy Versus Control in Parkinson’s Disease”.
PD Comm is a large pragmatic phase 3, multicentre, 3-arm randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of two types of speech and language therapy (SLT) compared to no SLT (control) for people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) who have self-reported problems with their speech or voice. The primary objective of the trial is to assess the clinical and cost-effectiveness of two types of SLT versus control for people with PD.
The post offers a unique opportunity to be an author on a world leading, 10-year programme of work.
The post holder will be expected to travel to regular meetings in Nottingham and may include occasional meetings in Birmingham, Glasgow and other sites in England, Wales and Scotland. It is likely that a significant proportion of time will be working at home in first instance, due to current COVID-19 restrictions.