Marion Kay Campbell


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    Marion Campbell is Vice-Principal (Research) for the University of Aberdeen and Professor of Health Services Research in the Health Services Research Unit (HSRU). Marion is a medical statistician and clinical trialist. Her main research interests are in the methodology of evaluative research, especially the design, conduct and analysis of clinical trials of surgical and other complex interventions. She has published widely on clinical trials methodology including cluster randomised trials. She has served on many national and international funding agencies and committees and is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Faculty of Public Health and the International Society for Clinical Trials.

    Marion graduated with an honours degree in Statistics from the University of Aberdeen and subsequently gained an MSc in Statistics and PhD in Public Health. Following early career appointments within the National Health Service in the fields of Operational Research and Statistics of Medical Audit, she joined the Health Services Research Unit in 1993. She became Director of the Unit in 2007 - a position she held until the end of 2015, when she became Dean of Research for Life Sciences and Medicine. She took up the role of Vice-Principal (Research) in October 2017. HSRU remains her academic base.


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    Research Output 1996 2019

    11 Citations (Scopus)

    No Surgical Innovation Without Evaluation: Evolution and Further Development of the IDEAL Framework and Recommendations

    Hirst, A., Philippou, Y., Blazeby, J., Campbell, B., Campbell, M., Feinberg, J., Rovers, M., Blencowe, N., Pennell, C., Quinn, T., Rogers, W., Cook, J., Kolias, A. G., Agha, R., Dahm, P., Sedrakyan, A., McCulloch, P. & IDEAL Collaboration, 1 Feb 2019, In : Annals of Surgery. 269, 2, p. 211-220 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Equipment and Supplies
    Life Cycle Stages
    Research Personnel
    2 Downloads (Pure)

    Accommodating quality and service improvement research within existing ethical principles

    Goldstein, C. E., Weijer, C., Brehaut, J. C., Campbell, M., Fergusson, D. A., Grimshaw, J. M., Hemming, K., Horn, A. R. & Taljaard, M., 25 Jun 2018, In : Trials. 19, 334.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    Quality Improvement
    Research Ethics Committees
    Delivery of Health Care
    Health Personnel
    1 Citation (Scopus)

    Developing a framework for the ethical design and conduct of pragmatic trials in healthcare: a mixed methods research protocol

    Taljaard, M., Weijer, C., Grimshaw, J. M., Ali, A., Brehaut, J. C., Campbell, M. K., Carroll, K., Edwards, S., Eldridge, S., Forrest, C. B., Giraudeau, B., Goldstein, C. E., Graham, I. D., Hemming, K., Hey, S. P., Horn, A. R., Jairath, V., Klassen, T. P., London, A. J., Marlin, S. & 7 othersMarshall, J. C., McIntyre, L., McKenzie, J. E., Nicholls, S. G., Alison Paprica, P., Zwarenstein, M. & Fergusson, D. A., 27 Sep 2018, In : Trials. 19, 525.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    Pragmatic Clinical Trials
    Research Ethics Committees
    Delivery of Health Care
    1 Citation (Scopus)
    1 Downloads (Pure)

    Maximizing geographical efficiency: An analysis of the configuration of Colorado’s trauma system

    Jansen, J. O., Moore, E. E., Wang, H., Morrison, J. J., Hutchison, J., Campbell, M. K. & Sauaia, A., 1 May 2018, In : The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 84, 5, p. 762-770 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    Trauma Centers
    Wounds and Injuries
    Decision Making
    Public Health
    5 Downloads (Pure)

    Patient reported measures of informed consent for clinical trials: A systematic review

    Gillies, K., Duthie, A., Cotton, S. & Campbell, M. K., 27 Jun 2018, In : PloS ONE. 13, 6, e0199775.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    systematic review
    Informed Consent
    clinical trials
    Clinical Trials
    taxonomic keys


    Aberdeen research prompts change in dental policy benefiting thousands of Scottish children

    Craig Robert Ramsay (Coordinator), Jeremy M Grimshaw (Coordinator), Graeme Stewart MacLennan (Coordinator), Jan Clarkson (Coordinator), Nigel B. Pitts (Coordinator), Ruth Elizabeth Thomas (Coordinator), Elizabeth A Shirran (Coordinator), Marion Kay Campbell (Coordinator), Jill Ann Mollison (Coordinator)