Dr Matthew Parkes


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Research interests

Matt has three main areas of focus for his research:

Novel trial designs that improve efficiency in clinical trials; particularly improving uptake and dissemination of novel methods. Examples include the use of appropriate interim analyses; Bayesian clinical trial designs; n-of-1 designs; and multi-arm adaptive designs. 

Choosing appropriate outcomes in chronic, painful conditions, in terms of sensitivity, validity, and reliability. Collection and analysis of patient-reported outcomes and subjective phenomena to take advantage of smart technology (smartphones and smartwatches).

Transparency in publishing: transparency and bias in meta-analyses, and improving transparency and reproducibility of analyses in clinical research, particularly through the use of literate programming.


Research and projects

No current projects are available for public display