Katie Biggs

MA (Hons) University of Edinburgh, MSc University of Liverpool

School of Health and Related Research

Assistant Director, CTRU/Research Fellow

Katie Biggs
c.e.biggs@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 6128

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Katie Biggs
School of Health and Related Research
Room: 2028
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
Sheffield
S1 4DA
Profile

I am a co-applicant, and senior oversight, on the ASPECT trial, an RCT of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) vs One Session Treatment (OST) for simple phobias and the I-SOCIALISE trial, an RCT of LEGO® therapy vs usual care for children with autism in schools. These projects are funded by the National Institute Health Research (NIHR).

I joined the Clinical Trials Research Unit in March 2010 having previously worked in various mental health services as a support worker. My previous roles included psychometric testing and data collection from service users and families. My psychology based degrees provided good grounding in research methods, data collection and analysis.

In CTRU I have previously worked on 3Mg (HTA – 06/01/02), Well-being and ADHD (Shire Pharmaceuticals), MERIDIAN (HTA – 09/06/01), HubBLe (HTA – 10/57/46) and PRACTICE (HTA –13/24/03).

Current and recent projects

  • ASPECT (HTA – 15/38/04): Alleviating Specific Phobias Experienced by Children Trial.
  • I-SOCIALISE (PHR – 15/49/32): Investigating SOcial Competence and Isolation in children with Autism taking part in LEGO-based therapy clubs In School Environments

Section

I am based in the Design, Trials & Statistics Section.

Publications

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Posters

  • Cox M, hind D, biggs C, O'Connor C, Channell J, Hughes R & Albert P (2016) The PRACTICE trial: Pulmonary Rehabilitation and ACTIvity after COPD Exacerbations. COPD10. RIS download Bibtex download

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All publications

Journal articles

Chapters

Posters

  • Biggs K, Hind D, Bradburn M, Swaby L & Brown S (2019) Lessons learnt from a multi-centre Type 3 surgical trial. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Biggs K, Hind D, Gossage-Worrall R, Sprange K, White D, Wright J, Chatters R, Berry K, Papaioannou D, Bradburn M , Walters SJ et al (2019) Challenges in the design, planning and implementation of trials evaluating group interventions. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Cox M, hind D, biggs C, O'Connor C, Channell J, Hughes R & Albert P (2016) The PRACTICE trial: Pulmonary Rehabilitation and ACTIvity after COPD Exacerbations. COPD10. RIS download Bibtex download

Other

Teaching interests

I am involved in delivering various aspects of Master level programs at ScHARR including:

  • Supervising and marking dissertations on the Masters in Public Health, Masters in Health Services Research and Masters in Clinical Research
  • Deputy module leader on Randomised Controlled Trials in Health and Social Care module of the MSc in Clinical Research
  • Personal tutor to Masters Level students
Professional activities

I am the section deputy representative on the ScHARR Impact Strategy Group and I sit on the ScHARR Research Ethics Committee.