Mike Bradburn


School of Health and Related Research

Senior Medical Statistician

ScHARR Staff Profile - Mike Bradburn
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Mike Bradburn
School of Health and Related Research
Room 3.06, 3rd Floor
The Innovation Centre
217 Portobello
S1 4DP

I joined the CTRU in 2007, having previously worked as a statistician at Cancer Research UK and PAREXEL International. My role is to provide statistical/generalist input to the CTRU portfolio of clinical trials.

Ongoing and recent projects

I am currently involved in the following projects:

  • ASTIClite - Autologous Stem cell Transplantation in refractory Crohn's disease
  • COMMEND - COMmitment therapy for people with Motor nEuroN Disease
  • HighCALS - A programme to develop and evaluate a complex intervention to improve nutritional management for people with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • OPTION-DM - Optimal Pathway for Treating neuropathic paiN in Diabetes Mellitus
  • PANDA - A Practical Adaptive & Novel Design and Analysis (PANDA) Toolkit
  • PHEWS - Pre-Hospital Early Warning scores for Sepsis study
  • PITSTOP - PIlonidal sinus Treatment: STudying the OPtions
  • VTEAM - Venous Thromboembolism Assessment Model Study
Research interests

My primary interest is to facilitate the delivery of good quality NHS/academic funded clinical trials. My main methodological specialist areas are meta-analysis, survival analysis and methods to assess whether trials can generalise to a given population.


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Journal articles

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Journal articles


  • Wylie G, Bradburn MJ, Edwards B, Evans T & Kay R (2006) Sweetening the pill: Compliance and clinical trials In Davies M & Kermani F (Ed.), Patient Compliance: Sweetening the Pill (pp. 109-132). Gower Publishing Ltd RIS download Bibtex download
  • Sterne JAC, Bradburn MJ & Egger M (2001) Meta‒Analysis in Stata In Egger M, Smith GD & Altman DG (Ed.), Systematic Reviews in Health Care (pp. 347-372). Wiley-Blackwell RIS download Bibtex download
  • Deeks JJ, Altman DG & Bradburn MJ (2001) Statistical Methods for Examining Heterogeneity and Combining Results from Several Studies in Meta-Analysis In Egger M, Smith GD & Altman DG (Ed.), Systematic Reviews in Health Care: Meta-Analysis in Context (pp. 285-312). Wiley-Blackwell RIS download Bibtex download

Conference proceedings papers



  • Biggs K, Hind D, Bradburn M, Swaby L & Brown S (2019) Lessons learnt from a multi-centre type 3 surgical trial. 5th International Clinical Trials Methodology Conference (ICTMC 2019). 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
  • Hoo ZH, Totton N, Waterhouse S, Hind D, Girling C, Bradburn M, Shepherd E, Nightingale JA, Daniels TV, Dewar J , Saini G et al (2019) ePS5.05 Understanding objective adherence to preventative inhaled therapies at a centre level for quality improvement - a CFHealthHub (CFHH) improvement collaborative study. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Beal E, Hind D, Bradburn M, Lee E, Howard A, Shackley P, Lee M & Brown S (2018) #20 Design and rationale of the PIlonidal sinus Treatment - STudying the OPtions (PITSTOP) study: a multicentre cohort, nested mixed-methods case study and discrete choice experiment (poster presentation). RIS download Bibtex download


Professional activities
  • Committee member for the UKCRC CTU network statistics operations group and TMRP statistical analysis working group
  • Reviewer for NIHR, MRC and several journals
  • Chair of three trial Data Monitoring Committees and a member for six Trial Steering Committees