Katie Biggs, MA (Hons) University of Edinburgh, MSc University of Liverpool
Assistant Director, CTRU/Research Fellow
Clinical Trials Research Unit, ScHARR
The University of Sheffield
Regent Court, 30 Regent Street
Room: 2028, Regent Court
Tel: +44 (0)114 22 26128
I am the Lead Trial Manager in the CTRU. I manage multi-centre trials and contribute to proposal development within the CTRU.
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).
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
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
- MAGIC: Melatonin for Anxiety prior to General anaesthesia In Children
- The PAINTED Study: Pandemic Influenza Triage in the Emergency Department
I am the section deputy representative on the ScHARR Impact Strategy Group and I sit on the ScHARR Research Ethics Committee.
Katie Biggs is based in Design, Trials and Statistics.
- Challenges in the design, planning and implementation of trials evaluating group interventions. Trials, 21. View this article in WRRO
- Design, planning and implementation lessons learnt from a surgical multi-centre randomised controlled trial. Trials, 20(1). View this article in WRRO
- Investigating SOcial Competence and Isolation in children with Autism taking part in LEGO-based therapy clubs In School Environments (I-SOCIALISE) : study protocol. BMJ Open, 9(5). View this article in WRRO
- Development process of a consensus-driven CONSORT extension for randomised trials using an adaptive design. BMC Medicine, 16. View this article in WRRO
- Clinical and cost-effectiveness of one-session treatment (OST) versus multisession cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) for specific phobias in children: Protocol for a non-inferiority randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 8(8). View this article in WRRO
- Cost-Effectiveness of Haemorrhoidal Artery Ligation versus Rubber Band Ligation for the Treatment of Grade II–III Haemorrhoids: Analysis Using Evidence from the HubBLe Trial. PharmacoEconomics Open. View this article in WRRO
- The HubBle trial: Haemorrhoidal artery ligation (HAL) versus rubber band ligation (RBL) for symptomatic second- and third-degree haemorrhoids: A multicentre randomized controlled trial and health-economic evaluation. Health Technology Assessment, 20(88), 1-180. View this article in WRRO
- The impact of ADHD on the health and well-being of ADHD children and their siblings. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 25(11), 1217-1231. View this article in WRRO
- Haemorrhoidal artery ligation versus rubber band ligation for the management of symptomatic second-degree and third-degree haemorrhoids (HubBLe): a multicentre, open-label, randomised controlled trial. The Lancet, 388(10042), 356-364. View this article in WRRO
- Transition of care for adolescents from paediatric services to adult health services. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2016(4). View this article in WRRO
- Use of home visits increases data completion and retention in studies involving family members. Trials, 16(S2).
- Transition of Care for Adolescents from Child to Adult Health Services: A Systematic Review, Transition from Pediatric to Adult Healthcare Services for Adolescents and Young Adults with Long-term Conditions (pp. 147-169). Springer International Publishing