Tim Chater BSc (Hons) Computer Science, Leeds

Data and Information Systems Manager

Tim ChaterClinical Trials Research Unit
University of Sheffield
30 Regent Street
S1 4DA

Tel: +44 (0)114 22 20876
Fax: +44 (0)114 22 20749

Email: t.chater@sheffield.ac.uk

ORCiD: orcid.org/0000-0002-1138-0147


I have worked at the University of Sheffield since December 2003 and was Database Manager for the Multiple Sclerosis Risk Sharing Scheme Monitoring Study and the Paediatric Intensive Care Audit Network (PICANet) before joining the Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU) when it formed in 2006.

I am part of the CTRU data management team which provides data management services, support and advice to various trials, studies and registries. I have developed many of our data management policies and standard operating procedures. I work with epiGenesys to develop our systems, and I have helped to bring in research income to the CTRU by providing databases to studies run by external organisations such as the Medical Research Council.

Before joining the University, I worked at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, creating and managing a database system for paediatric intensive care admissions.

Tim Chater is based in Design, Trials and Statistics

Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

  • Shrestha A, Martin C, Collins K, Burton M, Chater T, Pemberton K, Ward S, Holmes G, Walters S, Cheung KL , Audisio R et al (2018) Preference for quality of life versus length of life in older women making treatment decisions in early breast cancer. European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Vol. 44(6) (pp 871-871) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Thomas SA, Drummond A, Lincoln NB, Palmer R, dasnair R, Latimer N, Hackney G, Hatton R, Walters S, Mandefield L , Cooper C et al (2017) Behavioural activation therapy for depression after stroke (BEADS): a feasibility randomised controlled pilot trial of a psychological intervention for post-stroke depression. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE, Vol. 12 (pp 15-15) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Kean S, Crocombe W, Kennedy I, Kirby D, Appelbe D, McNamara C & Chater T (2017) The UKCRC information systems operational group: what is it we do?. TRIALS, Vol. 18 RIS download Bibtex download


  • Palmer R, Cooper C, Enderby P, Brady M, Julious S, Bowen A, Latimer N, Gossage-Worrall R, Cross E & Harrison M (2018) Big CACTUS study protocol v5.0 31may17. RIS download Bibtex download