Lizzie Swaby

BSc (Hons), MSc

Population Health, School of Medicine and Population Health

Senior Study Manager

Research Fellow
+44 114 222 4023

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Lizzie Swaby
Population Health, School of Medicine and Population Health
2.11, 2nd Floor
The Innovation Centre
217 Portobello
S1 4DP

After a BSc in Pharmacology from the University of Leeds and an MSc in Health Services Research from the University of York I joined the CTRU in 2014, after working in Clinical Audit in the NHS for a few years. I have coordinated multicentre trials in surgery, rehabilitation, neuropathic pain, mental health and stem cell transplant.

Current projects

  • BASIS (Bracing Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis - night time only bracing versus full time bracing in AIS)
  • PRAISE (Pain Relief After Instrumented Spinal Surgery)

Previous projects

  • ASTIClite (Autologous Stem cell Transplantation In refractory Crohn's disease - Low Intensity Therapy Evaluation)
  • HubBLe (Haemorrhoidal Artery Ligation (HAL) versus Rubber Band Ligation (RBL) for haemorrhoids)
  • PAINTED (Pandemic Influenza Triage in the Emergency Department)
  • PRACTICE (Pulmonary Rehabilitation and ACTivity in COPD Exacerbations)
  • OPTION-DM (Optimal Pathway for Treating Neuropathic Pain In Diabetes Mellitus)
  • ORION (Radiofrequency Ablation for haemorrhoids)
  • STEPWISE (STructured lifestyle Education for People WIth Schizophrenia)
  • BSc (Hons) Pharmacology, University of Leeds
  • MSc Health Services Research, University of York
Research interests

My methodological research includes work on the application of cognitive task analysis to health science contexts.


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Teaching activities

I am involved in delivering various aspects of Masters level programs at ScHARR including, supervising and marking dissertations, marking module assignments and acting as a Personal Tutor for Masters level students.

Professional activities and memberships

I work with the UKCRC Risk-Based Monitoring and Greener Trials project groups to improve trial management processes and have published work on risk-based monitoring.

I am the joint representative for Sheffield CTRU on the UKCRC Monitoring group, and the NIHR Associate PI Scheme Champion for the CTRU. I am also a reviewer on the SCHARR Research Ethics Committee