Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

Sallie Lamb

MSc; MA; MCSP; Grad Dip Statistics; DPhil

OCTRU Co-Director

  • Kadoorie Professor of Trauma Rehabilitation, University of Oxford
  • Professor of Rehabilitation, Warwick Clinical Trials Unit, University of Warwick.

I have had a long standing interest in clinical trials, medical statistics and, from a clinical perspective, rehabilitation of musculo-skeletal and chronic conditions. I work with clinicians from a variety of backgrounds to develop pragmatic clinical trial designs to capture the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a variety of health technologies. I am Chief Investigator for a number of trials of rehabilitation interventions, and Head of the Rehabilitation Research Group in the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculo-skeletal Sciences at the University of Oxford.

Prior to taking up the post of Co-Director of OCTRU, I was the Foundation Director of the Warwick Clinical Trials Unit at the University of Warwick, taking that unit from inception to full registration with the UKCRC and a staff compliment of nearly 100. I continue to work collaboratively with the Warwick Unit. I am a theme lead for the Oxford Centre for Applied Health Care Research and Leadership, and Senior Investigator for the Royal College of Surgeons Clinical Trials unit and Oxford Biomedical Research Unit.

I am an NIHR Senior Investigator, and I was the first female Chair of the Health Technology Assessment Programme Funding Board, and I serve as Deputy Chair to the NIHR Clinician Scientist Panel and, until recently, the NIHR Research Methodology Fellowships and Internships panel. I have served as an international member of the AGS/BGS Fall Guideline Panel, and more recently, as a member of the NICE guideline panel of hip fracture management.  Previously I have been a member of the International Panel for Accreditation of UK Clinical Trials Units.

My expertise is in the following areas: Clinical Trial/Medical Statistics, phase III Clinical Trials Design, creative designs to replicate clinical practice, maximise patient flow and minimise research error; reporting of trials, particularly of complex interventions; running trials, including efficient design, recruitment, retention, organisational structures for trial management; novel statistical designs for Phase III trials; Heath Technology Appraisal.

My clinical interests are exercise and physical activity; management of musculo-skeletal conditions, including acute trauma; critical care; muscle mass, function and frailty; gerontological rehabilitation and the implementation of research findings

False False


Direct Entry Research Degrees