Newcastle Clinical Trials Unit

Staff Profile

Nicola Howe

Database Manager

Background

 

Roles and Responsibilities

I work in the Clinical Trials Unit as a Database Manager.  I develop databases for the capture of clinical trial data using Elsevier's MACRO or Microsoft Access, and am currently working as database manager for a number of trials including Autodecra, CaPP3 and NATTINA.  I provide input into CRF design, monitor data collection, produce reports, clean data and liaise with Trial Managers and clinical staff throughout project duration.  I also provide support for the randomisation system for electronic online randomisation of trial patients.  I sit on the Registered CTU task and finish group for Data Sharing and I am also studying towards a PhD on participant attitudes towards data sharing on a part time basis.  

 

 

Qualifications

MPH Health Informatics (with distinction), Staffordshire University 2012 

MSc Enterprise Environment and Place, The University of Birmingham 2006 

BA Geography, The University of Birmingham 2005  

 

Previous Roles

Research Assistant on the study "The long term sequelae of radiation exposure due to computed tomography in children and young people".

Public Health Information Analyst, Sandwell Primary Care Trust.

Research

 

Research Interests 

 

  •       Health behaviours and attitudes
  •       Health data and data sharing
  •       Health inequalities
  •       Research Methods
  •       Lifecourse Epidemiology

 

I recently completed a dissertation project "The longitudinal effects of social mobility on blood pressure at ages 50 and 60 in the Newcastle Thousand Families birth cohort" and gained a Masters in Public Health. 

I am now studying for PhD "Sharing patient trial data: Patient's views and the potential impact upon participation in Clinical Trials". 


Current Projects: AUTODECRA, CaPP3, NATTINA.


Previous Research Roles

   Long-term sequelae of radiation exposure due to computed tomography in children and young people

  

 

Publications