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Dr Sally Spencer

Associate Director of Clinical Research

Sally Spencer

Furness Building

Lancaster University


Lancaster LA1 4YG

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1524 593734


Research overview

Sally completed her PhD at St George's, University of London, evaluating patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) in clinical trials. As a Senior Research Fellow she managed a research methods group focusing on the role of PROMs in clinical trials. She joined Brunel University in 2003 where PROMs research continued, including industry funding, and where she led evidence-based research methods teaching for healthcare.

Sally is an Editor for: 

and has co-authored a number of Cochrane systematic reviews. She joined Lancaster University in Autumn 2010 where her multi-disciplinary experience is brought to bear on the development of a cross-sectoral research platform, the Clinical Research Hub.     

Current Research

Co-applicant on HTA submission for a multi-centre randomised controlled trial investigating interventions for treatment of frozen shoulder (FROST).

Co-applicant on NIHR Cochrane Programme Grant submission to undertake a key set of systematic reviews over 5 years, in conjunction with Cochrane Airways Group.

NIHR-funded feasibility randomised controlled trial investigating: The renoprotective value of leukodepletion in heart valve surgery (ROLO). £240k Started Oct 2013

NIHR-funded Cochrane 3-year programme grant (sub-contract) to develop a series of reviews in anaesthesia. £150k Started Sept 2011

Current Teaching

Director of the following Postgraduate Programmes:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Research
  • MSc in Clinical Research

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