Senior Investigator Profile

First NameSarah
Award StatusEmeritus
Current PostProfessor of Rehabilitation, Director of Clinical Trials Unit
DepartmentWarwick Medical School, University of Warwick
Telephone01865 223427
InstitutionThe University of Warwick
NHS TrustOxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Region NameSouth Central
Primary Research FieldPhysiotherapy
Secondary Research FieldRehabilitation
BiographyProfessor Lamb has a long standing interest in clinical trials, medical statistics and, from a clinical perspective, rehabilitation of musculo-skeletal and chronic conditions. She works 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. She is the 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, Professor Lamb 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. She continues to work collaboratively with the Warwick Unit. She is 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. Professor Lamb is an NIHR Senior Investigator. She is the first female Chair of the Health Technology Assessment Programme Funding Board, and serves as Deputy Chair to the NIHR Clinician Scientist Panel and, until recently, the NIHR Research Methodology Fellowships and Internships panel. She has 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. She has previously been a member of the International Panel for Accreditation of UK Clinical Trials Units.

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