Senior Investigator Profile

First NameSimon
Award StatusTerm 1
Current PostProfessor of Clinical Trials
DepartmentWarwick Clinical Trials Unit
Telephone02476 575850
InstitutionUniversity of Warwick
NHS TrustUniversity Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Region NameWest Midlands
Primary Research FieldStatistical Sciences
Secondary Research FieldPublic Health - Health Care Sciences & Services
BiographySimon Gates is a statistician and clinical trialist, currently based at Warwick Clinical Trials Unit. He studied for a PhD at Imperial College, and after a spell working in ecology and environmental science, moved into clinical trials in 1997, with the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit at the University of Oxford. In 2005, he moved to the University of Warwick to join Warwick CTU when it was first set up. He has worked on trials in a variety of clinical areas, including emergency and critical care, musculoskeletal injuries, orthopaedics and trauma, and cancer. He is also statistician for the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group. His main research interest is in improving the methodology of clinical trials, to give better and more useful information, maximise efficiency, and ultimately, improve health.

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