Mr Richard Evans
My background is in trial management specialising in large multicentre trials in the UK. I have worked in research for over 15 years, originally working on at Imperial College and for the past 8 years at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
I began work at the LSHTM CTU in 2011 coordinating the ERICCA trial, a large UK based multicentre randomised trial investigating the effect of remote ischaemic conditioning (RIC) in patients undergoing CABG surgery. Recruitment of 1610 patients was completed in March 2014 and follow up was completed in March 2015.
I am currently coordinating the ERIC-PPCI trial which investigates the effect of RIC in STEMI patients undergoing PPCI in 2000 patients in the UK. ERIC-PPCI is currently in the recruitment phase.
I also work on the REVIVED trial, comparing angioplasty with optimal medical therapy in patients with heart failure. REVIVED is currently in the recruitment phase.
At Imperial College I worked on the DIRECT trial, an international multicentre randomised trial investigating candesartan in diabetic retinopathy. I also coordinated a number of studies investigating ways to measure the architecture of the retinal microvasculature. I also worked as a photographer on a number of trials, imaging the retina in various protocols including seven field stereo photography, and imaging the lens using a slit lamp.