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Dr Claire Snowdon

BA MA PhD

Associate Professor
of Education in Clinical Trials

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
020 7637 2811

I have a BA in English Literature and an MA Women's Studies. I am a qualitative researcher and my PhD at LSHTM, completed in 2005, was entitled "Collaboration, participation and non-participation: decisions about involvement in randomised controlled trials for clinicians and parents in two neonatal trials". I have completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching and am a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy

Affiliations

Department of Medical Statistics
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Teaching

I am a Co-Programme Director of the MSc Clinical Trials (DL) and Module Organiser and a tutor for Module CT204, Regulatory Affairs, Good Clinical Practice and Ethics on the same MSc. 

Research

Since 1994 I have worked on issues relating to the conduct of clinical trials with Diana Elbourne. Our work started at the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit and moved to LSHTM in 1987. We take a qualitative approach, aiming to gain insights into the views and experieces of a variety of parties associated largely with perinatal clinical trials. Amongst the topics that we have considered are decision-making for trial enrolment, the management of feedback of results to trial participants and postmortems for research purposes.

Our most recent research was funded by HTA to focus on issues around bereavement subsequent to trial enrolment for parents of neonates, clinicians and trial team members (The Bracelet Study - www.bracelet-study.org.uk). 

Research Area
Clinical trials
Ethics
Education

Selected Publications

Death, bereavement and randomised controlled trials (BRACELET): a methodological study of policy and practice in neonatal and paediatric intensive care trials.
Snowdon C; Brocklehurst P; Tasker R; Ward Platt M; Harvey S; Elbourne D
2014
Health technology assessment (Winchester, England)
What influences recruitment to randomised controlled trials? A review of trials funded by two UK funding agencies.
McDonald AM; Knight RC; Campbell MK; Entwistle VA; Grant AM; Cook JA; Elbourne DR; Francis D; Garcia J; Roberts I
2006
Trials
Perinatal pathology in the context of a clinical trial: attitudes of bereaved parents.
Snowdon C; Elbourne DR; Garcia J
2004
Archives of disease in childhood Fetal and neonatal edition
Perinatal pathology in the context of a clinical trial: attitudes of neonatologists and pathologists.
Snowdon C; Elbourne DR; Garcia J
2004
Archives of disease in childhood Fetal and neonatal edition
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