Dr Claire Snowdon
BA MA PhD
of Education in Clinical Trials
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
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.
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).