Prof. Shaun

Professor of Health Services Research


Shaun is Professor of Health Services Research in the Health Services Research Unit at the University of Aberdeen, UK. Prof Treweek’s research interests are mainly in efficient trial design, particularly pragmatic trial design, improved recruitment and retention interventions for trials, the design of studies to generate trial process evidence and the effective presentation of research evidence. He is leading an initiative called Trial Forge ( that aims to be more systematic about how we generate and use research evidence in making trial design, conduct, analysis and reporting decisions.

He is, or has been, involved in a range of trials, including an EC FP7 trial of treatments for a rare neuromuscular condition, a trial of a lifestyle intervention for women after pregnancy, a lifestyle change trial run through football clubs and the Scottish Premier League, a trial of abdominal massage for MS patients, a lifestyle change trial run through the Scottish breast screening program and a lung cancer screening trial. He coordinated DECIDE, a 5-year, EC-funded project that aimed to improve the way guideline information is communicated to health professionals, patients and the public, policymakers and others. Finally, Shaun is an Editor-in-Chief of the journal Trials

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