Professor David Torgerson

Profile

Biography

Professor David Torgerson, Director of the York Trials Unit, joined the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York in 1995 and became the Director of the York Trials Unit in 2002. Originally a health economist he is a trial methodologist and has published widely on the design and conduct of randomised controlled trials including the book “Designing Randomised Controlled Trials in Health, Education and the Social Sciences (Palgrave Macmillan 2008)”. David has over 200 peer reviewed publications.  

As well as designing healthcare trials David is working across the social sciences developing policy trials and is collaborating with the Behavioural Insights Team at the Cabinet Office, and supporting educational trials and trials in criminal justice.

Qualifications

  • MSc
  • PhD
  • Diploma in Health Economics

Departmental roles

  • Module leader for RCT modules
  • Member of research committee

Research

Overview

David's research interests include trials methodology, musculoskeletal problems, falls, osteoporosis and innovative trial designs.

Current projects

Research group(s)

Supervision

David is keen to supervise PhDs in the areas of: randomised trials and methodology of randomised trials.

Publications

Full publications list

Teaching

Undergraduate

  • HYMS students - Trials and Falls prevention

Postgraduate

  • MSc Health Economics
  • MSc Forensic Psychology

External activities

Editorial duties

  • British Medical Bulletin

Invited talks and conferences

  • Meeting at Parliament about trials in social policy
  • Café Scientifique: trials in politics and public policy

Media coverage

Newspaper coverage of:

  • Test, Learn, Adapt (Co-authored Cabinet Office paper on using trials in social policy)

Newspaper, Radio and TV coverage of:

  • Yoga trial
  • Radio 4 interview on Farming Today on badger culling

Contact details

Prof. David Torgerson

Tel: 01904 32(1340)