Ada Keding



Ada is a lecturer and researcher and has been working at the York Trials Unit since 2012, with previous experiences in quality of life studies in oncology at the University of Leeds. She is teaching medical statistics on a number of the postgraduate modules and supports the design and analysis trials and other research studies. Ada has a specialist interest in the statistical issues surrounding orthopaedic trials.


  • BSc Psychology (York)
  • MSc Human-Computer Interaction (UCL)
  • MSc Statistics (Sheffield)

Departmental roles

  • Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
  • Deputy Chair Dissertation Development Committee
  • Deputy Chair Library Committee
  • Member of the Departmental Research Governance Committee



Ada's research focus is on the analysis of randomised controlled trials, especially longitudinal trials of orthopaedic interventions and associated statistical issues.


  • ACTIVE - This is a multicentre, pragmatic randomised controlled trial that aims to obtain reliable evidence of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of internal plate fixation versus external frame fixation for pilon fractures of the ankle in adult patients.  It is funded by the NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme. 
  • PRofHER-Proximal Fracture of the Humerus: Evaluation by Randomisation
  • HERO- Hydroxychloroquine Effectiveness in Reducing symptoms of hand Osteoarthritis
  • Casper - Collaborative care and active surveillance for screen-positive elders with sub-clinical depression: a pilot study and definitive and randomised evaluation
  • Casper Plus - Collaborative care in screen positive elders with major depressive disorders
  • PROTECT- Preventing blood borne virus infection in people who inject drugs in the UK
  • TB and Tobacco - Tobacco cessation within TB programmes: A 'real world' solution for countries with dual burden of disease
  • BABY PaNDA- Born and Bred in Yorkshire :PeriNatal depression diagnostic accuracy study
  • CPIT III - The Smoking Cessation in Pregnancy Incentives Trial (CPIT III): A Multi-centre phase III Randomised Controlled Trial
  • PROFHER 2 - PROximal Fracture of the Humerus: Evaluation by Randomisation Trial no. 2 (PROFHER-2 Trial)
  • CHEMIST - Community Pharmacies Mood Intervention Study (CHEMIST): A Feasibility and Pilot Study
  • UK FROST - This is a multi-centre randomised controlled trial with economic evaluation and nested qualitative study comparing early structured physiotherapy versus manipulation under anaesthesia versus arthroscopic capsular release for patients referred to secondary care with a frozen shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis).

Research group(s)


Ada is keen to hear from Masters students' who would like to focus their dissertation topic in the areas of trials or statistics, as well as projects involving surgical or orthopaedic interventions.


Full publications list


Contact details

Ada Keding

Tel: 01904 32(1510)