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Professor Catherine Hewitt
Deputy Director, York Trials Unit



Catherine is a Professor of Trials and Statistics and Deputy Director of York Trials Unit. Within the trials unit Catherine has responsibility for the quantitative portfolio and manages the team of statisticians, health economists, data managers, software developers and research group administrators.


  • BSc Mathematics and Statistics
  • MSc Mathematics
  • PhD  Health Sciences

Departmental roles

  • Senior Statistician
  • Chair of Research Degrees Committee
  • Deputy Head of Research



Research group(s)


Catherine supervises PhDs within a broad area of research.

Current PhD Supervisees


Full publications list

External activities


Catherine is a member of the following panels/boards:

• Cross Whitehall Trials Advice Panel (2014- present)
• National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment commissioning board (Member: 2015-; Deputy Chair: 2020-present)
• MS Society Expert Consortium on Progressive MS Trials (2017-present)
• Irish Health Research Board Definitive Intervention and Feasibility Awards Full Application review panel (2018-present)
• Sheffield Trials Units Strategic Advisory Group (2018-present)  
• Chair UKCRC Statistics Operational Group (2019-present)

Catherine is also a member of the following committees:

Trial Steering Committees (TSC):

  • CARE, University of Edinburgh
  • C-Gall, University of Aberdeen
  • DAFNE+, University of Sheffield
  • EME sub STAR, Kings College London
  • ESORT, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (Member Advisory Group)
  • EYE2, Queen Mary University London
  • FREDA, University of East London
  • GAP, Bristol Trials Centre (Chair TSC)
  • INSPIRE, Bristol Trials Centre (Chair TSC)
  • MSS3, University of Sheffield
  • ORIF, Nottingham/University of Oxford
  • PROACTIVE, Leeds General Infirmary (Chair TSC)
  • STAR, Kings College London
  • SURFON, University of Oxford
  • WAVE, Keele University (Chair TSC)

Data monitoring and ethics committees (DMEC):

  • COACH, University of Nottingham
  • HOT2, University of Edinburgh (Chair DMC)
  • PROCURE, University of Oxford
  • PROP OA, Keele University (Chair DMC)

Catherine Hewitt

Contact details

Professor Catherine Hewitt
Deputy Director, YTU

Tel: 01904 32(1374)