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Charlotte Hirst
Research Fellow (Trial Coordinator)



Charlotte joined YTU in July 2022 from the Clinical Research Department at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, where she worked as the organisation’s first Clinical Trial Coordinator.

Prior to this, Charlotte worked at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals as a Clinical Trials Assistant in Oncology, Trauma & Orthopaedics and Critical Care, before being appointed as the Trust’s first Senior Clinical Trials Assistant, where she undertook line management responsibilities and developing opportunities for a team of trial support staff.

Charlotte has experience in multi-disciplinary trial set-up and coordination across a variety of collaborative projects, most recently, a randomised controlled trial to evaluate an investigational vaccine in the prevention of invasive E.Coli disease among older adults and an electronic birth cohort study to inform place-based research opportunities and improvements to local care and services (Born and Bred in Wakefield).


  • BSc Psychology, Leeds Beckett University



Charlottes interestes are:

  • Deprivation, socioeconomic disparities, health education and outcomes
  • Engaging underserved communities in clinical trials
  • Enhancing diversity and inclusion in clinical trials


  • ProFHER-2 - PROximal Fracture of the Humerus: Evaluation by Randomisation Trial no. 2
  • VenUS 6 - A three-arm randomised controlled trial to assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of compression wraps versus evidence based compression versus two layer bandaging for venous leg ulcers


Research group(s)


Selected publications

  • Smith, S.G., Ellison, R., Hall, L. et al. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to support medication decision-making and quality of life in women with breast cancer: protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial. Pilot Feasibility Stud 8, 33 (2022).

Full publications list

Contact details

Charlotte Hirst
Research Fellow (Trial Coordinator)

Tel: 01904 32(1730)