Professor David Torgerson is the Co Director of the York Trials Unit. He joined the University in 1995 working as a health economist in the Centre for Health Economics and became Director of the Trials Unit in 2002. As well as being a health economist he is a trial methodologist with over 400 publications, including the book ‘Designing Randomised Controlled Trials in Health, Education and the Social Sciences (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008). As well as working on health care trials he also contributes to the design and conduct of randomised trials across the social sciences and is a joint organiser of the Annual Conference in Trials in the Social Sciences.
David's research interests include trials methodology, musculoskeletal problems, falls, osteoporosis and innovative trial designs.
David is keen to supervise PhDs in the areas of: randomised trials and methodology of randomised trials.
David is able to supervise Masters students with an interest in randomised controlled trials. Projects might include pilot/feasibility trials, Studies within a Trial (SWATs) (e.g., methods to improve recruitment or retention to trials), secondary analysis of existing trials, methodological reviews of randomised trials. He also has an interest in musculoskeletal disorders and can supervise systematic reviews of RCTs in the area.
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