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Michelle Watson
Research Fellow (Trial Coordinator)



Michelle has been a Research Fellow (Trial Coordinator) since 2017, having joined York Trials Unit as a Trial Support Officer in 2015. Michelle also works as a Pharmacy Technician in a community pharmacy. Michelle previously worked as a Senior Pharmacy Technician specialising in clinical trials in secondary care. 


  • NVQ Level 3 in Pharmacy Services
  • BSc (Hons) Medical Physiology (University of Leicester)
  • Msc in Health Research (University of Leeds)

Departmental roles

Michelle is a member of the following groups:

  • Contract Researchers Form
  • YTU Patient and Public Involvement Working Group



  • CHEMIST - Community Pharmacies Mood Intervention Study
  • FLARE - A multi-centre, two-arm, non-inferiority, parallel group, randomised controlled trial with an internal pilot, economic evaluation and nested qualitative study, to assess whether the repair of the Flexor Digitorum Profundus (FDP) alone results in a as good as quality of life compared to repairing FDP and the Flexor Digitorum Superficialis (FDS).

Previous Projects

  • CHAMP-1National Institute for Health Research funded five year research programme to design and evaluate in a definitive RCT, an intervention that helps incorporate discussion of alcohol within medication consultations.
  • DISC - Dupuytren's Interventions: Surgery vs Collagenase
  • HERO-Hydroxychloroquine Effectiveness in Reducing symptoms of hand Osteoarthritis
  • PROMOTE- A pragmatic, double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial of methotrexate to treat painful knee osteoarthritis

Research group(s)


Michelle is able to supervise Masters dissertation projects. Her interests include pharmacy research, surgical interventions, and clinical trial recruitment and retention. 


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Michelle Watson

Contact details

Michelle Watson
Research Fellow (Trial Coordinator)

Tel: 01904 32(1102)