Puvanendran Tharmanathan
Senior Research Fellow (Associate Professor)

Profile

Biography

Puvan joined the York Trials Unit in 2010 after first training is as a Pharmacist. His post-graduate work prepared him for a broad range of functions relating to the design and conduct of clinical trials along with the synthesis of medical and health-related evidence.

Qualifications

  • PhD Public Health and Epidemiology
  • MSc Evidence-based medicine

Departmental roles

  • Manager for York site within the RDS Yorkshire & Humber 
  • Co-chair of the Contract Research Forum

Research

Overview

Puvan's research interests include interim analysis and methods used by data monitoring committees, participant-reported outcome measures and methods for evidence synthesis and meta-analysis.

Projects

  • 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
  • YLST - Yorkshire Lung Screening Trial
  • PROFHER 2 - PROximal Fracture of the Humerus: Evaluation by Randomisation Trial no. 2 (PROFHER-2 Trial)

Research group(s)

Supervision

  • MSc Dissertation supervision

Publications

Full publications list

Teaching

Postgraduate

  • Lecturer on Evidence-Based Practice Module (CPD Level 6)

Contact details

Dr Puvanendran Tharmanathan
Senior Research Fellow (Associate Professor)

Tel: 01904 32(1844)

@healthsciyork