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Rachel Ellison
Research Fellow (Trial Coordinator)



Rachel joined YTU in April 2022 from the Trials Unit at the University of Leeds where she was a Senior Trial Coordinator working in the Complex Intervention Division, specifically relating to feasibility studies in cancer and palliative care portfolio.

Prior to this Rachel worked at the CRUK trials unit at UCL setting up and running Phase 1-3 drug trials in the haematology division before going on to work at a children’s charity-The Anna Freud Centre where she was involved in the coordination of two randomised controlled trials evaluating a psychological intervention for children with conduct disorder (START Trial) and problem sexual behaviour (STEPS-B).


  • BSc (Hons) Sociology



Research interests include:

  • Randomised controlled trials
  • Mental Health
  • Child & Adolescent studies


  • BART II - An RCT to evaluate the effectiveness of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for individuals who meet the criteria for being at risk of developing bipolar disorder.
  • BAY - An RCT investigating behavioural activation for moderately to severely depressed young people in CAMHS settings
  • IBPI - An RCT evaluating the clinical and cost effectiveness of an online integrated bipolar parenting intervention to improve child emotional and behavioural problems.

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Rachel Ellison
Research Fellow (Trial Coordinator)

Tel: 01904 32(1799)