Shirley Paul joined the York Trials Unit as a Research Fellow in March 2019. She has cross-disciplinary research experience in Psychology and Education with expertise in managing randomised controlled trials, quasi-experimental studies, and other large-scale projects in Education. She also has experience of conducting systematic reviews, designing interventions, and of using a range of quantitative and qualitative research methods to evaluate interventions.
Shirley has a PhD in Psychology and has previously worked as a Research Fellow and Undergraduate Teaching Coordinator in the School of Psychology, University of Edinburgh. Prior to joining the YTU, Shirley worked as a Research Fellow in the School of Education, University of Leeds.
Shirley’s research interests are in the design, delivery, and evaluation of educational and clinical trials. She is particularly interested in developing interventions for improving children’s reading skills. Additionally, as a qualified Reiki practitioner, she is also interested in the development and evaluation of trials involving complementary therapies.
Shirley has experience of supervising Undergraduate, Masters, and PhD students in the field of Education.