Stephen Brealey
Trial Coordinator

Complete our quick survey to help us improve staff profile pages

Profile

Biography

Stephen has a background in Diagnostic Radiography and Health Services Research. He has experience in the design and conduct of studies about the diagnostic accuracy of tests and interpretation of medical images. His main area of expertise is as a Trial Co-ordinator of multi-centre pragmatic randomised trials of musculoskeletal conditions in both primary and secondary care with a special interest in orthopaedic surgical trials. 

Qualifications

  • PhD
  • BSc

Research

Projects

  • Proximal Fracture of the Humerus: Evaluation by Randomisation (ProFHER) Trial. This is a multicentre, pragmatic randomised controlled trial that aims to obtain reliable evidence of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of surgical versus non-surgical treatment for the majority of displaced fractures of the proximal humerus in adults. It is funded by the NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme.
  • Scaphoid Waist Internal Fixation for Fractures Trial (SWIFFT).  This is a multicentre, pragmatic randomised controlled trial that aims to obtain reliable evidence of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of surgical fixation versus plaster cast treatment of fractures of the scaphoid waist in adult patients.  It is funded by the NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme.
  • UK FROST is a multi-centre randomised controlled trial with economic evaluation and nested qualitative study comparing early structured physiotherapy versus manipulation under anaesthesia versus arthroscopic capsular release for patients referred to secondary care with a frozen shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis).
  • BOA Orthopaedic Surgery Research Centre (BOSRC)

Research group(s)

Publications

Full publications list

Contact details

Dr Stephen Brealey
Trial Coordinator

Tel: 01904 32(1357)

@healthsciyork