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Catriona is a Senior Research Fellow within the Usher Institute, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine (CMVM) and also Assistant Statistical Director (Commercial) at the Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit (ECTU).

This role includes overall responsibility for the statistical aspects of clinical trials, grant applications, final trial reporting and subsequent publications. Catriona collaborates with external industry partners, providing statistical consultancy in the form of trial design and methodology, mainly in the area of medical devices.

Alongside this role, Catriona sits on the CSO Translational Clinical Studies Funding Committee and is a member of the Scoping Committee for the Royal Statistical Society's Statisticians for Society, a pro bono initiative providing statistical support to charitable organisations. Catriona is also the independent statistician on several Trial Steering and Data Monitoring Committees, contributing to the oversight and direction of externally run clinical trials.

Prior to this, Catriona worked as a Phase I and Phase III clinical trials statistician in industry and as a statistical consultant in the commercial life sciences sector.  


Collaborative Activity

  • Statistical reviewer for The Lancet - Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Diabetes & Endocrinology


Education/Academic qualification

Statistics with Applications in Medicine, Master in Science, University of Southampton


Award Date: 1 Dec 1994

Mathematics and Statistics, Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of St Andrews


Award Date: 2 Jul 1993

External positions

Statisticians for Society Scoping Committee member, The Royal Statistical Society

1 Apr 2022 → …

Translational Clinical Studies Committee Member, The Chief Scientist Office Scotland

1 Dec 2018 → …


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