Professor David Torgerson

Email: djt6@york.ac.uk

Contact Details

Tel: 44 (0)1904 321340
Fax: 44 (0)1904 321388
Department of Health Sciences
University of York
Heslington
YORK YO10 5DD

Qualifications

MSc Health Services Research (Hull)
Diploma in Health Economics (Tromso)
PhD Public Health Medicine (Aberdeen)

Biography
2004 – Present, Professor & Director of York Trials Unit.
2002  - 2004, Reader & Director of York Trials Unit, Department of Health Sciences.
2000 – 2002 Reader, Department of Health Sciences and Centre for Health Economics, York.
1997-1999 – Senior Research Fellow, Department of Health Studies and Centre for Health Economics, York.
1995-1997 – Research Fellow, Centre for Health Economics, York.
1990-1995 – Research Fellow, Health Economic and Health Services Research Units, Aberdeen.
1989-1990 – Research Associate, University of Birmingham.

Research Interests
Design and conduct of randomised trials; health economics; osteoporosis; menopause.
Methodological interests include: cluster randomised trials; patient preference trials; pragmatic randomised trials.

Book on randomised trials

http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?PID=281073

 

Publications

 

Ongoing Randomised Trials

 

Annual York Conference on Randomised Trials in the Social Sciences

 

Conference Flyer

 

Teaching
I am Experimental Evaluation module leader for the MSc in Health Sciences and also give a lecture on trials for the MSc in Forensic Psychology. I am also joint module leader for What Works for the BSc in Social Policy.

I also present 1 day courses on trial design

 

Medical students SSC on Randomised trials

 

 

Copies of power point slides for 1 day University of Ulster course are here.

Recruitment to trials

External validity

Unequal allocation

Cost of trials
 
 

Crossover

Factorial

Zelen's method

Outcomes

Sample size and analysis
 
 

Pragmatic Trials

Placebo Trials

Preference Trials

Cluster Trials
 

Sources of bias in trials

Allocation methods

Before and after slides

Observational Studies
 
 
  BEAM