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Dr Shelley Rhodes

Dr Shelley Rhodes

ExeCTU Senior Trial Manager

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Dr Shelley Rhodes is Exeter Clinical Trials Support Network Manager and a Trial Manager currently working on several projects for the ExeCTU in the University of Exeter Medical School.

Dr Shelley Rhodes recently successfully completed a 4 year study COBRA (Cost and Outcome of Behavioural Activation). This NIHR-HTA funded research project was a two-arm phase III randomised control trial for people with depression to test the effectiveness of Behavioural Activation against the current NICE recommended treatment: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. The Chief investigator was Prof David Richards.

I’ve trained as a mentor through the UEMS Mentoring Scheme, supported by the UEMS Equality & Diversity Group, and would be available to provide PhD, peer and other mentoring opportunities. Please feel free to contact me, in confidence, so we can discuss this further. http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/medicine/mentoring/

 

Qualifications

PhD Neuroscience

MPhil Neuroscience

BSc Chemistry

Career

March 2016 - present

Exeter Clinical Trials Unit Senior Trial Manager

April 2012 - Present
Exeter Clinical Trials Support Network Manager 

April 2012 - March 2016

COBRA Trial Manager, The University of Exeter COBRA (Cost and Outcome of Behavioural Activation), a NIHR-HTA funded research project

June 2009 –April 2012
Research Fellow & Study Manager, The University of Aberdeen Human Biomarkers of Zinc Status (HuBZS) £1million Department of Health funded study
 
Oct 2003- June 2009
Research Associate & PhD student, Newcastle University Researcher and lab administrator. PhD in Anaesthetic regimes used in laboratory rats, implications for animal welfare and experimental data

Oct 2000 – Oct 2003

Senior Technician , Research Assistant & MPhil student, Cambridge University Neuroscience MPhil in Inter-hemispheric synchronisation during bimanual motor performance. Researched bimanual arm movements using human volunteers, computer simulations and animal models Responsibility for maintaining records, administration of drugs, surgical assistance, ECG, EEG, EMG , capnography, pulse ox , in-vivo electrophysiology recording and TMS Home Office Personal Licence holder (module 4)

Core Skills:
Clinical Trials
Animal Research
Neuroscience

Research

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Finning K, Richards DA, Moore L, Ekers D, McMillan D, Farrand PA, O'Mahen HA, Watkins ER, Wright KA, Fletcher E, et al (2017). Cost and outcome of behavioural activation versus cognitive behavioural therapy for depression (COBRA): a qualitative process evaluation. BMJ Open, 7(4). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Richards DA, Ekers D, McMillan D, Taylor RS, Byford S, Warren FC, Barrett B, Farrand PA, Gilbody S, Kuyken W, et al (2016). Cost and Outcome of Behavioural Activation versus Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Depression (COBRA): a randomised, controlled, non-inferiority trial. Lancet Full text.
Rhodes S, Richards DA, Ekers D, McMillan D, Byford S, Farrand PA, Gilbody S, Hollon SD, Kuyken W, Martell C, et al (2014). Cost and outcome of behavioural activation versus cognitive behaviour therapy for depression (COBRA): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 15 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

Publications by year


2017

Finning K, Richards DA, Moore L, Ekers D, McMillan D, Farrand PA, O'Mahen HA, Watkins ER, Wright KA, Fletcher E, et al (2017). Cost and outcome of behavioural activation versus cognitive behavioural therapy for depression (COBRA): a qualitative process evaluation. BMJ Open, 7(4). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2016

Richards DA, Ekers D, McMillan D, Taylor RS, Byford S, Warren FC, Barrett B, Farrand PA, Gilbody S, Kuyken W, et al (2016). Cost and Outcome of Behavioural Activation versus Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Depression (COBRA): a randomised, controlled, non-inferiority trial. Lancet Full text.

2014

Rhodes S, Richards DA, Ekers D, McMillan D, Byford S, Farrand PA, Gilbody S, Hollon SD, Kuyken W, Martell C, et al (2014). Cost and outcome of behavioural activation versus cognitive behaviour therapy for depression (COBRA): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 15 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

Committee/panel activities

UKTMN Working Group and Training specific sub-group.

Dr Shelley Rhodes joined the UKTMN Working Group in 2017. The UK Trial Managers Network  (UKTMN) facilitates the development of a well-trained, highly motivated, effective workforce of Trial Managers within the UK health care system who contribute to the efficient delivery of high quality clinical trials. It provides a forum which promotes best practice in effective management and delivery of clinical trials, and provides a focus for the professional accreditation of the competencies required to effectively manage a clinical trial, thereby developing a career pathway for Trial Managers. UKTMN also seeks to promote a shared understanding of the role and value of effective trial management within clinical research.

For more information see http://www.tmn.ac.uk/

Dr Shelley Rhodes Invited to participate in Performance Metrics in Multicentre Clinical Trials consensus workshop (Nottingham, 28.9.17).

This is an NIHR CTU supported project aiming to improve the conduct and efficiency of large multicentre trials by reaching consensus on a standardised set of performance metrics for the management, reporting and tracking of site performance in multicentre trials and by developing a standardised tool for presenting the metrics to Trial Managers, Trial Management Groups and Trial Steering Committees.

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