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Dr Judith Cohen

Director, Hull Health Trials Unit

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Hull York Medical School

Summary

Judith has a BSc in Medical Biochemistry from the University of Leicester, and a PhD in the biochemistry of wound healing from the University of Sheffield. She completed early post-doctoral work at the University of Manchester, before moving into clinical trials at the Wolfson Molecular Imaging Centre. She joined Sheffield Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU) in 2007, and developed expertise in clinical trials methodology, including the design and implementation of large scale randomised controlled trials (RCTs).

She was appointed as Director of the Hull Health Trials Unit (HHTU) in November 2017, and as a Clinical Trials methodologist within the University of Hull Institute of Clinical and Applied Health Research (ICAHR) Methods Hub. She led on establishing the HHTU and attaining UKCRC CTU provisional registration (registration number 68). HHTU is an academic-led clinical trials unit which houses a multidisciplinary team with expertise in clinical trial design, conduct and analysis. HHTU works in collaboration with NHS clinicians, academics and industry partners to centrally coordinate multi-centre clinical trials and other well-designed studies including CTIMPs.

MSc Pharmacology and Drug Development, HYMS

Module lead for Bench to Bedside II: Clinical Trials

https://www.hyms.ac.uk/postgraduate-taught/msc-in-pharmacology-and-drug-development

MBBS, HYMS

Seminars and teaching on clinical trials, critical appraisal, ethics and professionalism, health and society

SSIPs

Physician Associate (PA), HYMS

Modules from MSc Pharmacology and Drug Development delivered as part of this course

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Co-designed weight management intervention for women recovering from oestrogen-receptor positive breast cancer

Saxton, J. M., Pickering, K., Wane, S., Humphreys, H., Crank, H., Anderson, A. S., …Wilson, C. (2022). Co-designed weight management intervention for women recovering from oestrogen-receptor positive breast cancer. BMC Cancer, 22(1), Article 1202. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12885-022-10287-y

The experiences and perceptions of female breast cancer patients regarding weight management during and after treatment for oestrogen-receptor positive disease: a qualitative study

Saxton, J., Pickering, K., Wane, S., Crank, H., Anderson, A., Cain, H., …Wilson, C. (2022). The experiences and perceptions of female breast cancer patients regarding weight management during and after treatment for oestrogen-receptor positive disease: a qualitative study. BMC Cancer, 22(1), Article 1189. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12885-022-10238-7

Mixed-methods feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial of a paramedic-administered breathlessness management intervention for acute-on-chronic breathlessness (BREATHE): study findings

Hutchinson, A., Allgar, V., Cohen, J., Currow, D. C., Griffin, S., Hart, S., …Johnson, M. J. (2022). Mixed-methods feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial of a paramedic-administered breathlessness management intervention for acute-on-chronic breathlessness (BREATHE): study findings. ERJ Open Research, 8(4), https://doi.org/10.1183/23120541.00257-2022

A prospective registry-based cohort study of the diagnosis and management of acute leukaemia in pregnancy: Study protocol

Northgraves, M., Allsup, D., Cohen, J., Huang, C., Turgoose, J., & Ali, S. (2022). A prospective registry-based cohort study of the diagnosis and management of acute leukaemia in pregnancy: Study protocol. PLoS ONE, 17(2), Article e0263195. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0263195

A prospective registry-based cohort study of the diagnosis and management of acute leukaemia in pregnancy: Study protocol

Northgraves, M., Allsup, D., Cohen, J., Huang, C., Turgoose, J., & Ali, S. (2022). A prospective registry-based cohort study of the diagnosis and management of acute leukaemia in pregnancy: Study protocol. PLoS ONE, 17(2), Article e0263195. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0263195

Research interests

Clinical trials and other well designed applied health research designs

Studies within a trial (SWATs)

The HHTU study portfolio demonstrates success in obtaining funding from a range of funders including NIHR, MRC and Industry partners and expertise across a range of clinical areas, interventions and study designs.

Lead investigator

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

Organic Disease masquerading as IBS: an RCT in primary care: The Lincolnshire Poacher Study (Promoting Optimal Assessment to Change Health and Engineer an Economic Revolution

Funder

NIHR National Institute for Health Research

Grant

£21,708.00

Started

1 June 2020

Status

Ongoing

Project

Endoscopic vein harvesting - Research Support Funding

Funder

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Grant

£9,431.00

Started

1 August 2022

Status

Ongoing

Project

Pre-Operative Oncotype DX testing: A decision impact study (PRE-DX study)

Funder

Exact Sciences

Grant

£348,321.00

Started

1 July 2022

Status

Ongoing

Project

REMEDI4ALL BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE EUROPEAN INNOVATION PLATFORM TO ENHANCE THE REPURPOSING OF MEDICINES FOR ALL

Funder

Innovate UK

Grant

£922,056.00

Started

1 September 2022

Status

Ongoing

Project

LIPS: A prospective registry-based cohort study to monitor the diagnosis and management of acute leukaemia in pregnancy

Funder

Blood Cancer UK

Grant

£71,112.00

Started

1 June 2018

Status

Complete

Project

North of England Women’s Diet and ActivitY After Breast Cancer Trial (NEW DAY-ABC)

Funder

YCR Yorkshire Cancer Research

Grant

£38,759.00

Started

5 November 2019

Status

Complete

Co-investigator

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

Adapting a smartphone-based rehabilitation programme for older adults living with and beyond cancer: an intervention development study

Funder

NIHR National Institute for Health Research

Grant

£135,659.00

Started

1 April 2022

Status

Ongoing

Project

A phase II, randomised feasibility trial of a tailored, home-based exercise programme on disease-free survival among early stage high-risk recurring cancers in Yorkshire

Funder

YCR Yorkshire Cancer Research

Grant

£932,740.00

Started

1 September 2022

Status

Ongoing

Project

CHAMPION: AlCohol HArM PreventIOn iN pregnancy

Funder

NIHR National Institute for Health Research

Grant

£170,191.00

Started

4 January 2021

Status

Complete

Project

BREATHE: Breathlessness RElief AT HomE

Funder

NIHR National Institute for Health Research

Grant

£232,098.00

Started

1 April 2019

Status

Complete

Postgraduate supervision

Buse Apel – PhD, University of Hull (2019 – present)

Exploring the role of physical activity in the prevention of relapse of service users with alcohol dependence.

Zoe Baldwin - PhD, Hull York Medical School (2022 - present)

What is the most appropriate model of survivorship care for adult patients diagnosed with a haematological malignancy?

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