Research Design Service: East Midlands
National Institute for Health Research

Keele Hub Team

The  Lead of the Keele Hub of the RDS WM is Prof Julius Simthe Deputy is Dr Ivonne Solis-Trapala, and the Hub Administrator is Karen Biddle

Prof Julius Sim

Julius Sim joined Keele in 1997, having been Principal Lecturer in Social and Health Research at Coventry University. Following an undergraduate degree in English (University of Durham), his postgraduate education was in Sociology (South Bank Polytechnic), Philosophy (Keele University) and Statistics (Sheffield Hallam University).  He is a Chartered Statistician and Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society.
 
His research interests are in methodology, especially as related to mixed-methods research and clinical trials, and research ethics, and he is involved in a number of projects within the Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre and the Clinical Trials Unit within the Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences at Keele.


The Keele Advisory Team

Experienced researchers act as advisers in the Keele Hub. They are able to discuss your enquiry and provide initial advice to support your research proposal.

Dr Steven Blackburn

Patient and public involvement

Prof Carolyn Chew-Graham

General practice research and chronic illness

Prof Simon Davies

Clinical and diagnostic science

Prof Krysia Dziedzic

Clinical research in in primary care

Dr Wanda Russell

Health services research

Professor Julius Sim

Mixed-methods research, clinical trials, ethics

Dr Ivonne Solis-Trapala

Medical statistics