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J Comp Eff Res. 2014 May;3(3):233-6. doi: 10.2217/cer.14.13.

Clinical trial design: increasing efficiency in evaluating new healthcare interventions.

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Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Health Sciences Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, UK.


Professor Shaun Treweek speaks to Adam Born, Assistant Comissioning Editor: Professor Shaun Treweek is Chair in Health Services Research at the University of Aberdeen (UK) and has over 18 years experience as a health services researcher specializing in trial methodology. He is active in the field of pragmatic trial design, the design and pretrial testing of complex interventions, interventions to improve recruitment to trials, and theory-based methods to assess the implementation potential of interventions. Professor Treweek previously helped create the Tayside Clinical Trials Unit at the University of Dundee (UK) and served as the Assistant Director 2010-2013. His interest in trial methodology began before his time in Dundee when he spent 6 years in Oslo (Norway) working at the Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services.


efficiency; pragmatic; trials

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