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Dr Catherine Houghton (QUESTS Co-Chair) and Dr Linda Biesty (QUESTS Research Working Group member) travelled to Trial Forge in Aberdeen recently to meet with Prof Shaun Treweek, Dr Katie Gillies and Adel El Feky.

The purpose of the visit was to discuss their ongoing Cochrane qualitative evidence synthesis which aims to investigate factors that impact on recruitment to randomised trials in health care. This review forms part of the Trinity Package, three systematic reviews on trial processes. There was also an opportunity to learn more about similar work in the area of trial retention and the PRioRiTy II retention survey.

The visit was supported by the Irish Research Council New Foundations Scheme, awarded to Dr Houghton in 2016.


Pictured L-R: Prof Shaun Treweek, Adek El Feky, Dr Linda Biesty, Dr Catherine Houghton, Dr Katie Gillies

Dr Linda Biesty picks her prize from Prof Treweek’s sporran

Dr Catherine Houghton’s prize – fudge!