Alan Hackshaw

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Allan Hackshaw is Professor of Epidemiology & Medical Statistics at University College London, and Deputy Director of the Cancer Research UK & UCL Cancer Trials Centre, one of the largest cancer trials units in the UK. He has >23 years’ experience in the design, conduct and interpretation of clinical trials (phase I-III), observational studies (cohort and case-control) and systematic reviews/meta-analyses: for prevention, screening or treatment. He has worked in a variety of medical disorders, with a focus on: cancer, antenatal & cancer screening, and tobacco and health; and some work in cardiovascular disease.

He has been a key co-investigator on successful grant funding applications (>£60 million in total), and published >150 articles in journals and book chapters, plus sole or first author of four textbooks. He leads modules on postgraduate courses (evidence-based medicine/clinical trials) at UCL and the London School of Economics, and has delivered training courses on clinical trials for clinicians organised through pharmaceutical companies and for internal staff within these companies. He is a member of national and international scientific grant funding and data monitoring committees. Since 2012 he is named as one of the top 40 academic role models in biomedicine at UCL.



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