From February 2017, information about the work of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow is available and updated on the University of Glasgow website.

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Staff Member Biography

Lesley Sinclair

position: Research Associate/Trial Manager

Contact Details

phone: 0141 353 7581


MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit,
University of Glasgow,
Top floor,
200 Renfield Street,
G2 3QB

Biography and Interests

Lesley joined the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Research Unit in October 2015 as a Research Associate/Trial Manager in the Complexity in Health Improvement Programme. Lesley is an experienced health researcher with more than 15 years practical experience in the design, management and delivery of health services research. With a background in mathematics and statistics, Lesley has worked in the NHS and in a number of University departments on the evaluation of complex interventions for a variety of patient groups. This has included development of grant applications and study protocols, obtaining REC & R&D approvals, conducting systematic reviews, qualitative research, day-to-day running of trials, data management, data analysis and report writing. She has particular expertise in conducting randomised controlled trials. In 2012-2014 she was the trial manager for the CPIT (Cessation in Pregnancy Incentives Trial), the world’s largest trial to date of financial incentives for smoking cessation.

Lesley also works as a Research Associate/Trial Manager at the Institute for Social Marketing, School of Health Sciences, University of Stirling, which is a member of the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies and a UKCRC Centre for Public Health Excellence.  At Stirling, Lesley’s work primarily focuses on smoking cessation in pregnancy.

Lesley is also undertaking a part time MSc in Clinical Trials at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to expand her knowledge of clinical trial design and management.
Research interests
Complex interventions; randomised controlled trials; project/trial management; health services research; smoking cessation