David J Collier

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BACKGROUND Randomized controlled trials play a central role in evidence-based practice, but recruitment of participants, and retention of them once in the trial, is challenging. Moreover, there is a dearth of evidence that research teams can use to inform the development of their recruitment and retention strategies. As with other healthcare initiatives,(More)
RCTs are critical to evidence-based medicine, but recruitment is routinely problematic. Robust tests of recruitment methods, where alternative approaches are compared within RCTs, are rare. The MRC funded START programme aims to test the feasibility of routinely nesting recruitment interventions in host RCTs. This will rapidly extend the evidence base,(More)
Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) is central to the ‘Best Practical Environmental Option’/Best Available Technology (BPEO/BAT) approach used to underpin UK radioactive waste management decisions and optimise remediation project portfolios. Internal and external stakeholder involvement is routine, and a consensus is necessary on many issues, including(More)
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