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Caroline Gardner


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Caroline Gardner joined the University in 2003 to work as part of the self-management team recruiting patients for the National Evaluation of the Expert Patients Programme. In addition to recruitment and administration she was also involved in managing data entry for the study and went on to work on a number of associated studies including the role of volunteer tutors, piloting a Discrete Choice Experiment and analysis of data from the online discussion boards from the pilot study of EPP online. The experience gained working with the self management team led to her involvement in the design and implementation of the WISE study and for the responsibility of the day to day management of the trial. 

Since joing the University, Caroline has worked on a number of RCTs including:

The BRIGHT (BRinging Information and Guided Help Together) RCT

BARACK-D (Benefits of Aldosterone Receptor Antagonism in Chronic Kidney Disease) RCT

3D (Improving the Management of Patients with Multimorbidity in General Practice) RCT

HABIT (Health professional Administered Brief Insomnia Therapy) RCT.

Caroline is currently working on PROSPER: A randomised controlled trial of PeRsOnaliSed care Planning for older people.  This trial is sponsored by Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS foundation Trust.


BSc Hons degree in Social Sciences with Geography & Politics from the Open University.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures


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