Clarke, Professor Mike

Keywords: randomised trials; systematic reviews; research methodology

Mike has more than 25 years’ experience in rigorous assessments of the effects of interventions and actions, inside and outside health care. He has worked on some of the world’s largest randomised trials in areas as varied as maternity care, breast cancer, poisoning and stroke; as well as dozens of systematic reviews. These include a series of reviews of individual participant data from trials of the treatment of women with breast cancer, which influence health care worldwide. Mike is Director of the Northern Ireland Hub for Trials Methodology Research at Queen’s University, Belfast; and Co-ordinating Editor of the Cochrane Methodology Review Group. He teaches widely about trials and reviews, seeking to increase capacity for the conduct and use of research; and is a founder and current Chair of the Board of Trustees and Research Director of Evidence Aid, improving access to research that is relevant to disasters and humanitarian emergencies.