The Trial Steering Committee's has met for the first time in March 2017.
Pictured L-R: Dylan O'Neill (Parent), Grace McCarthy (Teacher), Prof Maria Lohan (Chief Investigator QUB), Maire Thompson (Principal), Prof Vivien Coates (Chair), Darrin Barr (Principal), Dr Sarah Miller (QUB), Dr Aine Aventin (Project Manager QUB), Iman Zatari (Pupil), Cliona McDowell (NICTU), Dr Rhonda Curran (Trail Manager QUB), Sorcha Toase (NICTU)
ROLE OF THE STEERING COMMITTEE
• To provide advice, through the Chair of the steering committee, to the Chief Investigator, the Project Sponsor, the Project Funder on all appropriate aspects of the project
• To agree proposals for substantial amendments to the project protocol
• To concentrate on the progress of the project, adherence to the project protocol; participant safety (the rights, safety and well-being of the study participants are the most important considerations and should prevail over the interests of science and society)
• To ensure appropriate ethical and other approvals are obtained.
Full membership of the committee (March 2017)
Prof Vivien Coates, Florence Nightingale Foundation Professor of Clinical & Nursing Practice Research, UU - Independent Chair
Darrin Barr, School Principal - Public Member
Ms Maire Thompson, School Principal - Public Member
Mrs Grace McCarthy, Teacher - Public Member
Ms Dylan O'Neill - Parent Public Member
Miss Iman Zatari - Pupil Public Member
Luke Monaghan - Pupil Public Member
Ms Alison Hadley, Director Teenage Pregnancy Knowledge Exchange, University of Bedfordshire - Independent Member (expert in teenage pregnancy)
Dr Cary Roseth, Associate Professor, College of Education, Michigan State University - Independent Member (expert in trials methodology)
Dr Michele McKinley, Reader in Nutrition and Public Health, QUB - Member (expert in RCTs)
Dr Sarah Miller, Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work, QUB - Member (expert in school-based RCTs)
Professor Mara Lohan, JACK Trial Chief Investigator - Member
Dr Aine Aventin, JACK Trial Project Manager - Observer
Dr Rhonda Curran, JACK Trial Trial Manager - Observer
Ms Cliona McDowell, JACK Trial Statistician (NICTU) - Observer
There will be a total of 8 meetings held at Queen’s University Belfast between January 2017and October 2020. Each meeting will last 1-2 hours in duration and will be held at times outside school hours in order to facilitate the involvement of pupils, teachers and school principals.
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