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Eleanor Mitchell

Assistant Professor of Clinical Trials, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences


  • workRoom Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit Nottingham Health Science Partners
    Queen's Medical Centre
    NG7 2UH
  • work0115 8231596
  • fax0115 7484092


Eleanor has worked in clinical research since 2002 at the University of Nottingham and in the Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit ( since 2008. As leader of a large trial management team she has previously had responsibility for leading the successful delivery of a diverse portfolio of large, complex, multi-centre randomised clinical trials. Her current role of Assistant Professor of Clinical Trials involves her being part of large multi-disciplinary teams designing clinical trials and obtaining funding for them. Over the last few years she has developed expertise in perinatal trials, working with obstetricians, neonatologists and midwives across the country, which she wants to develop further in the future. She is also interested in research methodology around how we conduct clinical trials to answer important clinical questions.

Teaching Summary

Clinical trial design and conduct. Eleanor has helped lead the development of the first NCTU short course on "randomised controlled trials", where she also taught several sessions.

Research Summary

Details of trials currently ran by the Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit can be found on their website:

Recent Publications

Past Research

Research Manager in the Division of Academic Rheumatology at the University of Nottingham, working closely with Professor Michael Doherty. Involved in managing a variety of research projects, including a clinical trial investigating knee pain and various epidemiological studies.

Project Co-ordinator of the GOAL Study (Genetics of Osteoarthrtitis and Lifestyle), which was a 4-year gene-environmental interaction study, recruiting patients with knee and hip osteoarthritis and age/gender-matched control subjects. Over 3000 participants were recruited into this study.

School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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