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Katharine (Kate) Bowker

Clinical Trial Manager, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



Katharine Bowker is a clinical trial manager at Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit. She is currently managing the BLUSH trial, a randomised controlled trial to determine whether oxybutynin or venlafaxine is effective for treating hot flushes in women who cannot or choose not to use hormone replacement therapy. She began her career in trial management after completing her PhD in 2015. She has over 12 years experience working in research, including design and delivery randomised control trials, longitudinal cohort studies, pilot studies and qualitative research methods. Prior to her PhD, she worked as a midwife and completed a Master of Public Health.

Expertise Summary

Applied health services research in NHS settings including:

  • Trial and research management
  • Design and conduct of randomised controlled trials
  • Smoking cessation in pregnancy
  • Public Health
  • Surveys
  • Online recruitment
  • Qualitative studies

Teaching Summary

She has a background in teaching and supervising undergraduate and Master's level research students.

Recent Publications

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University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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