Senior Research Associate
Tel: 01223 330361
- Sc. Mathematics, Durham, 1991
- Sc. Statistics, Sheffield, 1995
- D. Statistics & Ecology, Sheffield, 2001
Mark is a Senior Research Associate in the Behaviour and Health Research Unit. Having very recently joined the unit, his background has been within both academia (medical consultancy at Sheffield University & health-care research at Manchester University) and also industry (drug discovery for AstraZeneca). He has reviewed over 60 papers & grants, & the majority of his 30+ publications relate to a variety of different designs of late-stage healthcare studies.
Healthcare Statistics and Trial Design.
Selected publications of most relevence:
The contributions of family care-givers at end of life: A national post-bereavement census survey of cancer carers’ hours of care and expenditures. C Rowland, B Hanratty, M Pilling, B van den Berg, G Grande. 2017. Palliative Medicine 31(4), 346-355.
Feasibility study to prevent falls in older people who are sight impaired: the VIP2UK randomised controlled trial. H Waterman, C Ballinger, C Brundle, S Chastin, H Gage, R Harper, D Henson, B Laventure, L McEvoy, M Pilling, N Olleveant, D A Skelton, P Stanford, C Todd. 2016. Trials 17(1), 464.
The theoretical and practical determination of clinical cut-offs for the British Sign Language versions of PHQ-9 and GAD-7. R Belk, M Pilling, KD Rogers, K Lovell, A Young. 2016. BMC Psychiatry 16:372.
A randomised controlled feasibility trial of Group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for people with severe asthma. J Yorke, P Adair, AM Doyle, L Dubrow-Marshall, S Fleming, L Holmes, A Menzies-Gow, R Niven, M Pilling & C Shuldham. 2016. Journal of Asthma.
Recommendations for managing missing data, attrition and response shift in palliative and end-of-life care research : Part of the MORECare research method guidance on statistical issues. N
Preston, P Fayers, S Walters, M Pilling, G Grande, V Short, E Owen-Jones, C Evans, H Benalia, I Higginson, C Todd. 2013. Palliative Medicine 27(10) 899-907.
A study to assess the feasibility to undertake an RCT on adherence to eye drops in glaucoma patients
C Richardson, L Brunton, N Olleveant, DB Henson, M Pilling, J Mottershead, C Fennerty, AF Spencer, H Waterman. Patient Preference and Adherence 7, 1025–1039.
An Exploratory Study to Clarify the Cluster of Symptoms Predictive of Chemotherapy-Related Nausea Using Random Forest Modeling. A Molassiotis, C Farrell, K Bourne, SG Brearley, M Pilling. 2012. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 44(5), 692-703.
Mark is currently involved with the RSS Medical Statistics Section, and sits on the NC3Rs grant panel. Additionally, Mark acts as an independent Statistician on the “Caring for Me and You: A toolkit for carers of people with dementia” trial in Oxford, and the “PreventIT” trial in Manchester.