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Dr Julie Barber


Position Senior Lecturer
Email(*) j.barber
Themes Biostatistics

* @ucl.ac.uk

Biographical Details

Julie is a Senior Lecturer in Medical Statistics at the Department of Statistical Science, UCL and a member of the Biostatistics Group within the Research Support Centre. Julie completed a PhD looking at statistical issues in economic evaluations of randomised trials in 2001. She has previously worked at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Imperial College and the MRC Clinical Trials Unit. 

Research Interests

Julie has experience of both randomised trials and large epidemiological studies, and works collaboratively with researchers at UCL, UCLH and externally. Recent collaborations include studies in dementia research and the clinical and economic evaluation of the START (STrAtegies for RelaTives) intevention. Her main methodological interests concern statistical issues in design and analysis of trials.

Recent Grants

  • The MARQUE project: Managing Agitation and Raising Quality of Life. A project to improve quality of life in people with dementia. ESRC/NIHR programme grant. PI: Prof Gill Livingston.
  • Developing a stepped approach to improving sexual function after treatment for gynaecological cancer (SAFFRON trial). HTA. PI: Dr Susan Gessler.
  • The Essence of Specialist Teenage and Young Adult (TYA) Cancer Care. NIHR programme grant. PI: Prof Jeremy Whelan.
  • Improving the effectiveness of multidisciplinary team meetings for patients with chronic diseases. NIHR. PI: Prof Rosalind Raine.
  • A salivary pacemaker in the treatment of radiation-induced xerostomia: a double-blind randomised controlled trial of a novel neuro-electrostimulator of salivary glands. NIHR RPB. PI: Dr Sefano Fedele.

Selected publications

  • Livingston G,  Barber J,  Rapaport P,  Knapp  M, Griffin M,  Romeo R, King D,  Livingston D,  Mummery C,  Walker Z, Hoe J, Cooper  C (2014).  Long term clinical and cost-effectiveness of psychological intervention for family carers of people with dementia: a single-blind, randomised, controlled trial. Lancet Psychiatry, 1(7): 539-548.
  • Rosalind Raine, Isla Wallace, Caoimhe Nic a’ Bháird, Penny Xanthopoulou, Anne Lanceley, Alex Clarke, Archie Prentice, David Ardron, Miriam Harris, J Simon R Gibbs, Ewan Ferlie, Michael King, Jane M Blazeby, Susan Michie, Gill Livingston and Julie Barber (2014). Improving the effectiveness of multidisciplinary team meetings for patients with chronic diseases: a prospective observational study. Health Services and Delivery Research; 2 (37).
  • Livingston G, Barber J, Rapaport P, Knapp M,  Griffin M, King D, Livingston D, Mummery C, Walker Z, Hoe J, Sampson E, Cooper C (2013). Clinical effectiveness of a manual based coping strategy programme (START, STrAtegies for RelaTives) in promoting the mental health of carers of family members with dementia: pragmatic randomised controlled trial. BMJ 2013; 347: f6276.
  • Knapp M, King D, Romeo R, Schehl B, Barber J, Griffin M, Rapaport P, Livingston D, Mummery C, Walker Z, Hoe J, Sampson E, Cooper C, Livingston G (2013). Cost effectiveness of a manual based coping strategy programme in promoting the mental health of family carers of people with dementia (the START (STrAtegies for RelaTives) study): a pragmatic randomised controlled trial. BMJ; 347: f6342.
  • Griffin SC, Barber JA, Manca A, Sculpher MJ, Thompson SG, Buxton MJ, Hemingway H (2007). Cost-effectiveness of clinically appropriate decisions on alternative treatments for angina pectoris: a prospective observational study. BMJ; 334: 624-631.
  • Wallace P, Haines A, Barber JA, Thompson S, Jacklin P, Roberts J, Lewis L, Wainwright P for the Virtual Outreach Project Group (2002). Joint teleconsultations (virtual outreach) versus standard outpatient appointments for patients referred by their general practitioner for a specialist opinion. Lancet; 359: 1961-1968.
  • Thompson SG, Barber JA (2000). How should cost data in randomised controlled trials be analysed? British Medical Journal; 320: 1197-1200.
  • Barber JA, Thompson SG (2000). Analysis of cost data in randomised controlled trials: An application of the non-parametric bootstrap. Statistics in Medicine; 19: 3219-3236.
  • Barber JA, Thompson S (1998). Analysis and interpretation of cost data in randomised controlled trials: A review of published studies. British Medical Journal; 317: 1195-1200.

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