Professor Rod Taylor
- Professor of Population Health Research (MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit)
Rod Taylor, MSc, PhD is Chair of Population Health Research, Institute of Health and Well Being, University of Glasgow where he based at both MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit and Robertson Centre for Biostatistics/Glasgow Clinical Trials Unit.
He retains a 20% FTE contract at University of Exeter College of Medicine and Health where he holds to positions of Professor of Health Services Research, Co-Director of Exeter Clinical Trials Unit & NIHR Senior Investigator. He is an Adjunct Professor at National Institute of Public Health in Copenhagen, University of South Denmark. His former academic appointments include the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Universities of Birmingham and Exeter and he was first Director of Technology Appraisals at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) from 1909-2000. He is currently co-Chair of MRC Methodology Panel and is former Chair of the NIHR Health Service & Development Research (HS&DR) Panel (2014-18).
Rod has published over 300 peer review articles the field of health services research and health technology assessment. His methodological expertise is clinical trial design and he is Chief Investigator/co-applicant on a number of NIHR, CSO, MRC and Wellcome funded clinical trials past and present. His primary research interest is the development and evaluation of secondary prevention and rehabilitation strategies for heart disease. He is currently co-Chief Investigator for the NIHR Programme Grant ‘REACH-HF’ and is the Programme Director for the Cochrane Cardiac Rehabilitation Reviews portfolio. Other active areas of research include clinical trial design for complex interventions and medical devices, and the use of surrogate outcomes in clinical trials and reimbursement policy, development.
His graduate and postgraduate qualifications include:
- BSc Hons Physiology, University of Glasgow, 1982
- PhD Clinical Physiology, University of Glasgow, 1985
- Postgraduate Certificate in Health Economics, University of Aberdeen, 1995
- MSc in Medical Statistics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2000
|2018 to present||Professor of Population Health Research, Institute of Health and Well Being, School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing, University of Glasgow|
|2009 to 2018||Professor in Health Services Research (Medical Statistics & Clinical Trials), Co-Director of UKCRC registered Exeter Clinical Trials Unit, and NIHR Senior Investigator Institute of Health Research, University of Exeter of Medical School|
|2015 to present||Adjunct Professor, National Institute of Public Health
University of South Denmark, Copenhagen.
|2009 to 2010||Scientific Director of UKCRC registered Peninsula Clinical Trials Unit|
|2006 to 2009||Associate Professor in Health Services Research (Medical Statistics) Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter|
|2000 to 2006||Reader in Public Health & Epidemiology & Director of Masters in Health Technology Assessment Programme
Department of Public Health & Epidemiology, University of Birmingham
|1999 to 2000||Head of Technology Appraisal Programme
National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence, London
& Honorary Senior Lecturer in Medical Statistics and Health Services Research
School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London
|1998 to 1999||Lecturer in Medical Statistics & Health Services Research,
Royal College of Surgeons & School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London
|1995 to 1998||Senior Lecturer in Health Services Research
NHS Research and Development Support Unit, Postgraduate Medical School, University of Exeter and Royal and Exeter Healthcare Trust
|1990 to 1995||Research Fellow
Postgraduate Medical School, University of Exeter
|1987 to 1995||Lecturer & Senior Lecturer in Physiology
Department of Biological Sciences, St Loye’s College, Exeter
|1985 to 1986||Temporary Lecturer in Physiology
Department of Sports Science and Physical Education, University of Glasgow
Professional Memberships and Appointments
|Editorial Boards:||International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, European Journal of Preventative Cardiology, Neuromodulation, Pain Practice, Cochrane Heart Group.|
|Professorial Membership:||Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi),
Cochrane Statistics and Methods Working Groups, European Society of Cardiology Exercise Physiology, Training and Rehabilitation Study Group 2014-16
|Others:||Medical Research Council Methodology Research Programme Panel, December 2015-present (co-Chair from 2017)
NIHR Priority Research Advisory Methodology Group (PRAMG), August 2015-present
Chair of NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research Researcher-Led panel, March 2014-Feb 2018
NIHR HTA General Board, 2014- June 2017
NIHR HTA Themed Call Board, 2012-2014
Core group of Methodological Experts for the NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research programme, 2013-October 2017
NIHR South West Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Committee South West, 2010-2014
NICE Health Technology Appraisal Committee, 2006-2012
NICE Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee (IPAC), 2008-2013
National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigator award, April 2015-March 2020.
South & West NHS R&D Directorate Scholarship. 1999-2000 Masters in Medical Statistics, University of London.
South & West NHS R&D Directorate Scholarship. 1994-1995 Postgraduate Certificate in Health Economics & Health Care Evaluation, University of Aberdeen.
University of Glasgow Postgraduate Scholarship. 1986-1990 PhD programme.