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Ms Jo Kelly 

Trial Manager

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Ms Jo Kelly is Trial Manager within Medicine at the University of Southampton.

Jo started her career in the department of Primary Medical Care in 1995, as a Research Assistant working for Prof Little on a study looking at women’s knowledge of how to use the contraceptive pill correctly. Since then Jo has managed/co-managed many trials in Primary Care, ranging from a small single centre trial to large multi-centre, NIHR funded trials.

Her areas of interest are: nutrition and health promotion; and the management of common self-limiting illnesses such as respiratory tract infections.

Jo is currently working on Home & Online Management & Evaluation of Blood Pressure (HOME BP)



BSc (Hons) Food Science with Nutrition – Manchester Metropolitan University 1993



2015-present Trial Manager, University of Southampton (HOME BP)
Home & Online Management & Evaluation of Blood Pressure

2012-2015 Trial Manager University of Southampton (POWeR)
Positive Online Management

2010 -2012 Trial Manager University of Southampton (PIPS) PRIME Programme Grant
(Non-verbal communication in consultations)

2006 – 2010 Trial Manager University of Southampton (PRISM)
Primary Care Streptococcal Management

2004-2006 Trial Manager University of Southampton (GOES)
Gentimicin and Hydrocortisone Spray for Otitis Externa

2003 -2004 Trial Coordinator University of Southampton (Antibiotic Outreach) (ACT)
Acute Cough Trial

1998 – 2002 Trial Manager University of Southampton
BHF Hypertension Study

1995-1997 Research Assistant University of Southampton (The Pill Study)

1993 -1995 Research Assistant University of Southampton

Department of Nutrition

Research interests

POWeR is a web-based intervention designed to be used by patients with support from a nurse. POWeR has been created by a team of GP’s, nutritionists and behaviour change experts, working closely with patients and nurses.

Among obese patients in primary care, this RCT aims to estimate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a) an internet based behavioural intervention with face to face support as needed and b) an internet behavioural intervention with remote support (email and phone call) c) a control- brief advice on diet and exercise but no access to the POWeR intervention

The POWeR study has recruited over 800 adult participants from over 50 practices in South West and South East of England. This study is now in the final follow up phase.

Research group

Primary Care & Population Sciences

Affiliate research group

Primary care Research group

Research project(s)

Positive Online Weight Reduction Plus (POWeR+)

STREAM - Screen and TREAt for Malnutrition

Trial set up

Ethics approval

Study recruitment and retention

Training of clinicians in study procedure

Ensuring good clinical practice guidelines are adhered to

Management of trial administrator and centre co-ordinators

Monitoring of trial to ensure compliance to protocol

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Ms Jo Kelly
Primary Care and Population Sciences Faculty of Medicine University of Southampton Aldermoor Health Centre Aldermoor Close Southampton SO16 5ST

Room Number: 9590 AHC/103/S2

Facsimile: (023) 8070 1125

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