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Mrs Samantha Williams BSc (hons) MRes

Trial Manager

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Sam works as a Trial Manager within the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton.

Sam embarked on her research career with the Clinical Research Network (CRN): Wessex in 2009. For the four years she was with the CRN, Sam supported and facilitated NIHR studies and became a Good Clinical Practice facilitator, regularly delivering GCP courses in primary care. In 2013, Sam completed her NIHR funded MRes Clinical Research.


Appointments held

Trial Manager 2020 – present

Qualitative Senior Research Assistant 2016-2020

Senior Research Assistant 2015-2016

Clinical Trial Coordinator 2013-2015

Clinical Research Network Research Officer 2009-2013

Podiatrist 2007-2018

Research interests

Sam’s work has been varied, but her main research interests lie in trial management and qualitative research methodology. She has in the past been awarded funding to work as Co-Principle Investigator on the qualitative UNITE Study, and now works on the RECUR Programme.

Sam is an active member of the departmental Trial Management Forum, is contributing as a qualitative researcher on the MACRO Study and a member of the University of Southampton Faculty of Medicine Ethics Committee (FOMEC). She is also an advisor to undergraduate students undertaking qualitative research as part of their medical degree, and an active reviewer for the NIHR Dissemination Centre and other peer reviewed journals.

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Research group

Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education

Affiliate research group

Research project(s)

CONTACT Colchicine or Naproxen Treatment for Acute Gout

MACRO - Defining best management for adults with chronic rhinosinusitis

PROMDEP Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMS) in the assessment and follow-up monitoring of patients with depression in Primary Care

Reducing common infections in usual practice for recurrent respiratory tract infections: The RECUR Programme

REDUCE (REviewing long term anti-Depressant Use by Careful monitoring in Everyday practice)

UNderstanding medIcal and non-medical anTibiotic prescribing for rEspiratory tract infections in primary care out of hours services: a qualitative analysis (The UNITE Study)

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Expertise in Good Clinical Practice (GCP) in clinical research.

Mrs Samantha Williams
School of Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education
Faculty of Medicine
University of Southampton
Aldermoor Health Centre
Aldermoor Close
SO16 5ST

Room Number : 9590 AHC/109/S2

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