Bournemouth University Clinical Research Unit (BUCRU)

BUCRU aims to design, conduct and manage high quality, funded, health-related randomised controlled trials and other well-designed studies within HSS, across University Faculties, with researchers in National Health Service (NHS) Trusts and with national and international collaborators.

It does this by:

  1. Supporting researchers in improving the quality, quantity and efficiency of research across Bournemouth University and local NHS Trusts.
  2. Incorporating the Dorset office of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Design Service (RDS) to support the methodological development of high quality research grant applications.
  3. Offering methodological and statistical collaboration for health related research, particularly research of relevance to the NHS and public health.
  4. Conducting high quality nationally and internationally recognised research in complex interventions (including digital health) and long term conditions. “


Current Membership

Peter Thomas (Head), Tamas Hickish (Head), Sarah Thomas (Deputy), Helen Allen, Sharon Docherty, Vanessa Heaslip, Ian Darby, Ahmed Khattab, Roger Baker (Visiting Professor), Katie Ryan, Andy Powell, Maria Vahdanina, Louise Ward (administrator).

 Associate Members

Samuel Nyman (Sci-tech).