Lincoln Clinical Trials Unit

Investigating Issues in Health and Social Care

The Lincoln Clinical Trials Unit (LinCTU) was setup in 2020 at the University of Lincoln by the Community & Health Research Unit to support clinical trials. LinCTU is located in the newly established University of Lincoln Medical School and engages directly with the Medical School, the Lincoln Institute for Rural and Coastal Health (LIRCH), academic colleagues and the wider NHS community.

The international vision is to develop an identity which allows us to attract the type of trials and studies where we have particular strengths and expertise. The studies of particular interest to us are those investigating health and social care problems:

• in under-researched rural settings to address health inequalities.
• in communities of coastal populations.
• with complex interventions including both quantitative and qualitative elements.
• examining issues of inclusivity, diversity and de-colonisation.

If you have an idea, or wish to work with us, please visit our dedicated website.



Director: Professor A. Niroshan Siriwardena


Deputy Director: Professor Graham R. Law


Senior Management Group 


Sponsor Liason: Contact  for sponsor


Operational Management Team: AN Siriwardena, GR Law, E Rowan, S Lewis


Information compliance: Abi SlaterContact for information compliance


IT managers: Sophie Packer, Mark Rushton


Data managers: Dr Elise Rowan


Administrators: Susan Bowler


Trial managers: Dr Greg Whitley, Dr Julie Pattinson, Dr Asam Latif


Statisticians: Professor Graham Law, Dr Zahid Asghar, Dr Vanessa Botan


Process evaluation: Despina Laparidou


Qualitative Researchers: Viet-Hai Phung, Dr Julie Pattinson


Health economists: Dr Murray Smith, Dr Colin Ridyard


Systematic reviewers: Despina Laparidou, Dr David Nelson