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Martin Landray is Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Research Director at Health Data Research UK, and Acting Director at the Big Data Institute, University of Oxford.

What is your main area(s) of interest/expertise?

My work focuses on the design and conduct of large-scale randomised clinical trials relating to common diseases. I am particularly interested in efforts to streamline clinical trials to make sure that trials are efficient and cost-effective whilst ensuring the safety of participants. I also lead cross-cutting work on big data and computing innovation.

What are you working on right now?

I am currently working on the Randomised Evaluation of COVid-19 thERapY (RECOVERY) trial, a national clinical trial that aims to identify treatments that may be beneficial for adults hospitalised with confirmed COVID-19. There are currently no specific treatments for COVID-19, but it is possible that some existing drugs usually used for other conditions may have some benefits. The RECOVERY trial will provide doctors and the health service with information they need to determine which treatments should be used.

Why is Oxford a good place to work in this field of research?

Working at Oxford enables me to draw upon the expertise of world-class researchers from a wide range of disciplines, including clinical trialists, data scientists, ethicists and health economists to tackle diseases that affect millions of people globally. Oxford is world-renowned for medical sciences and our department has led ground-breaking clinical trials – it is the perfect place for me to work.

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