Welsh Government

Senior Research Leader

Professor Kerry Hood

Department and Institution

Centre for Trials Research, Cardiff University

Current Post


Primary Research Field

Clinical Trials

Secondary Research Field


Contact details

02920 687163


Professor Hood has a degree and PhD in Statistics and has worked in medical statistics since 1996. She spent the first part of her career focused on research in primary care and then in 2006 established the South East Wales Trials Unit and started to develop a broader research portfolio. Her specific methodological research interests are in trial design, outcome measurement and research inclusion with a particular focus on complex trials, whilst the topic areas she mainly focuses on are primary care, infections and learning disabilities.

Professor Hood collaborates widely across the UK and Europe on research studies from a broad range of funders including NIHR, NISCHR, EU and industry. She has over 270 peer reviewed research publications and currently holds £34M of research grants as a co-applicant. She is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Society for Academic Primary Care and the Society for Clinical Trials.

Professor Hood is keen to develop career pathways for researchers and is a mentor on the Society for Academic Primary Care PHoCuS (Primary Healthcare Scientists) mentoring scheme. She also mentors undergraduate medical students.