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Editorial Board

Editor in Chief

  • Gillian Lancaster, University of Lancaster, UK

Associate Editors

  • Helen Eborall, University of Leicester, UK
  • Lora Giangregorio, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Harsha Kathard, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Juneyoung Lee, Korea University College of Medicine, South Korea
  • Lawrence Mbuagbaw, McMaster University, Canada
  • Tim Ramsay, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Rhonda Rosychuk, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Zainab Samaan, McMaster University, Canada
  • Karen Smith, University of Leicester, UK
  • Stephen Walters, University of Sheffield, UK

Editorial Board

  • Christine Bond, University of Aberdeen, UK
  • Michael Campbell, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Deborah Cook, McMaster Univesity, Canada
  • Jonathan Cook, University of Oxford, UK
  • Jean Craig, University of East Anglia, UK
  • Don Dizon, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
  • Sandra Eldridge, Queen Mary University of London, UK
  • Mary Foulkes, George Washington University, USA
  • Pat Hoddinott, University of Stirling, UK
  • Jason Konner, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, USA
  • Bongani Mayosi, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Charles Rosser, University of Hawaii Cancer Centre, USA
  • Ian Seppelt, Nepean Hospital, Australia
  • Yahya Shehabi, University New South Wales, Australia
  • Lehana Thabane, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, Canada
  • George Wells, University of Ottowa, Canada
  • Janet Wittes, Statistics Collaborative, USA

Aims & scope

Pilot and Feasibility Studies is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal that encompasses all aspects of the design, conduct and reporting of pilot and feasibility studies in biomedicine. The journal publishes research articles that are intended to directly influence future clinical trials, as well as protocols, commentaries and methodology articles. The journal also ensures that the results of all well-conducted, peer-reviewed, pilot and feasibility studies are published, regardless of outcome or significance of findings.

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Editor's profile

Gillian Lancaster

Gillian Lancaster
"Piloting new interventions for use in definitive randomised controlled trials and ensuring that the methodological approach taken in the main trial is robust and feasible, are important parts of the development process. Pilot and feasibility studies encompass all aspects of the design process, and whilst this work is crucial to the success of a trial such studies seldom reach publication for a variety of reasons. Having an open access journal dedicated to supporting this type of work is long overdue."

Gillian Lancaster is a Senior Lecturer in Medical Statistics at Lancaster University. As Director of the Postgraduate Statistics Centre she oversees the delivery of specialist training in quantitative research methods, and as a statistical collaborator she has been engaged in many multidisciplinary clinical investigations over the past 25 years. She has sat on the Council and been Associate Editor for the Journal Series A: Statistics in Society, of the Royal Statistical Society. Her research scopes many medical and social issues, with a specific interest in methodology for developing Patient Reported Outcome Measures and assessment tools for use on children and young people.

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ISSN: 2055-5784