The study team

Chief Investigator:

Prof Marcus Drake, Urology Consultant and Professor of Urology

Trial Manager:

Dr Amanda Lewis

Trial Administrator:

Tom Steuart-Feilding
Contact details:
Population Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School,
University of Bristol, Canynge Hall,
39 Whatley Road, Bristol, BS8 2PS

Tel: 0117 331 3907 or 0117 928 7276



Prof Peter Blair, Professor of Epidemiology and Statistics, Bristol Randomised Trials Collaboration (BRTC)

Prof Cathryn Glazener, Professor of Health Services Research (retired), University of Aberdeen

Prof Athene Lane, Co-Director of BRTC and Professor in Trials Research, University of Bristol

Prof Paul Abrams, Professor of Urology, North Bristol NHS Trust

Dr Jeremy Horwood, Qualitative Research Fellow, BRTC

Dr Gordon Taylor, Former Dean of Education (retired), University of Plymouth

Dr Sian Noble, Senior Lecturer in Health Economics, University of Bristol

Mr John McGrath, Consultant Surgeon, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Prof Christopher Chapple, Consultant in Urology, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Prof Robert Pickard, Professor of Urology, University of Newcastle*

*We wish to acknowledge Professor Rob Pickard, a Consultant Urological Surgeon and co-applicant, who sadly passed away in July 2018. Professor Pickard was a major contributor in developing the original funding application and contributed valuable expertise to study design and oversight of UPSTREAM - Phase I.

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