Professor Melanie Calvert has extensive experience in the design and analysis of clinical trials, trials methodology research, economic evaluation and clinical epidemiology. Professor Calvert leads the Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) Research Group at the University of Birmingham, UK and has made several key advances in the knowledge of PROs in recent years including the development of the CONSORT-PRO extension. Her research team are conducting cutting-edge research on the management of PRO-alerts, embedding e-PROs in routine clinical practice and the development of a SPIRIT-PRO extension. Her research into PROs has reached international audiences, impacting on policy and educational guidelines.
Prof Calvert is a member of the International Society for Quality of Life Research Board of Directors, the Birmingham Institute for Translational Medicine Project Commissioning Board, the MRC HTMR Outcomes Working Group and is an expert advisor to the NIHR West Midlands Research Design Service. She has over 80 publications, including work in major international journals such as the BMJ, NEJM, Circulation and JAMA.