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Surrey Clinical Trials Unit

Surrey Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) is an academic trials unit that has the experience, expertise and infrastructure to develop, organise and manage high-quality, multi-centre, randomised controlled trials (including trials of investigational medicinal products) of national and international importance. 

What we do

Surrey CTU has proven expertise in trial design and management in areas such as: 

  • Digital Health
  • Cancer
  • Neurodegenerative Disorders
  • Palliative Care
  • Psychology

We support trials at all phases from first in human (FIH) through to large-scale pragmatic trials, as well as trials of complex interventions.

Surrey CTU is located in the Clinical Research Building, home to a number of synergistic units committed to excellence in clinical research and digital health innovation. Surrey CTU works closely with the Surrey Hub of the NIHR Research Design Service South East (RDS SE) and Surrey Health Economics Centre (SHEC) to offer support and advice on funding applications and all aspects of study design and methodology, including health economic evaluation and trial management and delivery. 


We work with clinical academics across the Kent, Surrey and Sussex region to design, co-ordinate, manage and disseminate UK and Europe-wide multi-centre, interventional clinical trials.

Meet the team

Professor Agnieszka Michael

Professor in Oncology , Consultant Medical Oncologist, Medical Director of Surrey CTU

Professor  Agnieszka Michael MRCP PhD specialises in the field of Oncology, she is a researcher and a medical oncology consultant at the Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust. Professor Michael specialises in ovarian and renal cancers as well as immunotherapy trials. She qualified in medicine at the University of Wroclaw and undertook general medical and oncology training at th...

Professor Simon Skene

Emeritus Professor of Medical Statistics

Simon Skene is Emeritus Professor of Medical Statistics within the School of Biosciences.Simon has over 20 years’ experience as a medical statistician in teaching and research, including the design and analysis of clinical trials and studies investigating medicinal products, advanced therapies, diagnostic accuracy and surgery. He has a strong interest in the evaluati...