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 Invited Speakers

Professor Melanie Calvert

Professor Melanie Calvert is Director of the Centre for Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) Research at the University of Birmingham UK, www.birmingham.ac.uk/cpror, which aims to optimize the use of PROs in clinical trials and routine care, to improve service delivery, enhance patient care and outcomes and ensure that the patient perspective is at the heart of health research and NHS decision-making.

She is the cross-cutting theme lead for PROs research within major NIHR infrastructure including the Biomedical Research Centre, Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre, Clinical Research Facility and the Institute for Translational Medicine.

Prof Calvert works closely with a wide range of national and international collaborators, including public and patient partners, to maximise the reach, influence and impact of research.

She sits on a number of international committees leading national and international strategy for PROs research/implementation.