Max Parmar

Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology and Director of both the MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL and the Institute of Clinical Trials and Methodology at University College London

From 2001 to 2012 he was an Associate Director of the National Cancer Research Network, an organisation which more than doubled the number of patients going into cancer studies in England.

Max joined the MRC in 1987.  He has more than 400 publications in peer reviewed journals, many of which have had direct impact on policy, clinical practice and improving outcomes for patients. The Unit he directs is at the forefront of resolving internationally important questions, particularly in infectious diseases and cancer, and also aims to deliver swifter and more effective translation of scientific research into patient benefits.  It does this by carrying out challenging and innovative studies and by developing and implementing methodological advances in study design, conduct and analysis.