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Mr Robert Grant

Mr Robert Grant

School: Centre for Health and Social Care Research

Job Title: Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Care Statistics

Email: Robert.Grant@sgul.kingston.ac.uk

Biography

Robert is a medical statistician, contributing to a variety of research projects and postgraduate teaching in research methods and statistics across the Faculty.

Prior to joining Kingston & St George's, Robert worked as a medical statistician and project manager for the Royal College of Physicians of London for 12 years, during which time he analysed national clinical audit data on stroke, falls and bone health, back pain, depression screening in occupational health for NHS staff, carotid endarterectomy surgery, familial hypercholesterolaemia and generic medical record-keeping standards. He was part of a team commissioned by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) to develop evidence-based clinical guidelines on type 1 diabetes in adults, chronic kidney disease (CKD), anaemia in CKD, tuberculosis, osteoarthritis and hypertension. This role also included carrying out meta-analyses and giving statistical advice to colleagues conducting systematic reviews and health economic modelling.

Robert has carried out consultancy work for the Nursing and Midwifery Council and Department of Health. He sits on the latter's National Advisory Group for Clinical Audit and Confidential Enquiries (NAGCAE) and the Royal Statistical Society's Statistical Computing Committee.

He is an honorary statistician with the Princess Alice Hospice in Esher and an invited lecturer on biostatistics for Harvard Medical School's Global Clinical Scholars' Research Training Program.

Academic and professional qualifications

  • Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society ,
  • MSc, Medical Statistics
  • BSc(Hons), Mathematical Sciences
  • Graduate Diploma in Statistics

Professional experience

  • 1998 - present
    Healthcare statistics in various forms,
  • 1974 - present
    Inductive reasoning,

Research interests

Communication of statistics, particularly visualisation and audibilization. New methods for analysing data subject to human error and coding habits. Residual confounding. Philosophy of science applied to statistical inference. League tables and performance indicators.

Consultancy

See above

Publications

Number of items: 65.

Article

Halter, Mary, Wheeler, Carly, Drennan, Vari M, de Lusignan, Simon, Grant, Robert, Gabe, Jonathan, Gage, Heather, Ennis, James and Parle, Jim (2017) Physician associates in England's hospitals : a survey of medical directors exploring current usage and factors affecting recruitment. Clinical Medicine, 17(2), pp. 126-131. ISSN (print) 1470-2118

Grant, Robert L. and Hood, Rick (2017) Complex systems, explanation and policy : implications of the crisis of replication for public health research. Critical Public Health, ISSN (print) 0958-1596 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Harris, Ruth, Sims, Sarah, Levenson, Ros, Gourlay, Stephen, Ross, Fiona, Davies, Nigel, Brearley, Sally, Favato, Giampiero and Grant, Robert (2017) What aspects of intentional rounding work in hospital wards, for whom and in what circumstances? A realist evaluation protocol. BMJ Open, 7(1), e014776. ISSN (online) 2044-6055

Hood, Rick, Grant, Robert, Jones, Ray and Goldacre, Allie (2016) A study of performance indicators and Ofsted ratings in English child protection services. Children and Youth Services Review, 67, pp. 50-56. ISSN (print) 0190-7409

Ramdharry, Gita, Pollard, Alexander, Grant, Robert, Dewar, Elizabeth, Laura, Matilde, Moore, Sarah, Hallsworth, Kate, Ploetz, Thomas, Trenell, Michael and Reilly, Mary (2016) A study of physical activity comparing people with Charcot Marie Tooth disease to normal control subjects. Disability and Rehabilitation, ISSN (print) 0963-8288 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Hood, Rick, Goldacre, Allie, Grant, Robert and Jones, Ray (2016) Exploring demand and provision in English child protection services. British Journal of Social Work, 46(4), pp. 923-941. ISSN (print) 0045-3102

Gale, Julia, Ooms, Ann, Grant, Robert, Paget, Kris and Marks-Maran, Di (2016) Student nurse selection and predictability of academic success : the Multiple Mini Interview project. Nurse Education Today, 40, pp. 123-127. ISSN (print) 0260-6917

Agrawal, Rupesh, Gonzalez-Lopez, Julio J, Nobre-Cardoso, João, Gupta, Bhaskar, Grant, Robert, Addison, Peter KF, Westcott, Mark and Pavesio, Carlos E (2016) Predictive factors for treatment failure in patients with presumed ocular tuberculosis in an area of low endemic prevalence. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 100(3), pp. 348-355. ISSN (print) 0007-1161

Agrawal, Rupesh, Gupta, Bhaskar, Gonzalez-Lopez, Julio J, Cardoso, Joao, Triantafullopoulou, Ioanna, Grant, Robert, Addison, Peter K F, Westcott, Mark and Pavesio, Carlos E (2016) Spectrum of choroidal involvement in presumed ocular tuberculosis: Report from a population with low endemic setting for tuberculosis. Ocular Immunology and Inflammation, ISSN (print) 0927-3948 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Koskela, Sian A., Jones, Fiona, Clarke, Natasha, Anderson, Liezl, Kennedy, Bernadette, Grant, Robert, Gage, Heather and Hurley, Michael V. (2016) Active Residents in Care Homes (ARCH) : study protocol to investigate the implementation and outcomes of a whole-systems activity programme in residential care homes for older people. Physiotherapy, ISSN (print) 0031-9406 (In Press)

Nikoletou, Dimitra, Man, William D-C., Mustfa, Naveed, Moore, Julie, Rafferty, Gerrard, Grant, Robert L., Johnson, Lorna and Moxham, John (2016) Evaluation of the effectiveness of a home-based inspiratory muscle training programme in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease using multiple inspiratory muscle tests. Disability and Rehabilitation, 38(3), pp. 250-259. ISSN (print) 0963-8288

Anderson, Cheryl, Grant, Robert L. and Hurley, Michael V. (2016) Exercise facilities for neurologically disabled populations : perceptions from the fitness industry. Disability and Health Journal, ISSN (print) 1936-6574 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Jones, Fiona, Gage, Heather, Drummond, Avril, Bhalla, Ajay, Grant, Robert, Lennon, Sheila, McKevitt, Christopher, Riazi, Afsane and Liston, Matthew (2016) Feasibility study of an integrated stroke self-management programme : a cluster-randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 6, e008900. ISSN (online) 2044-6055

Grant, Robert and Parle, Jim (2015) How to assess quality in primary care. BMJ, 351, h5950. ISSN (online) 1756-1833

Drennan, V. M., Halter, M., Joly, L., Gage, H., Grant, R. L., Gabe, J., Brearley, S., Carneiro, W. and de Lusignan, S. (2015) Physician associates and GPs in primary care: a comparison. British Journal of General Practice, 65(634), e344-e350. ISSN (print) 0960-1643

Ramdharry, Gita M, Pollard, Alexander, Anderson, Cheryl, Laura, Matilde, Murphy, Sinead M, Dudziec, Magdalena, Dewar, Elizabeth L, Hutton, Elspeth, Grant, Robert and Reilly, Mary M (2014) A pilot study of proximal strength training in Charcot Marie Tooth disease. Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System, 19(4), pp. 328-332. ISSN (print) 1085-9489

Drennan, Vari M., Halter, Mary, Brearley, Sally, Carneiro, Wilfrid, Gabe, Jonathan, Gage, Heather, Grant, Robert, Joly, Louise and de Lusignan, Simon (2014) Investigating the contribution of physician assistants to primary care in England: a mixed-methods study. Health Services and Delivery Research, 2(16), ISSN (print) 2050-4349

Drennan, Vari M, Grant, Robert L and Harris, Ruth (2014) Trends over time in prescribing by English primary care nurses: a secondary analysis of a national prescription database. BMC Health Services Research, 14(1), p. 54. ISSN (print) 1472-6963

Grant, Robert (2014) Converting an odds ratio to a range of plausible relative risks for better communication of research findings. British Medical Journal (BMJ), 348, f7450. ISSN (print) 0959-8138

Nikoletou, D., Rafferty, G., Man, W.D.-C., Mustfa, N., Donaldson, N., Grant, R.L., Johnson, L. and Moxham, M. (2014) Sniff nasal inspiratory pressure in patients with moderate-to-severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: learning effect and short-term between-session repeatability. Respiration, 88(5), ISSN (print) 0025-7931

Hurley, Michael, Dickson, Kelly, Walsh, Nicola, Hauari, Hanan, Grant, Robert, Cumming, Jo and Oliver, Sandy (2013) Exercise interventions and patient beliefs for people with chronic hip and knee pain: a mixed methods review (protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 12, CD010842. ISSN (online) 1469-493X

Grant, Robert L., Drennan, Vari M., Rait, Greta, Petersen, Irene and Iliffe, Steve (2013) First Diagnosis and Management of Incontinence in Older People with and without Dementia in Primary Care: A Cohort Study Using The Health Improvement Network Primary Care Database. PLoS Medicine, 10(8), e1001505. ISSN (print) 1549-1676

Drennan, Vari M, Porter, Elizabeth M J and Grant, Robert L (2013) Graduates from dual qualification courses, registered nurse and health visitor: a career history study. Nurse Education Today, 33(8), pp. 925-930. ISSN (print) 0260-6917

Halter, Mary, Drennan, Vari, Chattopadhyay, Kaushik, Carneiro, Wilfred, Yiallouros, Jennifer, de Lusignan, Simon, Gage, Heather, Gabe, Jonathan and Grant, Robert (2013) The contribution of physician assistants in primary care: a systematic review. BMC Health Services Research, 13, p. 223. ISSN (online) 1472-6963

Corner, E. J., Englebretsen, C. [Research team member], Thomas, A. [Research team member], Grant, R. L. [Scientific advisor], Nikoletou, D. [Scientific advisor] and Soni, N. [Scientific advisor] (2013) The Chelsea critical care physical assessment tool (CPAx): validation of an innovative new tool to measure physical morbidity in the general adult critical care population; an observational proof-of-concept pilot study. Physiotherapy, 99(1), pp. 33-41. ISSN (print) 0031-9406

Harris, Ruth, Ooms, Ann, Grant, Robert, Marshall-Lucette, Sylvie, Chu, Christine Sek Fun, Sayer, Jane and Burke, Linda (2013) Equality of employment opportunities for nurses at the point of qualification: an exploratory study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 50(3), pp. 303-313. ISSN (print) 0020-7489

Grant, Robert (2013) Nathan Yau: a life in statistics. Significance, 10(1), pp. 32-35. ISSN (print) 1740-9705

Jones, Ray, Bhanbhro, Sadiq M, Grant, Robert and Hood, Rick (2013) The definition and deployment of differential core professional competencies and characteristics in multiprofessional health and social care teams. Health & Social Care In The Community, 21(1), pp. 47-58. ISSN (print) 0966-0410

Bowling, Ann, Hankins, Matthew, Windle, Gill, Bilotta, Claudio and Grant, Robert (2013) A short measure of quality of life in older age: The performance of the brief Older People's Quality of Life questionnaire (OPQOL-brief). Archives Of Gerontology And Geriatrics, 56(1), pp. 181-187. ISSN (print) 0167-4943

Mein, Gill, Johal, Suneeta, Grant, Robert L, Seale, Clive, Ashcroft, Richard and Tinker, Anthea (2012) Predictors of two forms of attrition in a longitudinal health study involving ageing participants: An analysis based on the Whitehall II study. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 12(164), ISSN (online) 1471-2288

Williams, S., Rogers, C.A., Peel, P., Harvey, S.B., Henderson, M., Madan, I., Smedley, J. and Grant, Robert (2012) Measuring how well the NHS looks after its own staff: methodology of the first national clinical audits of occupational health services in the NHS. Journal Of Evaluation In Clinical Practice, 18(2), pp. 283-289. ISSN (print) 1356-1294

Drennan, Vari M, Greenwood, Nan, Cole, Laura, Fader, Mandy, Grant, Robert, Rait, Greta and Iliffe, Steve (2012) Conservative interventions for incontinence in people with dementia or cognitive impairment, living at home: a systematic review. BMC Geriatrics, 12(1), p. 77. ISSN (online) 1471-2318

Grant, Robert L and Bowling, Ann (2011) Challenges in comparing the quality of life of older people between ethnic groups, and the implications for national well-being indicators: a secondary analysis of two cross-sectional surveys. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 9(109), ISSN (online) 1477-7525

Bhanbhro, Sadiq, Drennan, Vari M, Grant, Robert and Harris, Ruth (2011) Assessing the contribution of prescribing in primary care by nurses and professionals allied to medicine: a systematic review of literature. BMC Health Services Research, 11, p. 330. ISSN (online) 1472-6963

Edwards, Rhodri, Martin, Finbarr C., Grant, Rob, Lowe, Derek, Potter, Jonathan, Husk, Janet and Wagg, Adrian (2011) Is urinary continence considered in the assessment of older people after a fall in England and Wales? Cross-sectional clinical audit results. Maturitas, 69(2), pp. 179-183. ISSN (print) 0378-5122

Latimer, Nicholas, Lord, Joanne, Grant, Robert, O'Mahony, Rachel, Dickson, John and Conaghan, Philip (2011) Value of information in the osteoarthritis setting: cost effectiveness of COX-2 selective inhibitors, traditional NSAIDs and proton pump inhibitors. PharmacoEconomics, 29(3), pp. 225-237. ISSN (print) 1170-7690

Rudd, A G, Hoffman, A, Grant, R, Campbell, J T and Lowe, D (2011) Stroke thrombolysis in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: how much do we do and how much do we need? Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 82(1), pp. 14-19. ISSN (print) 0022-3050

Goodwin, Victoria, Martin, Finbarr C., Husk, Janet, Lowe, Derek, Grant, Robert and Potter, Jonathan (2010) The national clinical audit of falls and bone health: secondary prevention of falls and fractures: a physiotherapy perspective. Physiotherapy, 96(1), pp. 38-43. ISSN (print) 0031-9406

Youde, Jane, Husk, Janet, Lowe, Derek, Grant, Robert, Potter, Jonathan and Martin, Finbarr (2009) The national clinical audit of falls and bone health: the clinical management of hip fracture patients. Injury, 40(11), pp. 1226-1230. ISSN (print) 0020-1383

Latimer, Nicholas, Lord, Joanne, Grant, Robert L, O'Mahony, Rachel, Dickson, John and Conaghan, Philip G (2009) Cost effectiveness of COX 2 selective inhibitors and traditional NSAIDs alone or in combination with a proton pump inhibitor for people with osteoarthritis. British Medical Journal (BMJ), 339, b2538. ISSN (print) 0959-8138

Halliday, Alison W, Lees, Tim, Kamugasha, Dora, Grant, Robert, Hoffman, Alex, Rothwell, Peter M, Potter, John F, Horrocks, Michael, Naylor, Ross and Rudd, Anthony G (2009) Waiting times for carotid endarterectomy in UK: observational study. British Medical Journal, 338, b1847-b1847. ISSN (print) 0959-8138

Rudd, Anthony G., Jenkinson, Damian, Grant, Robert L. and Hoffman, Alex (2009) Staffing levels and patient dependence in English stroke units. Clinical Medicine, 9(2), pp. 110-115. ISSN (print) 1470-2118

Balasegaram, Sooria, Grant, Robert, Ormerod, Peter, Mant, Jonathan, Hayward, John, Lowe, Derek and Story, Alistair (2008) A survey of tuberculosis clinic provision in England and Wales. Public Health, 122(6), pp. 602-612. ISSN (print) 0033-3506

Conaghan, Philip G., Dickson, John and Grant, Robert L. (2008) Care and management of osteoarthritis in adults: summary of NICE guidance. British Medical Journal (BMJ), 336(7642), pp. 502-503. ISSN (print) 0959-8138

Grant, Robert L (2008) Detecting, treating, controlling and preventing tuberculosis: developing the NICE guidelines. Primary Health Care, 18(2), pp. 30-33. ISSN (print) 0264-5033

Manyemba, Juliet, Batty, Gwenno M., Grant, Robert R., Lowe, Derek, Potter, Jonathan M., Pearson, Michael G. and Jackson, Stephen H. D. (2007) Prescription of paracetamol-containing medications as indicator of quality of prescribing. Age and Ageing, 36(5), pp. 582-4. ISSN (print) 0002-0729

Batty, G. M., Grant, R. L., Aggarwal, R, Lowe, D., Potter, J. M., Pearson, M. G. and Jackson, S. H. D. (2004) National clinical sentinel audit of evidence-based prescribing for older people. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 10(2), pp. 273-279. ISSN (print) 1356-1294

Batty, Gwenno M., Grant, Robert L., Aggarwal, Reena, Lowe, Derek, Potter, Jonathan M., Pearson, Michael G. and Jackson, Stephen H. D. (2003) Using prescribing indicators to measure the quality of prescribing to elderly medical in-patients. Age and Ageing, 32(3), pp. 292-298. ISSN (print) 0002-0729

Grant, R. L., Batty, G. M., Aggarwal, R., Lowe, D., Potter, J. M., Pearson, M. G., Oborne, A. and Jackson, S. H. D. (2002) National sentinel clinical audit of evidence-based prescribing for older people: methodology and development. Journal Of Evaluation In Clinical Practice, 8(2), pp. 189-198. ISSN (print) 1356-1294

Book

Birrell, Fraser, Burke, Michael, Conaghan, Philip, Cumming, Jo, Dieppe, Paul, Dickson, John, Doherty, Mike, Dziedzic, Kyrsia, Francis, Roger, Grant, Rob, Kell, Christine, Latimer, Nick, MacGregor, Alex, Naisby, Carolyn, O'Mahony, Rachel, Oliver, Susan, Richards, Alison and Underwood, Martin (2008) Osteoarthritis: national clinical guideline for care and management in adults. London : Royal College of Physicians of London. 319p. (NICE Clinical Guidelines) ISBN 9781860163296

Conference or Workshop Item

Male, A., Beith, I., Ramdharry, G., Davies, R. and Grant, R. (2016) Learning to manage Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo – preferred methods, challenges and recommendations of physiotherapists interested in vestibular rehabilitation. In: 4th European Congress of the European Region of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy (ER-WCPT); 11-12 Nov 2016, Liverpool, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Male, A., Beith, I., Ramdharry, G., Davies, R. and Grant, R. (2016) A survey of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) management by physiotherapists’ interested in vestibular rehabilitation within the United Kingdom. In: 4th European Congress of the European Region of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy (ER-WCPT); 11-12 Nov 2016, Liverpool, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Ooms, Ann, Gale, Julia, Grant, Robert and Paget, Chris (2016) Evaluation and validation of the multiple mini-interviews to select B.Sc. nursing student applicants. In: AERA 2016 Annual Meeting; 08-12 Apr 2016, Washington, U.S.A.. (Unpublished)

Dudziec, M, Tropman, D, Dewar, L, Wallace, A, Laura, M, Skorupinska, M, Grant, R, Reilly, MM and Ramdharry, G (2015) Functional and symptomatic risk factors for falls for people with neuropathy. In: 2015 Peripheral Nerve Society Biennial Meeting; 27 Jun - 02 Jul 2015, Quebec City, Canada.

Ramdharry, G., Dudziec, M., Tropman, D., Dewar, E., Wallace, A., Laura, M., Grant, R. and Reilly, M. (2015) Exploring the causes of falls and balance impairments in people with Charcot-Marie Tooth disease. In: World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress 2015; 01 - 04 May 2015, Singapore, Singapore. (Unpublished)

Hurley, Mike, Dickson, Kelly, Hauari, Hanan, Walsh, Nicola E., Grant, Robert, Cumming, Jo and Oliver, Sandy (2014) People’s views, beliefs and experiences of exercise for chronic hip and knee pain: Cochrane Review with qualitative synthesis. In: ACR/ARHP 2014: American College Of Rheumatology (ACR/ARHP) Annual Meeting; 14-19 Nov 2014, Boston, U.S..

Hurley, Mike, Walsh, Nicola E., Oliver, Sandy, Hauari, Hanan, Dickson, Kelly, Grant, Robert and Cumming, Jo (2014) The physical and psychosocial effects of exercise on chronic hip and knee pain: a Cochrane Review with meta-analysis. In: ACR/ARHP 2014: American College Of Rheumatology (ACR/ARHP) Annual Meeting; 14-19 Nov 2014, Boston, U.S..

Grant, Robert (2014) Data visualization: trends and tools, and a statistician's journey. In: RSS Local Group Meeting; 17 Sep 2014, Belfast, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Grant, Robert (2012) Producing animated graphs from Stata without having to learn any other software. In: Stata Users' Group, London 2012; 13-14 Sep 2012, London, U.K..

Grant, Robert (2011) Experiences and lessons learnt from bootstrapping predictions from random effects. In: 11th UK Stata Users' Group; 15-16 September 2011, Cass Business School, London.

Nikoletou, Dimitra, Rafferty, Gerrard, Grant, Robert and Moxham, John (2011) The short-term, between-session reproducibility of sniff nasal pressure (SnPnas) in COPD patients; implications for baseline measurements prior to rehabilitation programmes. In: Congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy; 20-23 June 2011, Amsterdam, Holland. (Unpublished)

Hamm, Karen, Beith, Iain, Ramdharry, Gita, Waygood, Sarah and Grant, Robert (2011) Can we predict attrition and academic success in pre-qualifying physiotherapy programmes? In: World Physical Therapy 2011; 20-23 June 2011, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Grant, Robert L (2011) Composite performance indicators: bringing uncertainty out into the open. In: Visualisation and Presentation in Statistics; 18 May 2011, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes.

Harris, R., Marshall-Lucette, S., Chu, C., Ooms, A., Burke, L., Grant, R. and Sayer, J. (2011) Employment opportunities for newly qualified nurses in London. In: RCN International Nursing Conference; 16-18 May 2011, Harrogate, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Monograph

Drennan, Vari M, Halter, Mary, Grant, Robert, Gale, Julia, Harris, Ruth and Gourlay, Stephen (2015) Adult nurse turnover and retention: South London project report. (Project Report) Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's, University of London. (Unpublished)

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