Mrs Sally Warmington

Mrs Sally Warmington

Primary Care Clinical Sciences
Senior Trial Manager

Contact details

Primary Care Clinical Sciences
School of Health and Population Sciences
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Sally Warmington is an experienced clinical trial manager and researcher based in the Cancer Team at the Department of Primary Care. She works, with other trial managers and academic colleagues, for Professor Sue Wilson on epidemiological studies concerning cancer detection, early diagnosis and prevention. Her experience is broad within university departments, the NHS and local government. Sally is particularly interested in health (and social) inequalities, NHS organisation and management (including information management), and education.


Sally’s work life began 1969 when she was involved in a project building one of the earliest perinatal databases at Hammersmith Hospital as part of a project on premature birth and associated morbidity and mortality. Research funding becoming very scarce in the 70’s she joined local government in London – completely different from medical research, but providing a firm grounding in public service. After moving to Worcestershire Sally returned to NHS/academia, working at the Cancer Epidemiology Research Unit at the West Midlands Cancer Registry. From there, she worked at the West Midlands Regional Perinatal Audit, engaged in conducting confidential enquiries and, notably, producing the patient held pregnancy record. Then to the other end of the scale, she worked on the WM Geriatric Audit project. When medical audit lost impetus in the 90’s she returned to local government in Hereford and Worcestershire County Council as information and quality systems administration manager for the Trading Standards Service, a senior officer playing a part in gaining both quality system accreditation and investor in people status. Sally is a Londoner and life long QPR supporter and has been fortunate to work with some eminent, thoroughly likeable people from across the globe throughout her career.


  • Cancer and Chronic Disease Epidemiolog
  • Health Inequalities
  • Screening
  • Perinatal Mortality


Damery S, Gratus C, Grieve R, Warmington S, Jones J, Routledge P, Greenfield S, Dowswell G, Sherriff J, Wilson S. The use of herbal medicines by people with cancer: a cross-sectional survey. British Journal of Cancer 2011; 104(6): 927-933

S Damery, R Ryan, S Wilson, T Ismail, R Hobbs on behalf of the Improving Colorectal Outcomes (ICOS) Group. Improving Colorectal Outcomes (ICOS) Group: Professor Sue Wilson, Dr Sarah Damery, Mr Ronan Ryan, Professor Richard Hobbs, Mr Tariq Ismail, Professor Richard McManus, Professor William Hamilton, Dr Jim Murray, Mrs Sally Warmington, Dr Tony Mak and Professor Greg Rubin. Iron deficiency anaemia and delayed diagnosis of colorectal cancer: a retrospective cohort study. Colorectal Disease 2011; 13(4): e53-e60.

Lorna Henderson, Alison Clements, Sarah Damery, Clare Wilkinson, Joan Austoker and Sue Wilson on behalf of the HPV Core Messages Writing Group. Members of the HPV Core Messages Writing Group: Maggie Hendry, Ruth Lewis, Richard Neal and Di Pasterfield (Cardiff University), and Sally Warmington (University of Birmingham). ‘A false sense of security’? Understanding the role of the HPV vaccine on future cervical screening behaviour: a qualitative study of UK parents and girls of vaccination age. J Med Screen 2011;18:41–45 DOI: 10.1258/jms.2011.010148

Gratus C, Damery S, Wilson S, Warmington S, Routledge P, Grieve R, Steven N, Jones J and Greenfield S. The use of herbal medicines by people with cancer in the UK: a systematic review of the literature, Q J Med, 2009, doi:10.1093/qjmed/hcp137

Gratus C, Wilson S, Greenfield S, Damery S, Warmington S, Grieve R, Steven N, Routledge P. The use of herbal medicines by people with cancer: a qualitative study. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2009, 9:14

Ellis R, Smith A, Wilson S, Warmington S, Ismail T. The prevalence of erectile dysfunction in post-treatment colorectal cancer patients and their interests in seeking treatment: A cross-sectional survey in the West-Midlands. Journal of Sexual Medicine. DOI: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2009.01461.x

Ryan A, Wilson S, Wakelam M, Warmington S, Dunn J, Hobbs R, Martin A, Ismail T. A prospective study to assess the value of MMP-9 in improving the appropriateness of urgent referrals for colorectal cancer. BMC Cancer 2006, 6:251