Derek Kyte, MSc, is a current recipient of a NIHR School of Primary Care Doctoral Studentship (2011-2014). His doctoral research is focused on the methodological and ethical issues surrounding quality of life evaluation and the implementation of best-practice Patient Reported Outcome (PRO) measurement in clinical trials. He is a member of the International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL) and is been involved with the ISOQOL Task Force: ‘Best Practices for PROs in Randomised Clinical Trials’. His secondary research area, arising from over 15 years clinical experience as a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist, is concerned with diagnostic decision-making in musculoskeletal disorders.
PhD Title: The Methodological and Ethical Issues Associated with Health-Related Quality of Life Measurement in Clinical Trials
Supervisors: Dr Melanie Calvert, Professor Heather Draper, Dr Jon Ives
Derek Kyte is a Doctoral Researcher in the School of Health and Population Sciences at the University of Birmingham, UK. His research interests surround quality of life evaluation in clinical trials. Currently, his work is focused on the development of methodological and ethical guidelines in quality of life measurement.
MSc [Merit] in Advancing Practice (Specialist Manipulative Physiotherapy), University of Birmingham, 2009
BSc in Physiotherapy, University of Bradford, 1996
Derek completed his undergraduate degree, in Physiotherapy, at the University of Bradford in 1996. He worked as a Physiotherapist in the NHS for 11 years, before taking up a post as a Clinical Tutor at the University of Birmingham in 2007. He completed his MSc in 2009 with merit. Derek then took up his current post as a doctoral researcher at the University of Birmingham in 2011. A post funded by the NIHR National School of Primary Care Research.
Quality of Life, Patient-Reported Outcomes Research, Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Decision-Making, Rehabilitation and Outcome Measurement.
Calvert M, Kyte D, Draper H, Ives J, Gheorghe A, Brundage M, King M, Mercieca-Bebber R. Evaluation of patient reported outcomes in clinical trials: systematic review of trial protocols. NSPCR Funding - Round 7. 
Calvert M, Kyte D. Best-Practice for Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) in Randomised Clinical Trials. Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Birmingham. 
Kyte D, Calvert M, Draper H, Ives J. The Methodological and Ethical Issues Associated with Health- Related Quality of Life Measurement in Clinical Trials. NIHR School of Primary Care Research Studentship. [2011 - 2014]
Member of the International Society for Quality of Life Research
Member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapy
Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Member of the Health Professionals Council
Kyte D, Eveleigh G, Rushton A (2012). Factors Affecting Myofascial Pain Pattern Recognition in Musculoskeletal Therapists: An Exploratory Study. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 19(3): 144-152