Derek Kyte, MSc, is a current recipient of a NIHR School for 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 deputy lead of the UoB Patient-Reported Outcomes Research Group and a member of the International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL). 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.
MSc [Merit] in Advancing Practice (Specialist Manipulative Physiotherapy), University of Birmingham, 2009
BSc in Physiotherapy, University of Bradford, 1996
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 and Care Professionals Council
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 for Primary Care Research.
MSc (pre-registration) Physiotherapy
Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy MSc/PG Dip
Patient-Reported Outcomes Research, Quality of life measurement in trials, Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Decision-Making, Rehabilitation and Outcome Measurement.
Ives J, Draper H, Calvert M, Kyte D. What do potential research participants understand about patient reported outcome measurement and management? An investigation of trial information provision. MRC Midland Hub for Trials Methodology Research. £29,051
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. £23,976
Calvert M, Kyte D. Best-Practice for Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) in Randomised Clinical Trials. Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Birmingham. £7000
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. £85,196
Kyte D. Myofascial pain referral: pattern identification in cervical dysfunction. Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP) Conference Bursary Award. £500
Rushton A, Heneghan N, Kyte D. Comparison of sensory testing between a symptomatic population and a healthy population. Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP) Small Grant Award. £500
Kyte D. MSc and Portfolio Route Bursary - Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP). £400
Kyte D. Masters in Clinical Practice Sponsorship Scheme. Birmingham and the Black Country Strategic Health Authority. £6800
Peer-reviewed Journal Publications (6)
Calvert M, Draper H, Kyte D. (in press) Patient-Reported Outcome Alerts: Ethical and Logistical Considerations in Clinical Trials – Comment & Response. JAMA. IF 30.026
Denniston A, Kyte D, Calvert M, Burr J. (in press) An Introduction to Patient Reported Outcome Measures in Ophthalmic Research. Eye Journal. IF 1.818
Kyte D, Draper H, Calvert M. Patient-Reported Outcome Alerts: Ethical and Logistical Considerations in Clinical Trials. JAMA. 2013;310(12):1229-1230. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.277222. IF 30.026
Kyte D, Ives J, Draper H, Keeley T, Calvert M (2013) Inconsistencies in Quality of Life Data Collection in Clinical Trials: A Potential Source of Bias? Interviews with Research Nurses and Trialists. PLoS ONE 8(10): e76625. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0076625. IF 4.092.
Kyte D, Draper H, Ives J, Liles C, Gheorghe A, Calvert M. Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) in Clinical Trials: Is ‘In-Trial’ Guidance Lacking? A Systematic Review. PLoS ONE 2013;8(4). IF 4.092
Kyte D, Eveleigh G, Rushton A. (2012) Factors affecting myofascial pain pattern recognition in experienced musculoskeletal therapists: an exploratory study. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation. 19(3): 144-154
Other publications (1)
Calvert M, Kyte D. (2013) Institute of Advanced Studies Workshop Report: Best Practices for Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) in Randomised Clinical Trials. University of Birmingham: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/mds/domains/health-pop/healthcare-evaluation-and-methodology/patient-reported-outcomes/index.aspx
Under review (1)
Gheorghe A, Kyte D, Calvert M. Developments in RCT-based economic evaluations. Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research. IF 1.674