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.
Patient-Reported Outcomes Research, Quality of life measurement in trials, 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]
Projects under review
King M, Calvert M, Jefford M, Friedlander M, Porceddu S, Butow P, Boyle F, Janda M, Macann A, Mileskin L, Stone J, Simes J, Neiger D, Stockler M, Roos I, Revicki D, Kyte D, Brundage M. Generating high-quality patient-reported outcome evidence through effective and efficient development, conduct, analysis and reporting of PRO components in Australasian cancer clinical trials: the PROACT Study. Cancer Australia.
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.
Peer-reviewed Journal Publications (5)
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