Mrs Versha Cheed BSc, MSc

Institute of Applied Health Research
Medical Statistician

Contact details

Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit (BCTU)
Institute of Applied Health Research
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Versha is a Medical Statistician at the Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit. She works on clinical trials in the Women’s Health area. Her main responsibilities include the analysis and reporting of trials as well as the design and development of new trials under the mentorship of a senior statistician.


  • MSc in Medical Statistics, University of Leicester, 2009 
  • BSc (Hons) in Management Science, De Montfort University, 2006


Versha qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Management Science from De Montfort University in 2006. In 2007, she worked for Npower as an analyst. She then went on to study for an MSc in Medical Statistics at the University of Leicester and graduated in 2009. Subsequently she joined BCTU as a Trainee Medical Statistician.



Research Themes

  • Women’s Health


PD MED Collaborative Group. Long-term effectiveness of dopamine agonists and monoamine oxidase B inhibitors compared with levodopa as initial treatment for Parkinson's disease (PD MED): a large, open-label, pragmatic randomised trial. Lancet. 2014 Jun 10. [Epub ahead of print]

Kenyon S, Armstrong N, Johnston T, Walkinshaw S, Petrou S, Howman A, Cheed V, Markham C, McNicol S, Willars J, Waugh J; HOLDS Collaborative Group. Standard- or high-dose oxytocin for nulliparous women with confirmed delay in labour: quantitative and qualitative results from a pilot randomised controlled trial. BJOG. 2013 Oct;120(11):1403-12.

Clark TJ, Middleton LJ, Cooper NAM, Diwakar L, Denny E, Smith P, Gennard L, Stobert L, Roberts TE, Cheed V, Bingham T, Jowett S, Brettell E, Connor M, Jones SE, Daniels JP. A randomised controlled trial of Outpatient versus inpatient Polyp Treatment (OPT) for abnormal uterine bleeding. Health Technol Assess

Clarke CE, Patel S, Ives N, Rick CE, Woolley R, Wheatley K, Walker MF, Zhu S, Kandiyali R, Yao G, Sackley CM, on behalf of the PD REHAB Collaborative Group. Physiotherapy and occupational therapy versus no therapy in mild to moderate Parkinson's disease: a large pragmatic randomised controlled trial (PD REHAB). Health Technol Assess 

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