Dr Adam Devall BMedSc (Hons), PhD

Dr Adam Devall

Institute of Applied Health Research
Trials Management Team Leader, Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit (BCTU)
Senior Clinical Trials Fellow, Tommy's National Centre for Miscarriage Research

Contact details

Address
Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit
Public Health Building
University of Birmingham
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Adam's primary research focus is clinical trials in early pregnancy care, with a particular focus on miscarriage, infertility and global women’s health. He has a split role within the organisation, working as a Trials Management Team Leader at the Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit and as a Senior Clinical Trials Fellow in the Tommy's National Centre for Miscarriage Research, led by Prof Arri Coomarasamy.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Neuroscience, University of Birmingham, 2007
  • BMedSc (Hons) Pharmacology, University of Birmingham, 2003

Biography

Adam Devall qualified with a BMedSc (Hons) in Medical Sciences from the University of Birmingham in 2003. He went on to study for a PhD in the Department of Pharmacology at Birmingham, which he was awarded in 2007. Following this, he took a position as a Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham in the Department of Neurobiology and Neuropharmacology before taking up the role of Trial Coordinator at the Cancer Research Clinical Trials Unit, University of Birmingham in 2011. In 2014, Adam moved to the Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit, working as the Senior Trial Manager for the PRISM trial. In 2016, Adam transitioned to his current role of Team Leader/Senior Clinical Trials Fellow.

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Okeke Ogwulu, D, Williams, E, Chu, J, Devall, A, Beeson, L, Cheed, V, Sun, Y, Jones, L, La Fontaine, J, Bender Atik, R, Brewin, J, Hinshaw, K, Choudhary, M, Ahmed, A, Naflalin , J, Nunes, N, Oliver, A, Izzat, F, Bhatia, K, Hassan, I, Jeve, Y, Hamilton, J, Shilpa, D, Bottomley, C, Ross, J, Watkins, L, Underwood, M, Cheong, Y, Kumar, CS, Gupta, P, Small, R, Pringle, S, Hodge, F, Shahid, A, Horne, AW, Quenby, S, Gallos, I, Coomarasamy, A & Roberts, T 2021, 'Cost-effectiveness of mifepristone and misoprostol versus misoprostol alone for the management of missed miscarriage: an economic evaluation based on the MifeMiso Trial', BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

Quenby, S, Gallos, I, Dhillon-smith, R, Podesek, M, Stephenson, MD, Fisher, J, Brosens, JJ, Brewin, J, Ramhorst, R, Lucas, ES, McCoy, RC, Anderson, R, Daher, S, Regan, L, Al-Memar, M, Bourne, T, MacIntyre, DA, Rai, R, Christiansen, OB, Sugiura-Ogasawara, M, Odendaal, J, Devall, A, Bennett, PR, Petrou, S & Coomarasamy, A 2021, 'Miscarriage matters: the epidemiological, physical, psychological and economic burden of early pregnancy loss', The Lancet.

Devall, A, Papadopoulou, A, Podesek, M, Haas , DM, Price , MJ, Coomarasamy, A & Gallos , ID 2021, 'Progestogens for preventing miscarriage: a network meta-analysis (Review)', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

Coomarasamy, A, Dhillon-smith, R, Papadopoulou, A, Al-Memar, M, Brewin, J, Abrahams, VM, Maheshwari, A, Christiansen, OB, Stephenson, MD, Goddijn, M, Oladapo, OT, Wijeyaratne, CN, Bick, D, Shehata, H, Small, R, Bennett, PR, Regan, L, Rai, R, Bourne, T, Kaur, R, Pickering, O, Brosens, JJ, Devall, A, Gallos, I & Quenby, S 2021, 'Recurrent miscarriage: evidence to accelerate action', The Lancet.

Coomarasamy, A, Gallos, I, Papadopoulou, A, Dhillon-smith, R, Al-Memar, M, Brewin, J, Christiansen, OB, Stephenson, MD, Oladapo, OT, Wijeyaratne, CN, Small, R, Bennett, PR, Regan, L, Goddijn, M, Devall, A, Bourne, T, Brosens, JJ & Quenby, S 2021, 'Sporadic miscarriage: evidence to provide effective care', The Lancet.

Cheshire, J, Jones, L, Munthali, L, Kamphinga, C, Liyaya, H, Phiri, T, Parry‐Smith, W, Dunlop, C, Makwenda, C, Devall, AJ, Tobias, A, Nambiar, B, Merriel, A, Williams, H, Gallos, I, Wilson, A, Coomarasamy, A & Lissauer, D 2021, 'The FAST‐M complex intervention for the detection and management of maternal sepsis in low‐resource settings: a multi‐site evaluation', BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/1471-0528.16658

Chu, J, Devall, A, Beeson, L, Hardy, P, Cheed, V, Sun, Y, Roberts, T, Okeke Ogwulu, D, Williams, E, Jones, L, La Fontaine, J, Bender Atik, R, Brewin, J, Hinshaw, K, Choudhary, M, Ahmed, A, Naftalin, J, Nunes, N, Oliver, A, Izzat, F, Bhatia, K, Hassan, I, Jeve, Y, Hamilton, J, Deb, S, Bottomley, C, Ross, J, Watkins, L, Underwood, M, Cheong, Y, Kumar, CS, Gupta, P, Small, R, Pringle, S, Hodge, F, Shahid, A, Gallos, I, Horne, AW, Quenby, S & Coomarasamy, A 2020, 'Mifepristone and misoprostol versus misoprostol alone for the management of missed miscarriage (MifeMiso): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial', The Lancet, vol. 396, no. 10253, pp. 770-778. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31788-8

Coomarasamy, A, Harb, HM, Devall, AJ, Cheed, V, Roberts, TE, Goranitis, I, Ogwulu, CB, Williams, HM, Gallos, ID, Eapen, A, Daniels, JP, Ahmed, A, Bender-Atik, R, Bhatia, K, Bottomley, C, Brewin, J, Choudhary, M, Crosfill, F, Deb, S, Duncan, WC, Ewer, A, Hinshaw, K, Holland, T, Izzat, F, Johns, J, Lumsden, MA, Manda, P, Norman, JE, Nunes, N, Overton, CE, Kriedt, K, Quenby, S, Rao, S, Ross, J, Shahid, A, Underwood, M, Vaithilingham, N, Watkins, L, Wykes, C, Horne, AW, Jurkovic, D & Middleton, LJ 2020, 'Progesterone to prevent miscarriage in women with early pregnancy bleeding: The PRISM RCT', Health Technology Assessment, vol. 24, no. 33, pp. 1-70. https://doi.org/10.3310/hta24330

Roberts, T, Okeke Ogwulu, D, Goranitis, I, Devall, A, Cheed, V, Gallos, I, Middleton, L, Harb, H, Williams, H, Eapen, A, Daniels, J, Ahmed, A, Bender atik, R, Bhatia, K, bottomley, C, Ewer, A & Coomarasamy, A 2020, 'The cost-effectiveness of progesterone in preventing miscarriages in women with early pregnancy bleeding: an economic evaluation based on the PRISM Trial', BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. https://doi.org/DOI: 10.1111/1471-0528.16068

Coomarasamy, A, Devall, AJ, Cheed, V, Harb, H, Middleton, LJ, Gallos, ID, Williams, H, Eapen, AK, Roberts, T, Ogwulu, CC, Goranitis, I, Daniels, JP, Ahmed, A, Bender-Atik, R, Bhatia, K, Bottomley, C, Brewin, J, Choudhary, M, Crosfill, F, Deb, S, Duncan, WC, Ewer, A, Hinshaw, K, Holland, T, Izzat, F, Johns, J, Kriedt, K, Lumsden, M-A, Manda, P, Norman, JE, Nunes, N, Overton, CE, Quenby, S, Rao, S, Ross, J, Shahid, A, Underwood, M, Vaithilingam, N, Watkins, L, Wykes, C, Horne, A & Jurkovic, D 2019, 'A randomized trial of progesterone in women with bleeding in early pregnancy', The New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 380, no. 19, pp. 1815-1824. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa1813730

Tan, WS, Panchal, A, Buckley, L, Devall, AJ, Loubière, LS, Pope, AM, Feneley, MR, Cresswell, J, Issa, R, Mostafid, H, Madaan, S, Bhatt, R, McGrath, J, Sangar, V, Griffiths, TRL, Page, T, Hodgson, D, Datta, SN, Billingham, LJ & Kelly, JD 2018, 'Radiofrequency-induced thermo-chemotherapy effect versus a second course of Bacillus Calmette-Guérin or institutional standard in patients with recurrence of non–muscle-invasive bladder cancer following induction or maintenance Bacillus Calmette-Guérin therapy (HYMN): a phase III, open-label, randomised controlled trial', European urology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eururo.2018.09.005

Dowell, A, Cobby, E, Wen, K, Devall, A, During, V, Anderson, J, James, N, Cheng, K, Zeegers, M, Bryan, R & Taylor, G 2017, 'Interleukin-17-positive mast cells influence outcomes from BCG for patients with CIS: data from a comprehensive characterisation of the immune microenvironment of urothelial bladder cancer', PLoS ONE, vol. 12, no. 9, e0184841. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0184841

Togneri, F, Ward, D, Foster, J, Devall, A, Wojtowicz, P, Alyas, S, Ramos Vasques, F, Oumie, A, James, N, Cheng, K, Zeegers, M, Deshmukh, N, O'Sullivan, B, Taniere, P, Spink, K, McMullan, D, Griffiths, M & Bryan, R 2016, 'Genomic complexity of urothelial bladder cancer revealed in urinary cfDNA', European Journal of Human Genetics, vol. 24, pp. 1167–1174. https://doi.org/10.1038/ejhg.2015.281

Kitchen, M, Bryan, R, Emes, RD, Glossop, J, Luscombe, C, Cheng, K, Zeegers, M, James, N, Devall, A, Mein, CA, Gommersall, L, Fryer, A & Farrell, WE 2016, 'Quantitative genome-wide methylation analysis of high-grade non-muscle invasive bladder cancer', Epigenetics : official journal of the DNA Methylation Society, vol. 11, no. 3. https://doi.org/10.1080/15592294.2016.1154246

Review article

Coomarasamy, A, Devall, AJ, Brosens, JJ, Quenby, S, Stephenson, MD, Sierra, S, Christiansen, OB, Small, R, Brewin, J, Roberts, TE, Dhillon-Smith, R, Harb, H, Noordali, H, Papadopoulou, A, Eapen, A, Prior, M, Di Renzo, GC, Hinshaw, K, Mol, BW, Lumsden, MA, Khalaf, Y, Shennan, A, Goddijn, M, van Wely, M, Al-Memar, M, Bennett, P, Bourne, T, Rai, R, Regan, L & Gallos, ID 2020, 'Micronized vaginal progesterone to prevent miscarriage: a critical evaluation of randomized evidence', American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, vol. 223, no. 2, pp. 167-176. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2019.12.006

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