Dr Anita Slade PhD, MPhil, DipCOT

Dr Anita Slade

Institute of Applied Health Research
ITM Honorary Research Fellow

Contact details

Centre for Patient Reported Outcomes Research (CPROR)
Institute of Applied Health Research
Murray Learning Centre
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Anita Slade PhD is the ITM Honorary Research Fellow in the Centre for Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) research at the University of Birmingham. She is experienced in evaluating and developing patient reported outcome measures in a range of clinical settings.   She is experienced in using Rasch analysis as a tool for evaluating health outcomes and educational assessments.   She has presented and lectured on health outcomes at a national and international level.



  • PhD by Publication, Leeds Beckett University 2008
  • MPhil, University of Leeds 2001
  • DipCOT, Combined Training Institute, Cardiff University 1978
  • HCPC registered (current)


Dr Slade teaches on a number of MSc and BSc modules.

Previous Teaching Experience

  • Sept 2010 to May 2016: BSc and MSc pre-registration Occupational Therapy, and MSc Advanced Professional Practice, Lecturer and Advanced Professional Practice lead Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health, Plymouth University.
  • Sept 2004 to Sept 2008:  MSc Pre-registration Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science, Senior Lecturer and      Practice Placement Co-ordinator, Faculty of Health, Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds.
  • Nov 2003 to Sept 2004:  BSc Pre-registration Occupational Therapy, Senior Lecturer, School of Health and Social Sciences, Occupational Therapy, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield.

Programme Development

  • February 2016: Revalidation MSc Advanced Professional Practice, Plymouth University.
  • Jan 2010: Development and validation: MSc Pre-registration Occupational Therapy, Plymouth University.
  • Jan 2010: Revalidation BSc Occupational Therapy, Plymouth University.
  • Sept 2004 Development and validation: MSc Pre-registration Occupational Therapy Leeds Metropolitan University.

Postgraduate supervision

Rasch Analsysis; Patient Reported Outcomes

Other activities

Dr Slade has been an external examiner on a number of PhD panels where development of PRO have been the main focus of the PhD.


Recent publications


NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery, Glasbey, J & Li, E 2023, 'Adaptation of the Wound Healing Questionnaire universal-reporter outcome measure for use in global surgery trials (TALON-1 study): mixed-methods study and Rasch analysis', British Journal of Surgery, vol. 110, no. 6, pp. 685–700. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjs/znad058

Slade, AL, Recchioni, A, Aiyegbusi, OL, Retzer, A, Nice, L, Dancey, E, Calvert, MJ & Rauz, S 2023, 'Identifying patient-valued outcomes for use in early phase trials of ocular surface disease interventions', The Ocular Surface. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtos.2023.07.005

Chen, Y-Y, Patel, KM, Imran, R, Hassouna, T, Amirize, E, Abdulsalam, A, Bishop, J, Slade, A, Ventura, M, Yarrow, J, Lord, JM, Wilson, Y & Moiemen, NS 2023, 'SMOOTH protocol: A pilot randomised prospective intra-patient single-blinded observational study for examining the mechanistic basis of ablative fractional carbon dioxide laser therapy in treating hypertrophic scarring', PLoS ONE, vol. 18, no. 9, e0285230. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0285230

Slade, AL, O'Hara, ME, Quinn, D, Marley, L, Griffith, S, Calvert, M, Haque, MS, Lim, HS, Doherty, P & Lane, DA 2022, 'Living with a left ventricular assist device: Capturing recipients experiences using group concept mapping software', PLoS ONE, vol. 17, no. 9, e0273108. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0273108

Calvert, M, King, M, Mercieca-bebber, R, Aiyegbusi, OL, Kyte, D, Slade, A, Chan, AW, Basch, E, Bell , JA, Bennett , AV, Bhatnagar , V, Blazeby, J, Bottomley , A, Brown, J, Campbell, L, Cappelleri , JC, Draper, H, Dueck , A, Ells , C, Frank , L, Golub, RM, Griebsch, I, Haywood, K, Hunn, A, King-Kallimanis , BL, Martin, L, Mitchell , S, Morel , T, Nelsen , L, Norquist, JM, O'Connor, D, Palmer, MJ, Patrick, D, Price, G, Regnault , A, Retzer, A, Revicki, D, Stephens, R, Turner, G, Valakas , A, Velikova, G, Von Hildebrand, M, Walker, A, Wenzel, L & Scott, JA 2021, 'SPIRIT-PRO Extension explanation and elaboration: guidelines for inclusion of patient-reported outcomes in protocols of clinical trials', BMJ, vol. 11, no. 6, e045105. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-045105

Slade, A, Retzer, A, Ahmed, K, Kyte, D, Keeley, T, Armes, J, Brown, JM, Calman, L, Gavin, A, Glaser, AW, Greenfield, DM, Lanceley, A, Taylor, RM, Velikova, G, Turner, G & Calvert, M 2021, 'Systematic review of the use of translated patient-reported outcome measures in cancer trials', Trials, vol. 22, no. 1, 306. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-021-05255-z

Cruz Rivera, S, Stephens, R, Mercieca-Bebber, R, Retzer, A, Rutherford, C, Price, G, Slade, A, Aiyegbusi, OL, Edge, P, Gosden, L, Roberts, L, Verdi, R, Wilson, R & Calvert, M 2021, '“Give us the tools!” - development of knowledge transfer tools to support the involvement of patient partners in the development of clinical trial protocols with patient-reported outcomes (PROs), in accordance with SPIRIT-PRO extension', BMJ open, vol. 11, no. 6, e046450. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-046450

McMullan, C, Retzer, A, Slade, A, Kyte, D, Jones, L, Belli, A, Calvert, M & Turner, GM 2020, 'Care providers' and patients' attitudes toward using electronic-patient reported outcomes to support patients with traumatic brain injury: a qualitative study (PRiORiTy)', Brain Injury, vol. 34, no. 6, pp. 723-731. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699052.2020.1740944

McMullan, C, Retzer, A, Slade, A, Kyte, D, Jones, L, Belli, T, Calvert, M & Turner, G 2020, 'Care providers’ and patients’ attitudes towards using electronic-patient reported outcomes to support patients with traumatic brain injury (PRiORiTy)', Brain Injury.

Cruz Rivera, S, McMullan, C, Jones, L, Kyte, D, Slade, A & Calvert, M 2020, 'The impact of patient-reported outcome data from clinical trials: perspectives from international stakeholders', Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes, vol. 4, no. 1, 51. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41687-020-00219-4

SPIRIT-PRO Group 2020, '臨床試験プロトコールに患者報告アウトカムを組み込むためのガイドライン: ─SPIRIT-PRO拡張版─', Japanese Pharmacology and Therapeutics, vol. 48, no. 10, pp. 1697-1712. <http://lifescience.co.jp/yk/jpt_online/topics/j202010_1697.pdf>

Križaj, T, Roberts, A, Warren, A & Slade, A 2019, 'Early hour, golden hour: an exploration of Slovenian older people's meaningful occupations', Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 201-221. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10823-019-09369-5

Retzer, A, Turner, G, Slade, A, Kyte, D, McMullan, C, Jones, L, Belli, A & Calvert, M 2019, 'Electronic patient reported outcomes to support care of patients with traumatic brain injury: PRiORiTy study qualitative protocol', BMJ open, vol. 9, no. 1, e024617. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024617

Review article

Fletcher, B, Damery, S, Aiyegbusi, OL, Anderson, N, Calvert, M, Cockwell, P, Ferguson, J, Horton, M, Paap, MCS, Sidey-Gibbons, C, Slade, A, Turner, N & Kyte, D 2022, 'Symptom burden and health-related quality of life in chronic kidney disease: A global systematic review and meta-analysis', PLoS Medicine, vol. 19, no. 4, e1003954. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1003954

Recchioni, A, Aiyegbusi, OL, Cruz Rivera, S, Rauz, S & Slade, A 2021, 'A systematic review assessing the quality of patient reported outcomes measures in dry eye diseases', PLOS One, vol. 16, no. 8, e0253857. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0253857

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