Dr Anita Slade PhD, MPhil, DipCOT

Dr Anita Slade

Institute of Applied Health Research
ITM 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 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 OccupationalTherapy, 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


Cruz Rivera, S, Kyte, D, Aiyegbusi, OL, Slade, A, McMullan, C & Calvert, M 2019, 'The impact of patient-reported outcome (PRO) data from clinical trials: a systematic review and critical analysis', Health and Quality Life Outcomes, vol. 17, no. 1, 156, pp. 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12955-019-1220-z

Aiyegbusi, OL, Kyte, D, Cockwell, P, Marshall, T, Dutton, M, Walmsley-Allen, N, Slade, A, McMullan, C & Calvert, M 2019, 'Patient and clinician perspectives on electronic patient-reported outcome measures in the management of advanced CKD: a qualitative study', American Journal of Kidney Diseases, vol. 74, no. 2, pp. 167-178. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.ajkd.2019.02.011

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

Turner, GM, Slade, A, Retzer, A, McMullan, C, Kyte, D, Belli, A & Calvert, M 2018, 'An Introduction to Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in Trauma', The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. https://doi.org/10.1097/TA.0000000000002102

Boland, L, Slade, A, Yarwood, R & Bannigan, K 2018, 'Determinants of tenancy sustainment following homelessness: A Systematic Review', American Journal of Public Health. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2018.304652

Isa, F, Turner, G, Kaur, G, Kyte, D, Slade, A, Calvert, M, Pankhurst, T, Ferguson, J, Kerecuk, L & Keeley, T 2018, 'Patient-reported outcome measures used in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis: a systematic review', Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, vol. 16, 133. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12955-018-0951-6

Slade, A, Isa, F, Kyte, D, Pankhurst, T, Kerecuk, L, Ferguson, JW, Lipkin, GW & Calvert, M 2018, 'Patient reported outcome measures in rare diseases: a narrative review', Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases, vol. 13, 61. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13023-018-0810-x

Calvert, M, Kyte, D, Mercieca-Bebber, R, Slade, A, Slade, A, Chan, A-W & King, M 2018, 'Guidelines for Inclusion of Patient-Reported Outcomes in Clinical Trial Protocols: the SPIRIT-PRO Extension', JAMA The Journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 319, no. 5, pp. 483-494. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2017.21903

Aiyegbusi, OL, Kyte, D, Cockwell, P, Marshall, T, Gheorghe, A, Keeley, T, Slade, A & Calvert, M 2017, 'Measurement properties of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) used in adult patients with chronic kidney disease: A systematic review', PLoS ONE, vol. 12, no. 6, e0179733. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0179733

Aiyegbusi, O, Kyte, D, Cockwell, P, Marshall, T, Dutton, M, Slade, A, Marklew, N, Price, G, Verdi, R, Waters, J, Sharpe, K & Calvert, M 2017, 'Using Patient-Reported Outcome measures (PROMs) to promote quality of care and safety in the management of patients with Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease (PRO-trACK Project): a mixed-methods project protocol', BMJ open, vol. 7, no. 6. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016687

Ali, K, Slade, A, Kay, E, Zahra, D & Tredwin, C 2017, 'Preparedness of undergraduate dental students in the United Kingdom: a national study', British Dental Journal, vol. 222, no. 6, pp. 472-477. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.bdj.2017.272

Cunningham, M & Slade, A 2017, 'Exploring the Lived Experience of Homelessness from an Occupational Perspective', Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1080/11038128.2017.1304572

Krizaj, T, Alison, W & Slade, A 2016, '"Holding on to what I do": experience of older Slovenians moving into a care home', Gerontology, vol. 58, no. 3, pp. 512–520. https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnw150


Turner, G, Slade, A, Kyte, D, Piper, K & Belli, A 2017, '(2011) Increasing capture of patient-reported outcomes in trauma research', Quality of Life Research, vol. 26, no. Supplement 1, pp. 86-86. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-017-1658-6

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