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 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


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, Scott, J, Stephens, R, Turner, G, Valakas , A, Velikova, G, Von Hildebrand, M, Walker, A & Wenzel, L 2021, 'Research Methods & Reporting SPIRIT-PRO Extension explanation and elaboration: guidelines for inclusion of patient-reported outcomes in protocols of clinical trials', BMJ.

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.

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.

Calvert, M, Kyte, D, Mercieca-bebber, R, Slade, A, Chan, A-W, King, MT & Group, SPIRIT-PRO 2020, 'Guidelines for Inclusion of Patient-Reported Outcomes in Clinical Trial Protocols: The SPIRIT-PRO Extension', Japanese Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

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

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

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

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

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, vol. 108, no. 11, pp. e1-e8. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2018.304652

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

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

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

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