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Mrs Rachel Williams

Trial Manager: TOAST, NIHR Oxford BRC (Cardiovascular Medicine)


Rachel joined NPEU in 2017 as the NeoCLEAR Trial Manager. She has previously managed surgical and orthopaedic trials within the University of Oxford, and co-ordinated patient pathways and acute care services within the NHS. She now works as the Trial Manager for TOAST and the Cardiovascular Theme within the NIHR Oxford BRC.


  • Tracy Karen M, Nigel JH, Iain Y, Christina C, Pollyanna H, Andy K, David M, Elizabeth N, Charles R, Kayleigh S, Rachel W, John P, Kerry W. Mixed-methods feasibility study to inform a randomised controlled trial of proton pump inhibitors to reduce strictures following neonatal surgery for oesophageal atresia. BMJ Open. 2023;13(4):e066070.

Building a relationship with industry - An academic's experience working with Zimmer Biomet Cushla Cooper1, Rachel Dorman1, David Beard1 , Jing Xie2 , Andrew Price1
1 University of Oxford; 2 Zimmer Biomet; Trials 2017, 18(Suppl 1):P282

Champagne and bloody taps: can we improve the success rate of neonatal lumbar punctures? Marshall A., Sadarangani M., Scrivens A., Williams R. et al Infant 2018;14(6): 224-26

Study protocol: NeoCLEAR: Neonatal Champagne Lumbar punctures Every time – An RCT: a multicentre, randomised controlled 2 × 2 factorial trial to investigate techniques to increase lumbar puncture success. Marshall, A.S.J., Sadarangani, M., Scrivens, A., Williams R et al. BMC Pediatr 20, 165 (2020).

Assessment of infant position and timing of stylet removal to improve lumbar puncture success in neonates (NeoCLEAR): an open-label, 2 × 2 factorial, randomised, controlled trial. Andrew S J Marshall, Alexandra Scrivens, Jennifer L Bell, Louise Linsell, Pollyanna Hardy, Jean Yong, Rachel Williams, Eleri Adams, Manish Sadarangani, Edmund Juszczak, Charles C Roehr,on behalf of theNeoCLEAR Collaborative Group. The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health,Volume 7, Issue 2,2023,Pages 91-100,ISSN 2352-4642.