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Elizabeth Randell

Miss Elizabeth Randell

Research Fellow - Senior Trial Manager

School of Medicine

Neuadd Meirionnydd, Floor 4th, Room 418F, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4YS


I am an experienced Senior Trial Manager and trials methodologist at the Centre for Trials Research working in the Brain Health and Mental Wellbeing division. My interests lie mainly in the field of neurodevelopmental research and delivering both behavioural and medicinal interventions.

I am currently the Conference Liaison Officer for the UK Society of Behavioural Medicine (UKSBM) Executive Committee.


















I am co-applicant on the following studies:

SenITA: A pragmatic Randomised Controlled Trial of Sensory Integration Therapy versus usual care for sensory processing difficulties in Autism Spectrum Disorder in children: impact on behavioural difficulties, adaptive skills and socialisation. CI - Dr Rachel McNamara (Cardiff University) and Sue Delport (Cardiff University).

Zippy's Friends: A randomised feasibility study of a school-based emotional literacy programme (Zippy's Friends) for children with intellectual disabilities (ZF-SEND). CI - Dr Biza Stenfert-Kroese (University of Birmingham).

SchemaSecure Care Hospital Evaluation of Manualised (interpersonal) Art-Psychotherapy: A Randomised Controlled Trial. Fellowship. CI - Dr Simon Hackett (Newcastle University).

TRAK-MSK: A randomised controlled feasibility study of TRAK musculoskeletal digital self-management physiotherapy intervention for individuals with musculoskeletal pain. CI - Dr Kate Button (Cardiff and Vale University Health Board/Cardiff University)

Watch Me Play!: A pilot feasibility study of a remotely-delivered intervention to promote mental health resilience for children (age 0-8) across UK early years and children’s services. CI - Dr Eilis Kennedy (Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust) and Dr Vaso Tosika (University College London).

VIG: A feasibility trial of remotely-delivered Video Interaction Guidance [VIG] for families of children with a learning disability referred to specialist mental health services. CI - Dr Vaso Totsika (University College London).

I Am PAL: Improving Access to priMary care for People with Autism and Learning disabilities. CI - Professor Umesh Chauhan (UCLAN).

Other research

I have also been part of the teams delivering the following research:

MoodHwb: Mood and well-being in young people. Fellowship. CI - Dr Rhys Bevan-Jones (Cardiff University).

TRONA randomised, double blind, placebo-controlled study of RAD001 (Everolimus) in the treatment of neurocognitive problems in tuberous sclerosis.

BRAINTRAINTaking imaging into the therapeutic domain:Self-regulation of brain systems for mental disorders.

Who's Challenging Who? A cluster randomised controlled trial to test the effectiveness of a staff training intervention to improve support staff attitudes and empathy towards adults with learning disability and challenging behaviours. ISRCTN 53763600

ANDREA-LD: Community led antipsychotic drug reduction in adults with learning disabilities.ISRCTN 38126962, EudraCT 2013-000389-12.

PARC: Physical activity and exercise interventions for people with rare neurological disorders. CI - Dr Gita Ramdharry (UCL); Co-CI - Professor Monica Busse (Cardiff University).

Moving OnCOVID-19 and rough sleepers: a randomised controlled trial testing models of housing and support to reduce risks of COVID-19 infection and homelessness. CI - Dr Peter Mackie (Cardiff University); Co-CI - Dr Rebecca Cannings-John (Cardiff University).

TAPERSTreating Anxiety to PrevEnt Relapse in Schizophrenia: a feasibility trial. CI - Dr Jeremy Hall (Cardiff University); Co-CI - Dr James Waters (Cardiff University).

STORMThe Standing up for Myself (STORM) psychosocial group intervention for young people and adults with intellectual disabilities - feasibility study. CI - Professor Katrina Scior (UCL).


Career overview

  • 2021-Present: Research Fellow, Centre for Trials Research Cardiff University
  • 2020-2021: Research Associate, Centre for Trials Research, Cardiff University
  • 2019-2020: Research Fellow (Secondment), Centre for Trials Research, Cardiff University
  • 2011-2019: Research Associate, Centre for Trials Research, Cardiff University
  • 2007-2011: Research Assistant, South East Wales Trials Unit, Cardiff University