South Yorkshire Cohort: a “cohort trials facility” study of health and weight - Protocol for the recruitment phase. 
BMC Public Health; 2011;11(1):640.
Relton C, Bissell P, Smith C, Blackburn J, Cooper CL, Nicholl J, et al.

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Rethinking pragmatic randomised controlled trials: 
introducing the "cohort multiple randomised controlled trial" design

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Relton C, Holdsworth M, Strong M. 
Plastic packaging encourages obesity. 
BMJ 2012; 344:3824 (Published 1 June 2012)

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A pilot 'cohort multiple randomised controlled trial' of treatment by a homeopath for women with menopausal hot flushes'. 

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Conference presentations

22-23rd January 2013: 
Dr Clare Relton was invited Key Note Speaker at the Population Studies Research Network workshop in Toronto, Canada (Funded by Cancer Care Ontario).

Title of talk: ‘Design options for intervention studies in cohorts’. 
(The South Yorkshire Cohort)

September 2012: 
‘Cohort multiple RCT design: a review of practice’. 

‘RCTS in the Social Sciences’, University of York. September 2012.


July 2012: 
Dr Clare Relton with Professor Jon Nicholl from the School of Health and Related Research at the University of Sheffield led a national workshop on the cmRCT design (using the CLARHC –SY South Yorkshire Cohort as an examplar). 

This was attended by 60 researchers from 12 UK universities.