Prof Kerenza Hood


Kerry Hood is Professor of Statistics in the School of Medicine at Cardiff University. She is Director of the South East Wales Trials Unit (SEWTU) which works predominantly in primary care and was previously deputy head of department of primary care and public health.

Kerry has a degree and PhD in statistics and has worked specialising in primary care since being appointed the first lecturer in statistics in what was then the department of general practice in the University of Wales College of Medicine in 1997.  Since setting up SEWTU in 2006 she has worked more broadly, but her main focus has still been in infections in primary care.

Kerry’s major research interests are in randomised trials in complex environments and populations (many of which need complex interventions) and outcome assessment, although her collaborative research is wide-ranging and she has an extensive portfolio of National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), European Union and charity funded research. She sits on several funding panels, directs the South East Wales Research Design & Conduct Service and is the overarching lead for clinical trials across three UK CRC CTUs based in Cardiff.  She supervises a number of research students (from a variety of clinical and non-clinical disciplines) and mentors academics across schools in Cardiff University. She is also Equality & Diversity lead for her Institute and part of the Athena Swan working group for the School of Medicine.

Kerry has always been keen to establish career pathways for scientists in primary care that develop both their primary care and their core discipline expertise.