Julie Dodds

Title: Dr
Senior Research Manager

Julie obtained a BSc (Hons) in Sociology with Research Training at the University of Bath. She previously managed studies in primary care at UCL and the Medical Research Council. She also worked as a Senior Research Fellow at UCL for several years where she conducted sexual health research and obtained a PhD in HIV epidemiology.


Clinical trials, epidemiology, sexual health, web-based health, trial management


Tam, C.C., Rodrigues, L.C., Viviani, L., Dodds, J.P., Evans, M.R., Hunter, P.R., Gray, J.J., Letley, L.H., Rait, G., Tompkins, D.S. and O’Brien, S.J. ‘Longitudinal study of infectious intestinal disease in the UK (IID2 Study): Incidence in the community and presenting to general practice’. GUT 2012; 61:69-77

Williamson, L.M., Dodds, J.P., Mercey, D.E., Hart, G.J. and Johnson, A.M. ‘Sexual risk behaviour and knowledge of HIV status among community samples of gay men in the UK’. AIDS 2008 22(9): 1063-170.

Dodds, Julie P, Johnson, Anne M, Parry, John V, and Mercey, Danielle, M. ‘A tale of three cities: persisting high HIV prevalence, risk behaviour and undiagnosed infection in community samples of men who have sex with men’. Sex Transm Infect. Vol 83, No 5 - August 2007: 192-396

Dodds,J.P., Mercer,C.H., Mercey,D.E., Copas,A.J., Johnson,A.M. Men who have sex with men: A comparison of a probability sample survey and a community based study. Sex Transm Infect 2006; 82: 86-87

Dodds JP, Mercey DE, Parry JV and Johnson AM. Increasing risk behaviour and high levels of undiagnosed HIV infection in a community sample of gay men. Sex Transm Infect 2004; 80:236-240

Dodds JP, Nardone A, Mercey DE, Johnson AM. Increase in high risk sexual behaviour among homosexual men, London 1996-8: cross sectional, questionnaire study. British Medical Journal 2000; 320(7248): 1510-11

Cassell JA, Dodds J, Estcourt C, Llewellyn C, Lanza S, Richens J, et al. The relative clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of three contrasting approaches to partner notification for curable sexually transmitted infections: a cluster randomised trial in primary care. Health Technol Assess 2015; 19 (5).

Pathak, N., Dodds, J., Zamora, J. and Khan, K. ‘Accuracy of urinary human papillomavirus testing for presence of cervical HPV: systematic review and meta-analysis’, BMJ 2014; 349:g5264 doi: 10.1136/bmj.g5264

Further information

Julie oversees the running of all the trials within the unit.

Current Research:

EBM Connect - Evidence-based Medicine Collaboration Network for guideline development, teaChing and disseminaTion

EMPIRE - Antiepileptic drug (AED) management in Pregnancy: An evaluation of effectiveness, cost effectiveness and acceptability of dose adjustment strategies

MEDAL - Can magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan replace or triage the use of laparoscopy in establishing a diagnosis among women presenting in secondary care with chronic pelvic pain (CPP)?

PREP - Development and validation of a prediction model for risk of complications in early onset pre-eclampsia

SALVO - A randomised controlled trial of intra-operative cell salvage during caesarean section in women at risk of haemorrhage

iWIP IPD M-A - Effects of weight management interventions on maternal and fetal outcomes in pregnancy: Individual patient data (IPD) meta-analysis of randomised trials and model based economic evaluation

ESTEEM - Effect of simple, targeted diet in pregnant women with metabolic risk factors on pre-eclampsia. A randomised trial

Ongoing research with other institutions (Subcontracted to QM)

DAPPA - How accurate is spot urinary protein: creatinine ratio (SPCr) and spot albumin:creatinine ratio (SACr) compared to 24-hour protein estimation to assess women with hypertensive disease in pregnancy (HDP) after 24 weeks gestation

HABselect (Leeds) - Selection of sperm for Assisted Reproductive Treatment by prior hyaluronic acid binding: increasing live birth outcomes and reducing miscarriage rates (Hyaluronic Acid Binding Sperm Selection; HABSelect).

STAMP (Edinburgh) - (A Proof of Principle, Double-Blind, Randomised Placebo-Controlled, Multi-Centre Trial of pravaStatin to Ameliorate Early Onset Pre-eclampsia)

TABLET (Birmingham) - Efficacy and mechanism of thyroxine treatment on pregnancy and neonatal outcomes in women with thyroid antibodies: A randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind, multi-centre trial [The TABLET (Thyroid AntiBodies and LEvoThyroxine) Trial]


Women's Health Research Unit
Centre for Primary Care and Public Health
Blizard Institute
Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Yvonne Carter Building
58 Turner Street
London E1 2AB

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