The study team

TOPPITS team lead

Professor Janet Wilson

The Chief Investigator is responsible for the overall running of the trial, and has certain responsibilities delegated to him/her from the Sponsor (The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)


Newcastle Clinical Trials Unit

Gillian Watson

The Trial Manager co-ordinates the day-to-day management of the trial.  Gillian is based at the Newcastle Clinical Trials Unit, at Newcastle University, and is part of the Trial Management Group (TMG) for TOPPITS.  The TMG is responsible for overseeing trial progress.


The trial took place at eight hospital sites around the UK, each with its own Principal Investigator (PI).