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Suzanne Hagen


  • 70 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow Caledonian University

    G4 0BA Glasgow

    United Kingdom

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Research interests

I graduated from Paisley University in 1988 with an Honours degree in Mathematical Sciences. Since then I have worked as a statistician, primarily in the field of health services research; from 1988 to 1990 at the Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen; from 1990 to 1994 at the Institute of Occupational Medicine, Edinburgh; and from 1994 to 1996 at Ayrshire and Arran Health Board, on secondment from the Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen. In 1993 I obtained an MSc by research from the University of Aberdeen, and in 1997 was awarded Chartered Statistician status. In July 2001 I took up the post of programme director at NMAHP Research Unit, developing what is now the Pelvic Health programme. Current clinical areas of research interest include prolapse, urinary catheters and urinary incontinence. Methodologically I'm interested in the process of developing and evaluating complex interventions and the measurement of health outcomes.  The work of the progamme involves systematic reviews and multi-centre RCTs. I was awarded my PhD from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2006 and a personal Chair in 2009. I became Deputy Director (GCU) of the NMAHP Research Unit in 2017. I am an expert committee member of the International Consultation on Incontinence, a statistical editor for the Cochrane Incontinence Review Group and an adjunct assistant Professor at the School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania.  

External positions

adjunct assistant professor of nursing

1 Jul 201930 Jun 2022


  • Health Services Research
  • Biostatistics
  • Urogenital System
  • Clinical Trials

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Research Output 2001 2019

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Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of basic versus biofeedback-mediated intensive pelvic floor muscle training for female stress or mixed urinary incontinence: protocol for the OPAL randomised trial

Hagen, S., McClurg, D., Bugge, C., Hay-Smith, J., Dean, S., Elders, A., Glazener, C., Abdel-Fattah, M., Agur, W., Booth, J., Guerrero, K., Norrie, J., Kilonzo, M., McPherson, G., McDonald, A., Stratton, S., Sergenson, N., Grant, A. & Wilson, L., 8 Feb 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 2, 8 p., e024153.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Pelvic Floor
Urinary Incontinence
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Ethics Committees
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Open Access
Pelvic Floor
Urinary Incontinence
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Randomized Controlled Trials
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ELECtric Tibial nerve stimulation to Reduce Incontinence in Care Homes: protocol for the ELECTRIC randomised trial

Booth, J., Aucott, L., Cotton, S., Goodman, C., Hagen, S., Harari, D., Lawrence, M., Lowndes, A., Macaulay, L., Maclennan, G., Mason, H., McClurg, D., Norrie, J., Norton, C., O'Dolan, C., Skelton, D., Surr, C. & Treweek, S., 16 Dec 2019, In : Trials. 20, 14 p., 723.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Tibial Nerve
Home Care Services
Costs and Cost Analysis
Absorbent Pads
Urinary Bladder
Urinary Bladder
Urinary Incontinence
Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
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Patient and community nurse perspectives on recruitment to a randomized controlled trial of urinary catheter washout solutions

Shepherd, A., Steel, E., Taylor, A., Mackay, W. G. & Hagen, S., Jul 2019, In : Nursing Open. 6, 3, p. 907-914 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Urinary Catheters
Randomized Controlled Trials
Nursing Staff