Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Accept all cookies' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. If you click 'Reject all non-essential cookies' only necessary cookies providing core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility will be enabled. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

The IDEAL Collaboration is directed by an international Steering Group of surgeons and researchers in surgical and other innovative complex interventions, research methodologists, statisticians, journal editors and experts in the translation of research into clinical practice.

The Collaboration is coordinated from the University of Oxford, Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences.

Our address:     IDEAL Collaboration, Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, OX3 9DU, UK

Contact:    Allison Hirst, Project Manager. Email:

Steering Group

Chair:  Mr Peter McCulloch, Nuffield Department of Surgery, Oxford University
Vice-Chair: Dr Art Sedrakyan, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

The following people sit on the Steering Group for the IDEAL Collaboration:

  • Riaz Agha, London, UK
  • Doug Altman, Oxford, UK
  • Jeffrey Barkun, Montreal, Canada
  • Bruce Campbell, London, UK
  • Jonathan Cook, Aberdeen, UK
  • Philipp Dahm, Florida, USA
  • Patrick Ergina, Montreal, Canada
  • Paul Glasziou, Brisbane, Australia
  • Muir Gray, Oxford, UK
  • Carl Heneghan, Oxford, UK
  • Sean Kehoe, Birmingham, UK
  • Guy Maddern, Adelaide, Australia
  • Bill Summerskill, London, UK