In ICN member introductions
May 19, 2021
Hi all, I'm Suzanne McDonald and I work as an N-of-1 clinical trial coordinator at The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. 1. What N-of-1 and single-case projects are you working on right now? I am currently running a programme of research called 'Making it Personal', which explores symptom patterns and triggers in chronic diseases using insights from N-of-1 observational studies. In addition, I am leading a project that explores stakeholder perspectives on N-of-1 trials and single-case studies. I am also working on the N-of-1 trial of Melatonin for insomnia in Parkinson's disease led by Jane Nikles. 2. What excites you most about the field of N-of-1 trials and single-case designs? The vast opportunities that digital technology will offer the field of N-of-1 trials and single-case studies and the recent emergence of several robust statistical methods for analysing data. I am also excited by the prospect of using data from N-of-1 observational studies to inform the development and optimisation of highly personalised interventions. 3. Why did you join the ICN? I have been co-chair of the ICN with Jane Nikles since 2018 and it has quickly grown into the largest network of its kind. I look forward to seeing what the future holds for the ICN and the impact it can make on the health outcomes of individuals and populations through advancing the science of N-of-1 trials and single-case designs.