||Dr David Boniface
David Boniface studied mathematics and physics at the University of Edinburgh and obtained masters degrees in statistics at L.S.E. and in psychology at the I.o.E.
He has Chartered Statistician status from the Royal Statistical Society and Graduate Membership of the British Psychological Society. He worked in the MRC Social
Medicine Unit at the London School of Hygiene on behavioural and social factors in coronary heart disease and was a lecturer and Head of Statistics at the University
of Hertfordshire where he published a popular textbook. David joined the Health Behaviour Unit as Statistician in September 2002.
David has research interests in social factors in behaviour and health which have resulted in journal publications and nine verbal presentations to the Society
for Social Medicine. Recent and current papers are in the areas of nutritional epidemiology applied to CHD and cancer, secular changes in population obesity,
retirement from work as a trigger for change in health behaviours, development of adolescent health behaviours, psychosocial factors in CHD and in research methods.
His current areas of special interest in statistical methods include graphical techniques, the linear mixed model and competing risks. He has been an associate
editor of the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society for a four-year term ending in 2004. He has provided the statistics support to randomised controlled trials
in primary and maternity care and has published papers on the role of diet in coronary heart disease and on behaviour change throughout the life course using the
Health and Lifestyle Survey. He collaborates with the obesity research team at the Cambridge University Wellcome Clinical Research Facility. David provides statistics
and research methods support to projects in the HBU.
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