Biostatistics Group

Aim of the Biostatistics Group

To design and analyse health studies and conduct research on statistical methodology required for the solution of biomedical problems. 

  • Biostatistics Group staff: 6 statisticians led by a Professor of Medical Statistics. Staff have joint appointments with the UCL Department of Statistical Science and PRIMENT Clinical Trials Unit.
  • Expertise: Drug trials (all phases), Complex intervention and Health services trials, Observational studies, Meta-analysis, Development of risk prediction algorithms, Health economic evaluation.

Biostatistics Group activities

1. Collaborate with health researchers on grant applications and research projects:

Statisticians from the group are co-applicants on numerous successful grants from funders such as NIHR, Wellcome Trust and the MRC.

2. Teaching:

3. Advice on Study Design for Research Projects:

4. Research on statistical methodology

Lead applicant on MRC methodology project grants on risk prediction and cost-effectiveness.

5. Statistical review of clinical trial protocols as part of the UCL sponsorship process

How to seek Biostatistics Group collaboration & advice

This is available to biomedical researchers at UCLH and Royal Free Trusts and UCL Medical School (but not to students or for animal studies)

  • Advice is free
  • Statistical collaboration will require funding and involvement from the design stage

Please contact the Biostatistics Group at an early stage ( and leave good time before deadlines (at least 2 months).