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Workshop on Infectious Disease Modelling in Public Health Policy: Current Status and Challenges

The research group in Statistics and Health Economics, in collaboration with Mapi, is organising a workshop on Infectious Disease Modelling in Public Health Policy. The workshop will be held at UCL on 4 July 2016 and is aimed at discussing the methodological status quo in infectious disease modelling and the potential issues associated with its extension to an economic (rather than a purely epidemiological) context. Details are available at the link below. More...

Published: Apr 28, 2016 12:19:51 PM

Dr Gareth Peters to discuss the future of Operational Risk Quantitative Modelling and Risk Management at OpRisk Europe

Dr Ariane Chapelle and Dr Gareth Peters of UCL Network of Operational Risk Managers UCL-NORM will lead a day long workshop on the future of Operational Risk practice to debate the new regulatory proposals of the Basel committee on the Standardized Measurement Approach (SMA) framework versus Advanced Measurement Approach (AMA).

Published: Mar 23, 2016 1:33:58 PM

Dr Gareth Peters and colleagues provide response to banking sector on new Operational Risk proposed guidelines

Currently new banking regulation for Operational Risk is being considered and the proposed changes will affect significantly the range of quantitative modelling and risk management practice throughout the world. This is a critical time for banking supervision and regulation and it is important that all points related to the quantitative, qualitative and practical considerations for operational risk modelling be carefully considered. More...

Published: Mar 22, 2016 10:17:46 AM

Short Course on Statistical Methods for the Value of Information Analysis

The "Statistics in Health Economic Evaluation" Research Group, in collaboration with colleagues in Bristol and Sheffield, is organising a short course on Statistical Methods for the Value of Information Analysis. The aim of the course is to present the basic ideas underpinning the analysis of the value of information as a tool to identify research priorities and uncertainty analysis, with a particular reference to health economic evaluations. More...

Published: Mar 21, 2016 10:15:17 AM

NIHR MSc Studentships in Medical Statistics Now Available

The Department of Statistical Science has been awarded two National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) studentships in Medical Statistics for the 2016/17 academic year. The Department is ideally placed at the centre of collaborative research work through the involvement of staff in several NIHR funded research projects  It is closely linked with the UCL Priment Clinical Trials Unit and the NIHR UCLH/UCL Biomedical Research Centre. There is a clear opportunity for students to be exposed to real-world medical statistics problems. In addition to the core modules, the MSc Statistics (Medical Statistics) teaches contemporary methods, such as Bayesian statistics, applications in health economics and statistical genetics. The course content is aimed to provide both a solid theoretical foundation in statistics and the experience to apply statistical methods to real medical data. More...

Published: Mar 10, 2016 1:23:48 PM