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UCL Partners Biostatistics Network Members

Gareth Ambler (Senior Lecturer, Statistical Science, UCL and UCL/H Biomedical Research Unit)

  • Formulation and validation of risk models
  • Survival Analysis
  • Clinical trials

Gianluca Baio (Lecturer, Statistical Science, UCL and UCL/H Biomedical Research Unit)

  • Bayesian models with specific applications for cost effectiveness analysis and health economic evaluation
  • Causal inference from observational data
  • Bayesian hierarchical modelling

David Balding (Professor, Statistical Genetics, UCL Genetics Institute)

  • Genetic epidemiology
  • Genetic association studies
  • Population genetics
  • Inference for forensic DNA profiles
  • Computational Bayesian statistics

Julie Barber (Lecturer, Statistical Science, UCL and UCL/H Biomedical Research Unit)

  • Statistical issues in design and analysis of trials
  • Health economic evaluations

John Barry (Research Co-ordinator, Institute for Women's Health)

  • Survey design and analysis
  • Questionnaire design
  • Systematic review
  • Meta-analysis

David Batty (Reader, Epidemiology & Public Health, UCL)

  • Epidemiology of chronic disease, including mental health
  • Meta-analysis, including individual-participant data
  • Contrasting results from trials and observational studies

Diane Berry (Statistician, MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health)

  • Genetic association studies including genome-wide
  • Mendelian randomisation studies
  • Seasonal models
  • Vitamin D
  • Genetic determinants of early life growth factors

Julie Bertrand (MRC Research Fellow, UCL Genetics Institute)

  • Non-linear mixed effects modelling
  • Pharmacogenetics
  • Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy

Robert Blizard (Mental Health Sciences, UCL)

  • Mental health

David Boniface (Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL)

  • Analysis of differences of distribution shape between populations
  • Alternative conceptualizations of analysis of variance for non-orthogonal designs
  • Nutritional epidemiology applied to CHD and cancer
  • Age related and between-cohort changes in population obesity

Catey Bunce (Senior Statistician, Moorfields Eye Hospital)

  • Analysis of ophthalmic data
  • Design and analysis of clinical trials
  • Meta analysis and systematic reviews
  • Genetic epidemiology

Matthew Burnell (Statistician, Department of Gynaecological Oncology, UCL)

  • Cancer screening trials
  • Psychometric methods

Alana Cavadino (Research Assistant Statistician, MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health)

  • Genetic Epidemiology 
  • Genome-wide Association Studies

Tim Cole (Professor, MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health)

  • Analysis of human growth data, cross-sectionally and longitudinally
  • Body size scaling
  • Assessment of nutritional status, including obesity
  • Age-related reference ranges

Andrew Copas (Senior Lecturer, Primary Care and Population Sciences, UCL, and MRC Clinical Trials Unit)

  • The analysis of longitudinal data, both repeated measurements data and time-till-event data
  • The analysis of longitudinal data subject to dropout and intermittent missing data
  • The analysis of repeated measurements data where cluster size is informative
  • Survey design and analysis

Mario Cortina-Borja (Senior Lecturer, MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health)

  • Infectious disease surveillance (particularly HIV)
  • Seasonal models
  • Discrete distributions

Nicholas Counsell (UCL Cancer Trials Centre)

  • Design, analysis and conduct of clinical trials (single arm early phase I and II studies, and randomised phase II and III trials)
  • Systematic reviews
  • Treatment and screening trials
  • Epidemiological/observational studies

Alessandro Cozzi-Lepri (Senior Lecturer, Infection and Population Health, UCL)

  • Epidemiology of HIV resistance / virology
  • (Causal and non-causal) Inference Methods in HIV research
  • HIV immunology

Phillippa Cumberland (Senior Research Associate, MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health)

  • Analysis of ophthalmic data
  • British birth cohort studies
  • Life-course epidemiology

Caroline Dore (Head of Statistics, UCL Clinical Trials Unit)

  • Design, conduct, analysis and reporting of clinical trials

David Dunn (Senior Statistician, MRC Clinical Trials Unit)

  • Clinical trial design
  • HIV epidemiology, particularly drug resistance

Zoe Fox (Lecturer, Institute of Neurology UCL and UCL/H Biomedical Research Unit)

  • Clinical Trials
  • Trial design
  • Neurology and radiology
  • HIV studies

Nick Freemantle (Professor, Primary Care and Population Health)

  • Clinical Trials
  • Outcome measures
  • Meta Analysis
  • Prognostic Models

Marco Geraci (Lecturer, MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health)

  • Quantile regression
  • Random-effects models
  • Spatial statistics
  • Statistical applications for health, environmental and socioeconomic sciences

Arturo Gonzalez-Izquierdo (Research Assistant Statistician, MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health)

  • Public Health
  • Hospitalisations (risk, prognosis, diagnosis)
  • Epidemiology
  • Evaluation of health policies

Mark Griffin (Lecturer, Primary Care and Population Health, UCL)

  • Primary care research particularly in Mental Health
  • Design, conduct and analysis of RCTs
  • Analysis of primary care routinely collected data

Daniel Grint (Statistician, Infection and Population Health, UCL)

  • HIV epidemiology and biostatistics
  • HIV co-infection with TB
  • HIV co-infection with hepatitis

Allan Hackshaw (Deputy Director, UCL Cancer Trials Centre)

  • Design, analysis and conduct of clinical trials (single arm early phase I and II studies, and randomised phase II and III trials
  • Systematic reviews
  • Treatment and screening trials
  • Epidemiological/observational studies

Pia Hardelid (Research Associate, MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health)

  • Mixture models
  • Outbreak detection and exceedance monitoring
  • Use of routine/administrative databases and data linkage

Sarah Hardoon (Statistician, Primary Care and Population Health, UCL)

  • Cardiovascular epidemiology
  • Analysis of primary care databases (THIN, GPRD)
  • Analysis using time-dependent covariates

Katie Harron (PhD Student/Research Assistant, MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health)

  • Record linkage methods
  • Infections in paediatric intensive care units

Jenny Head (Reader, Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL)

  • Analysis of longitudinal data including analysis with missing data
  • Survival analysis
  • Modelling non-linear dose-response relationships
  • Multilevel models
  • Working conditions, health and sickness absence

Mark Jitlal (UCL Cancer Trials Centre)

  • Design, analysis and conduct of clinical trials (single arm early phase I and II studies, and randomised phase II and III trials
  • Systematic reviews
  • Treatment and screening trials
  • Epidemiological/observational studies

Latha Kadalayil (UCL Cancer Trials Centre)

  • Design, analysis and conduct of clinical trials (single arm early phase I and II studies, and randomised phase II and III trials
  • Systematic reviews
  • Treatment and screening trials
  • Epidemiological/observational studies

Amy Kirkwood (UCL Cancer Trials Centre)

  • Design, analysis and conduct of clinical trials (single arm early phase I and II studies, and randomised phase II and III trials
  • Systematic reviews
  • Treatment and screening trials
  • Epidemiological/observational studies

Eirini Koutoumanou (Teaching Fellow, MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health)

  • Missing data analysis
  • Bayesian analysis
  • Time series analysis

Baptiste Leurent (statistician, MRC General Practice Research Framework and Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Unit)

  • HIV, Mental Health and Palliative Care
  • Longitudinal/clustered data
  • Multiple imputation

Joanna Lewis (ComPLEX PhD student, Immunobiology Unit, UCL Institute of Child Health)

  • Mixed-effects/hierarchical models
  • Models described by ODE systems
  • HIV

Leah Li (MRC Career Development Fellow, MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health)

  • Statistical Methods for lifecourse analysis
  • Analysis of longitudinal data
  • Obesity Growth

Rebecca Lodwick (Infection and Population Health, UCL)

  • HIV epidemiology and biostatistics

Rachel McCrea (Research Associate, Primary Care and Population Health, UCL)

  • Mental health epidemiology
  • Latent variable models, especially factor models, latent class models and hybrid approaches
  • Item response theory, including non-parametric approaches

Amanda Mocroft (Professor, Infection and Population Health, UCL)

  • HIV epidemiology and biostatistics

Richard Morris (Professor, Primary Care and Population Health, UCL)

  • Epidemiology of cardiovascular disease
  • Analysis of primary care databases
  • Multilevel modelling

Fumiyo Nakagawa (Statistician, Department of Infection and Population Heath, UCL)

  • HIV epidemiology and biostatistics
  • Stochastic simulation modelling of HIV infection, progression and effect of ART 

Jemma O'Connor (Statistician, Infection and Population Health, UCL)

  • HIV epidemiology and biostatistics
  • Analysis of clinic-based observational studies in HIV

Rumana Omar (Professor, Statistical Science, UCL and UCL/H Biomedical Research Unit)

  • Risk prediction models for health outcomes
  • Cluster randomised trials
  • Analysis of repeated measurements data and meta-analysis.
  • Missing data

Snehal Pinto Pereira (Research Associate, MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health)

  • Genetic epidemiology
  • Multilevel modelling
  • Causal Inference
  • Cardiovascular epidemiology

Helen Peters (Research Assistant, MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health)

  • Childhood obesity
  • Lifecourse trajectories
  • CVD risk factors

Irene Petersen (Primary Care and Population Health, UCL)

  • Epidemiology
  • Primary care databases such as THIN and GPRD
  • Infections and use of medication in pregnancy

Aviva Petrie (Senior Lecturer, Eastman Dental Institute)

  • Clinical trials, mostly in dentistry and veterinary science
  • e-learning with particular reference to WebCT

Andrew Phillips (Professor, Primary Care and Population Health, UCL)

  • Design and analysis of clinic-based observational studies, particularly for HIV
  • Natural history of HIV and effects of antiretroviral therapy, including drug resistance
  • Design and analysis of randomized trials in patients with HIV
  • Stochastic computer simulation models of HIV progression and the effects of antiretroviral therapy

Hynek Pikhart (Senior Lecturer, Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL)

  • Analysis of longitudinal and survey data
  • Survival Analysis
  • Missing Data Analysis
  • Epidemiological/observational studies

Henry Potts (Lecturer, Centre for Health Informatics and Multiprofessional Education (CHIME))

  • E-health and consumer health informatics
  • Computer-intensive methods
  • Teaching statistics to medical students and healthcare professionals

Khadija Rantell (Statistician, UCL/H Biomedical Research Unit)

  • Prognostic modelling
  • Analysis of Quality of life data
  • Analysis of Clinical Trials data

Deborah Ridout (Statistician, MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health)

  • Prognostic risk modelling
  • Clinical outcomes in paediatric cardiac surgery
  • Analysis of heart and lung transplantation data
  • Study Design

Pauline Rogers (Statistician, UCL/H Biomedical Research Unit)

  • Randomised controlled cancer screening trials
  • STI and HIV surveillance
  • Survival analysis

Patrick Royston (Senior Scientist, MRC Clinical Trials Unit and Honorary Professor, Statistical Science)

  • Multivariable modelling
  • Survival analysis
  • Clinical trials methodology
  • Missing Data

Caroline Sabin (Professor, Infection and Population Health, UCL)

  • Design and analysis of clinic-based observational studies in the HIV and hepatitis fields
  • Assessment of bias in observational studies
  • Natural history of HIV, the effects and toxicities of antiretroviral therapy, and the impact of co-infection with other viruses

Francesco Sera (Senior Research Associate, MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health)

  • Meta-analysis
  • Epidemiological/Observational studies
  • Functional data analysis

Simon Skene (Senior Statistician, UCL Clinical Trials Unit)

  • Repeated measures and covariance modelling
  • Small samples
  • Design and analysis of clinical trials

Mai Stafford (Statistician, MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing)

  • Multilevel modelling
  • Neighbourhood effects on health
  • Social capital and health

Joe Standing (MRC Fellow, Infectious diseases and Microbiology,  MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health)

  • Non-linear mixed effects modelling
  • Pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics
  • Mechanistic ODE models

Sally Stenning (Senior statistician, MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL)

  • Design, conduct and analysis of clinical trials
  • Trial conduct methodology

Matthew Sydes (Senior Statistician & Scientist, MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL)

  • Design, conduct, analysis and reporting of clinical trials
  • Clinical trials methodology
  • Outcome measures
  • Survival analysis

Victoria Vickerstaff (Statistician, Primary Care and Population Health and Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Unit, UCL)

  • Mental health, primary care and palliative care research
  • Clustered randomised trials
  • Multilevel models

Angie Wade (Senior Lecturer, MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health)

  • The construction of covariate related centiles with particular interest in those for ordinal outcomes
  • Study design
  • The analysis of non-independent outcomes
  • Respiratory function
  • Research in developing countries
  • Obstetrics and paediatrics

Sarah Walker (Honorary Reader, MRC Clinical Trials Unit)

  • Design and analysis of observational studies and randomised controlled trials in infectious diseases
  • HIV and other infectious diseases in resource-limited settings
  • Survival analysis including competing risks
  • Causal modelling

Cathy Welch (Research Associate, Department of Primary Care and Population Health)

  • Primary Care
  • Medical Statistics
  • Missing data

Rachael Williams (Research Statistician, Mental Health Sciences, UCL)

  • Application of statistics in palliative care and mental health settings
  • Analysis of primary care databases
  • Multilevel modelling
  • Multiple imputations for missing data

Paola Zaninotto (Statistician, Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL)

  • Analysis of longitudinal and survey data
  • Multilevel Modelling
  • Structural Equation Modelling
  • Survival Analysis
  • Missing Data Analysis

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