Dr Gareth Ambler

Position Senior Lecturer in Medical Statistics
Phone (external) +44(0)20 7679 1878
Phone (internal) 41878
Email(*) g.ambler
Themes Biostatistics

* @ucl.ac.uk

Biographical Details

Gareth Ambler

Gareth is a senior lecturer in Medical Statistics at the Department of Statistical Science, UCL and a member of the Biostatistics Group within the Research Support Centre. Gareth completed a PhD in Statistics in 1996 at the University of Sussex. This considered changes of in-hospital mortality following myocardial infarction over an eight year period. Previously he worked in the department of Medical Statistics at Imperial College School of Medicine. 

Research Interests

  • The formulation and validation of risk prediction models
  • Methods to handle missing data
  • Hierarchical models
  • Clinical trials

Current Research Students

Selected Recent Grants

  • Health-Related Quality of Life in two treatment pathways for primary open angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension: a randomised controlled trial of initial selective laser trabeculoplasty versus conventional medical therapy (PI: Dr Gus Gazzard, Institute of Ophthalmology), NIHR HTA, start 1/1/12 (72 months).
  • EACH study: Evaluation of Array Comparative genomic Hybridisation in prenatal diagnosis of fetal anomalies (PI: Dr Steve Robson, Newcastle University), NIHR EME, start 1/10/11 (36 months).
  • Optimising team functioning, preventing relapse and enhancing recovery in crisis resolution teams: the CORE programme (CRT Optimisation and RElapse prevention) (PI: Dr Sonia Johnson, UCL), NIHR Programme Grant, start 1/10/11 (60 months).
  • The effect of neo-adjuvant chemotherapy on exercise capacity and outcome following upper gastrointestinal cancer surgery (PI: Dr Mike Grocott, UCL), NIHR RfPB, start 1/12/10 (36 months).

Selected publications