UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

Dr Dean Langan

Dr Dean Langan

Lecturer (Teaching)

Population, Policy & Practice Dept

UCL GOS Institute of Child Health

Joined UCL
28th Sep 2015

Research summary

Research interests currently include: 

  • Statistical methods in meta-analysis
  • Child post-mortem imagery (in collaboration with Great Ormond Street Hospital, GOSH)

  • Pedagogy of statistics

Teaching summary

Dean has developed a number of self-paced, online courses modelled on teaching materials initially developed by the Centre for Applied Statistics Courses (CASC) (www.ucl.ac.uk/stats-courses). Previously, he ran the following short-courses in a face-to-face setting:
  • Introduction to Statistics and Research Methods
  • Introduction to regression analysis
  • Introduction to R
  • Further Topics in R
  • Introduction to meta-analysis

  • Critical Appraisal
  • Assessing measurement reliability and validity


University College London
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow | 2016
University of York
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2016
University of Leicester
Other higher degree, Master of Science | 2009
University of Liverpool
First Degree, Bachelor of Science | 2008


Dean works as a lecturer, jointly based within the School of Life and Medical Sciences (SLMS) and the Centre for Applied Statistics Courses (CASC) at University College London (UCL). He is responsible for the development and implementation of online statistical training principally aimed at doctoral students within SLMS. He took up this position in August 2021 having worked for 6 years solely within CASC, delivering face-to-face short courses to a wide range of delegates, including students and staff within UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, and other working professionals from a wide range of industries.

Previously, Dean has also worked as a medical statistician at the Clinical Trials Research unit (CTRU, University of Leeds), working on a number of phase II and III clinical trials in a range of disease areas including stroke and myeloma cancer. He undertook a PhD full-time at the University of York from 2012 to 2015, researching statistical methods for meta-analysis. The title of the PhD was 'estimating the heterogeneity variance in a random-effects meta-analysis'.