Short courses


Regressions with R: an Overview

  • 9.30am - 5pm
  • 2 days
  • 26 Jun 2024


This short course will give you an overview of a variety of regression types and models using the R software, via libraries including lm, glm, and gamlss.

You'll learn about ways of performing model fitting, model diagnostics, predictions and relevant graphical displays

The regression types you'll cover include:

  • linear regression
  • logistic regression
  • ordinal logistic regression
  • Poisson regression
  • negative binomial regression
  • survival/cox-proportional hazards
  • multilevel linear regression

This course takes place online, over two days (9.30am - 5pm). 

This course is delivered by UCL's Centre for Applied Statistics Courses (CASC), part of the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH).


You'll need to be able to use R to perform basic data manipulations and produce summary tables and graphs. (These skills are taught on our one-day Introduction to R course).

Additionally, you'll be expected to have a basic understanding of common statistical tests and concepts, such as p-values and confidence intervals, as these will not be taught during this workshop. (These are taught on our five-day course - Introduction to Statistics and Research Methods.)

Computers and software

You'll need to have R and Rstudio installed on your computer (installation guidelines will be made available two weeks before the course).

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • understand how to use R to fit regression models
  • fully understand the use of the lm, glm, clm and survival R functions
  • correctly interpret the given output from the illustrated regressions
  • investigate how well a given model fits the data


You can request a certificate of attendance for all of our courses once you've completed it. Please send your request to ich.statscou@ucl.ac.uk

Include the following in your email:

  • the name of the completed course for which you'd like a certificate
  • how you'd like your name presented on the certificate (if the name/format differs from the details you gave during registration)

Cost and concessions

The fees are:

  • External delegates (non UCL) - £350
  • UCL staff, students, alumni (including ICH/GOSH) - £175*

* valid UCL email address and/or UCL alumni number required upon registration


Read the cancellation policy for this course on the ICH website. Please send all cancellation requests to the course administrator

Find out about other CASC statistics courses

CASC's stats courses are for anyone requiring an understanding of research methodology and statistical analyses. The courses will allow non-statisticians to interpret published research and/or undertake their own research studies.

Find out more about the full range of statistics courses, and the continuing statistics training scheme (book six one-day courses and get a seventh free.)

Course team

Dr Eirini Koutoumanou

Dr Eirini Koutoumanou

Eirini has a BSc in Statistics from Athens University of Economics and Business and an MSc in Statistics from Lancaster University (funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council). She joined UCL GOS Institute of Child Health in 2008 to develop a range of short courses for anyone interested in learning new statistical skills. Soon after, CASC was born. In 2014, she was promoted to Senior Teaching Fellow. In 2019, she successfully passed her PhD viva on the topic of Copula models and their application within paediatric data. Since early 2020 she has been co-directing CASC with its founder, Emeritus Professor Angie Wade and has been the sole Director of CASC, since January 2022. Eirini was promoted to Associate Professor (Teaching) with effect from October 2022.

Dr Chibueze Ogbonnaya

Dr Chibueze Ogbonnaya

Since joining the teaching team at CASC in February 2019, Chibueze has contributed to the teaching and development of short courses. He currently leads and co-leads short courses on MATLAB, missing data, regression analysis and survival analysis. Chibueze has a BSc in Statistics from the University of Nigeria, where he briefly worked as a teaching assistant after graduation. He then moved to the University of Nottingham for his MSc and PhD in Statistics. His research interests include functional data analysis, applied machine learning and distribution theory.

Dr Catalina Rivera Suarez

Dr Catalina Rivera Suarez

Catalina has been an Associate Lecturer (Teaching) at CASC since January 2021. She has a PhD in Psychology and an MSc in Applied Statistics from Indiana University. She’s passionate about teaching courses in research methods, statistics, and statistical software. Catalina’s research focuses on studying how caregivers support the development of children's attentional control and language. She implements multilevel modeling techniques to investigate the moment-to-moment dynamics of shared joint visual engagement, as well as the quality of the language input, influencing infant learning and sustained attention at multiple timescales.

Course information last modified: 22 Apr 2024, 13:26