The Biostatistics team pages give more details for each member of the team.  The principal themes reflected in our developing research programme are:

  • Development and use of methods for meta-analysis and synthesis of evidence:
    • an integrated approach to publication and related biases, heterogeneity and primary study quality in meta-analysis,
    • generalised synthesis of evidence (including synthesis of evidence from a variety of study types and sources),
    • comprehensive decision modelling and ‘chain of evidence’ methods (including health economic as well as clinical effectiveness data)
    • extension of expected value of information methods for research prioritisation, and synthesis-based design of future studies.
  • Development and application of appropriately realistic and (if necessary) complex models in health services research and health technology assessment, often based on use of Bayesian statistical methods.
  • Development of statistical aspects of
    • relative survival methods, and
    • health economic data analysis (including aspects of  missing and censored data).  


Members of the group also continue to run and  provide the majority of the teaching on the MSc in Medical Statistics, which has been running for almost 30 years.


In addition to the statisticians forming the Biostatistics team, there are several other statisticians working in other groups in the Department, and their details will be found under the headings of their groups.

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