Stephanie Hubbard

Associate Professor of Medical Statistics


Department of Health Sciences
University of Leicester
George Davies Centre, University Road
Leicester, LE1 7RH


Tel: +44 (0)116 229 7264



PhD, University of Leicester

MSc in Medical Statistics & IT, University of Leicester

BSc Hons Mathematics

Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)



Joint (75%) course director for the MSc in Medical Statistics

Deputy Director of Learning and Teaching for School of Medicine PGT courses

Senior Tutor for Health Sciences PGT

Departmental AccessAbility tutor

Member of the departmental EDI group


Teaching Interests:

  • Fundamentals of Medical and Bio Statistics
  • Clinical Trials
  • Statistical Computing (Stata, R, WinBUGS and SAS)
  • Multilevel Modelling
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Advanced Evidence Synthesis


I organises and supervise MSc projects and run workshops on: consultancy skills, report writing and presentation skills.



My research interests are in the area of evidence synthesis for the evaluation of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of complex interventions, particularly in public health.


Current PhD students and Research Fellows:

Ellesha Smith

Rebecca Linnett

Molly Wells

Athena Sheppard (second supervisor)


Recent Publications:

Smith, E. A., Cooper, N. J., Sutton, A. J., Abrams, K. R., & Hubbard, S. J. (2021). A review of the quantitative effectiveness evidence synthesis methods used in public health intervention guidelines. BMC Public Health, 21(1). doi:10.1186/s12889-021-10162-8

Salmasi MY, Harky A, Chowdhury MF, Abdelnour A, Benjafield A, Suker F, Hubbard SJ, Vohra HA. Should the mitral valve be repaired for moderate ischemic mitral regurgitation at the time of revascularization surgery? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Cardiac Surgery 33(7):374-384 (11 pages) 01 Jul 2018

KENDRICK, D., ABLEWHITE, J., ACHANA, F., BENFORD, P., CLACY, R., COFFEY, F., COOPER, N., COUPLAND, C., DEAVE, T., GOODENOUGH, T., HAWKINS, A., HAYES, M., HINDMARCH, P., HUBBARD, S., KAY, B., KUMAR, A., MAJSAK-NEWMAN, G., MCCOLL, E., MCDAID, L., MILLER, P., MULVANEY, C., PEEL, I., PITCHFORTH, E., READING, R., SARAMAGO, P., STEWART, J., SUTTON, A., TIMBLIN, C., TOWNER, E., WATSON, M., WYNN, P., YOUNG, B. and ZOU, K., 2017. Keeping Children Safe: a multicentre programme of research to increase the evidence base for preventing unintentional injuries in the home in the under-fives. Programme Grants for Applied Research, Programme Grants Appl Res, 5(14),

Achana, Felix, Sutton, Alex J, Kendrick, Denise, Hayes, Mike, Jones, David R, Hubbard, Stephanie J, Cooper, Nicola J.. A decision analytic model to investigate the cost-effectiveness of poisoning prevention practices in households with young children. BMC Public Health, 2016, Vol.16.

Salmasi MY, Acharaya M, Humayun N, Baskaran D, Hubbard S, Vohra H. Is valve repair preferable to valve replacement in ischaemic mitral regurgitation? A systematic review and meta-analysis. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery 2016; doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezw053.

Achana, F. A.; Sutton, Alex J.; Kendrick, D.; Wynn, P.; Young, B.; Jones, David R.; Hubbard, Stephanie J.; Cooper, Nicola J.. The effectiveness of different interventions to promote poison prevention behaviours in households with children: a network meta-analysis. PLoS One, 2015, 10 (3), p. e0121122

Hubbard S, Cooper N, Kendrick D, Young B, Wynn PM, He Z, Miller P, Achana F, Sutton A. Network Meta-analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions to prevent falls in children under 5. Inj Prev doi:10.1136/injuryprev-2013-041135.

Achana F, Hubbard S, Sutton A, Kendrick D, Cooper N. An exploration of synthesis methods in public health evaluations of interventions concludes that the use of modern statistical methods would be beneficial. J Clin Epidemiol 2014;67(4):376-390. (Joint first author)

Achana F, Cooper N, Bujkiewicz S, Hubbard S, Kendrick D, Jones, DR, Sutton A. Network meta-analysis of multiple outcome measures accounting for borrowing of information across outcomes. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2014, 14:92

Kendrick D, Wynn P, Mulvaney C, Watson MC, Coupland C, Young B, Mason-Jones A, Ilyas N, Achana F, Cooper N, Hubbard S, Sutton A, Smith S. Home safety education and provision of safety equipment for injury prevention (Review). Evidence-based child health : a Cochrane review journal 2013;8(3):761.

Kendrick D, Wynn P, Mulvaney C, Watson M, Coupland C, Young B, Mason-Jones A, Ilyas N, Achana F, Cooper N, Hubbard S, Sutton A, Smith S. Home safety education and provision of safety equipment for injury prevention. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews. 2012;9:CD005014.
































































































































































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