Biostatistics PhD, MD, and MPhil Supervisors

Professor Keith Abrams

  • Development and Application of Bayesian Methods in Healthcare Evaluation
  • Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis
  • Joint Modelling of Longitudinal and Time-to-Event Data

Dr Sylwia Bujkiewicz

  • Methods for multi-parameter evidence synthesis
  • Bayesian methods in healthcare evaluation
  • Bayesian evidence synthesis for surrogate endpoints evaluation
  • Statistical methods in Health Technology Assessment

Professor Nicola Cooper

  • Interface and Integration of Medical Statistics and Health Economics
  • Methods for Statistical Modelling of Cost Data
  • Integration of Evidence Synthesis within a Decision-Modelling Context
  • Handling of Missing Data in Economic Evaluations Conducted Alongside Clinical Trials
  • Application of Bayesian Statistical Methods to the above

Dr Michael Crowther

  • The joint modelling of longitudinal and survival data
  • Survival analysis, particularly parametric approaches to multi-state survival analysis
  • Meta-analysis
  • Statistical software development

Dr Laura Gray

  • Design and Analysis of Randomised Clinical Trials (particularly cluster trials and those of complex interventions)
  • Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis
  • Prognostic model Development and Validation (see the Leicester Practice Risk Score)

Dr Paul Lambert

  • Relative Survival Methods, in particular Modelling of Excess Mortality
  • Meta-Analysis and Research Synthesis
  • Hierarchical Models
  • Use of Bayesian Methods in Medical Statistics
  • Statistical Modelling of Cost Data and Cost Effectiveness Analysis


Dr Rupert Major

· Prognostic Model Development and Validation

· Clinical Implementation of Prognostic Models

· Application of Novel Biostatistical Models to Kidney Data

Dr Mark Rutherford

  • Methods for Analysing Population-Based Cancer Data
  • Relative Survival Methods
  • Modelling and Projecting Cancer Incidence

Professor Alex Sutton

  • Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review Methods
  • Multi-Parameter Evidence Synthesis Including Network Meta-Analysis
  • Statistical Methods in Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment
  • Graphical Methods For Displaying Statistical Information

Dr Michael Sweeting

  • Joint modelling of longitudinal and time-to-event data
  • Prognostic model development and validation
  • Health economic decision modelling
  • Design and analysis of randomised controlled trials
  • Evidence synthesis and meta-analysis

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