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Sarah Lewis

Professor of Medical Statistics, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

Contact

  • workRoom C116 Clinical Sciences Building
    Nottingham City Hospital
    Hucknall Road
    Nottingham
    NG5 1PB
    UK
  • work0115 823 1387

Biography

Professor Sarah Lewis studied for her undergraduate degree in Maths with Statistics at the University of Nottingham, graduating in 1987. She then undertook some secondary school teaching before returning to Nottingham to study for her PhD in Respiratory Epidemiology.

Expertise Summary

Keywords:

statistical and epidemiological methodology, design and analysis of clinical trials, design and analysis of epidemiological studies

Teaching Summary

Professor Lewis teaches Statistics and Advanced Statistics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as supervising PhD students. She is the Course Director for the Masters in Applied… read more

Research Summary

Professor Lewis' current research interest is in various areas of tobacco control, including smoking cessation, harm reduction, and impact of tobacco control policy. Her work involves methodological… read more

Selected Publications

  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine - External Examiner for the Master's in Epidemiology
  • UK Centre of Tobacco Control - Co-applicant

Professor Lewis teaches Statistics and Advanced Statistics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as supervising PhD students. She is the Course Director for the Masters in Applied Epidemiology.

Current Research

Professor Lewis' current research interest is in various areas of tobacco control, including smoking cessation, harm reduction, and impact of tobacco control policy. Her work involves methodological input into clinical trials, analysis of national and international datasets to study the impact of tobacco control policy, for example the effects of mass media and smoke-free campaigns, and qualitative and quantitative studies looking at better ways of supporting smokers to stop smoking or to protect children from exposure to tobacco smoke.

Her other research interest is older people and she is involved in cohort and trials of interventions to support older people in times of acute medical crisis, and in studies of causes of falls in the elderly.

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She provides statistical input into the following trials:

  • SNAP- this trial involves assessing the effectiveness of nicotine replacement therapy, in pregnancy.
  • PORTSSS - This trial aims to compare different ways of providing support to people who use the NHS quit smoking telephone line.
  • LEAP - this trial aims to assess whether exercise can increase the chance of quitting smoking in pregnancy

School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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