Associate Professor in Medical Statistics, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
Following a BA in Geography and a PGCE, both at the University of Leicester, I taught Geography in secondary schools before moving to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where I studied for an MSc in Demography and Health. I completed my PhD at the University of Nottingham, before being appointed to Lecturer, and then Associate Professor, in Medical Statistics in the Division of Epidemiology and Public Health.
Epidemiology, medical statistics, large database research, policy evaluation, time series analysis.
I currently teach medical statistics and epidemiology on a number of modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. I co-convene the undergraduate course on Public Health and Epidemiology… read more
The majority of my work utilises my expertise in managing and analysing quantitative data, ranging from relatively small local survey datasets to extremely large datasets of routinely-collected… read more
Thorax International Journal of Respiratory Medicine - Statistical Editor (2012-2015)
Member of The Health Improvement Network (THIN) Scientific Review Committee (2011-2015)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
I currently teach medical statistics and epidemiology on a number of modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. I co-convene the undergraduate course on Public Health and Epidemiology taught to first year medical students, as well as a postgraduate course on Advanced Epidemiology.
I supervise undergraduate BMedSci students and taught postgraduate Master in Public Health students. I am currently supervising two PhD students who are exploring: patterns and perceptions of alcohol consumption in the transition to, and start of, university; and polycystic ovarian syndrome and reproductive health in Oman.
I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
The majority of my work utilises my expertise in managing and analysing quantitative data, ranging from relatively small local survey datasets to extremely large datasets of routinely-collected primary and secondary care medical data. With colleagues I have developed the use of time series analysis methods for evaluating the effectiveness of public health policies using these data sources. Current projects include:
- evaluation the effectiveness of a microfinance intervention on child health in rural India
- evaluation the effectiveness of restricted visiting arrangements in neonatal units on the incidence of respiratory infection
- use of routinely-recorded primary and secondary care data to study medium- and longer-term health outcomes in children born prematurely
- assessment of the economic costs of maternal smoking during pregnancy