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Matthew Grainge

Associate Professor in Medical Statistics, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



Dr Matthew Grainge achieved his BSc in Statistics at Reading University and his MSc in Medical Statistics at the University of Leicester, before going on to complete his PhD on the topic of cervical screening and human papillomavirus at the University of Nottingham.

Expertise Summary


Medical statistics, clinical trials methodology, systematic reviews, use of primary care databases

Teaching Summary

Module convenor:

  • Data Organisation and Management in Epidemiology: a practical course using Stata - Master of Public Health and MPH (International Health)
  • Research Methods - BMedSci Year 3 Medical Undergraduates
  • BMedSci Honours year homebase coordinator for Epidemiology and Public Health


University administration

  • Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Honours Year Group Member

Research Summary

Dr Grainge has developed a successful program of research in the areas of database and cancer epidemiology. His main research interests are:

  • Use of linked routine healthcare databases to carry out research in many areas of clinical epidemiology, in particular cancer, haematology, rheumatology and dermatology
  • Using prospective data from these databases to identify transient risk factors for venous thromboembolism (VTE) in high risk groups (e.g. people with cancer, pregnant women and inflammatory bowel disease patients)
  • Cancer screening, chemoprevention and early diagnosis.
  • Adoption of novel methodological techniques in the design and analysis of data from clinical trials, observational studies and systematic reviews

Selected Publications

  • Statistical Editor - Cochrane Skin Group
  • Fellow - Royal Statistical Society
  • Panel member for Research for Patient Benefit (East Midlands Regional Advisory Committee)

School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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