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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, electronic health data, diagnostic test accuracy

Teaching Summary

Module convenor:

  • Data Organisation and Management in Epidemiology - Master of Public Health (Global Health)
  • Evidence Based Medicine - Year 3 BMedSci
  • Homebase coordinator for year 3 BMedSci dissertation projects


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 area of database epidemiology. His main research interests are:

  • Use of electronic healthcare datasets to carry out research in clinical epidemiology, in particular the areas of haematology, rheumatology, oncology 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
  • Member of the Cochrane Diagnostic Test Accuracy Editorial team
  • Fellow - Royal Statistical Society

School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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