Saleema Selwiyn Rex

School of Health and Related Research

PGR student

Saleema Rex

I am a PhD student, evaluating statistical methods that can be used to obtain treatment effect estimates from complex causal mechanisms using cancer registry data by emulating target trial(s). This PhD is jointly funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research (YCR) and BresMed Health Solutions Ltd. My supervisors are Dr Nick Latimer, Prof Ron Akehurst and Mr Mike Bradburn.

I worked as a Statistician/Research Associate in the Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU), University of Sheffield and as a Research Fellow - Statistician in York Trials Unit after completing an MSc in Medical Statistics from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in Oct 2018. Prior to that, I worked in Sheffield CTRU as a Data Specialist for three years and preceding that as Data Management Officer for three years. I also have experience working as a Data Analyst Programmer for five years. In addition to my master’s degree, my qualifications include a Graduate Certificate in Statistics, P.G. Diploma in Computing, and a B.A. in Communicative English. ­­­­


MSc in Medical Statistics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), London. Oct 2018.

Graduate Certificate in Statistics, The University of Sheffield, UK. Jun 2014

PG Diploma in Computing for Commerce and Industry, The Open university, UK. Jul 2008

BA Communicative English, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. Jun 1998

Research interests

PhD title: Evaluating the use of causal inference methods for the analysis of cancer registry data.

I have an interest in causal inference and the use of routine data in clinical research.


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