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The Group

Quantitative thinking is fundamental to most medical research, and the Medical Statistics Group collaborates with all areas of ScHARR, and with the other Schools in the Faculty of Medicine, and with the wider medical research community.

The Medical Statistics Group (MSG) aims to:

  • Develop and maintain a strong portfolio of research in statistical areas relevant to medical and health related research.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop and deliver high quality research, that is recognised both nationally and internationally.
  • Develop and deliver excellent quality research-informed teaching relevant to today's students, at undergraduate, postgraduate and professional development levels.
  • To contribute to the corporate aims of ScHARR, Faculty and the University and engage with the wider external community in a manner that will benefit the group, ScHARR and the University.

The Group operates in the three main areas of research, teaching and consultancy.

Group Director: Professor Steven A Julious

Group Deputy Director: Dr Dawn Teare

The Medical Statistics Group is located within the Design, Trials & Statistics Section

Latest Publications

Cook JA, Julious SA, Sones W, Rothwell JC, Ramsay CR, Hampson LV, Emsley R, Walters SJ, Hewitt C, Bland M, Fergusson DA, Berlin JA, Altman D & Vale LD. (2017). Choosing the target difference ('effect size') for a randomised controlled trials DELTA2 guidance protocol. Trials 2017 18:271.

Griffiths PD, Bradburn M, Campbell MJ, Connolly DJA, Cooper CL, Jarvis D, Kilby MD, Mason G, Mooney C, Robson SC, Wailoo A, MERIDIAN Collaborative Group. (2017). Change in diagnostic confidence brought about by using in utero MRI for fetal structural brain pathology: analysis of the MERIDIAN cohort. Clin Radiol. 2017 Jun;72(6):451-457.

Loban A, Mandefield L, Hind D & Bradburn M. (2017).  A randomised trial found online questionnaires supplemented by postal reminders generated a cost-effective and generalised sample but don't forget the reminders. J Clin Epidemiol.  Published online.

Walters SJ, Henriques-Cadby I, Bortolami O, Flight L, Hind D, Jacques RM, Knox C, Nadin B, Rothwell J, Surtees M, Julious SA. (2017) Recruitment and retention of participants in randomised controlled trials: a review of trials funded and published by the United Kingdom Health Technology Assessment Programme.  BMJ Open 2017; 7.

Teaching

The Medical Statistics Group aims to develop and deliver excellent quality research-informed teaching relevant to today's students, at undergraduate, postgraduate and professional development levels.

The statisticians' in the Medical Statistics Group teach and examine across the whole range of ScHARR´s teaching activities.

Please click here for more information on the key courses we teach.

Current Research Projects

NIHR Research Methods Fellowship.  Developing performance indicators for Emergency Departments.  Nicholl J and Jacques RM. £97,000. 2017.

NIHR Research Methods Fellowship.  Assessing feasibility in publicly funded trials.  Goodacre S and Julious SJ. £95,000. 2016.

Adaptive Design Clinical Trials and their Impact on the Health Economic Analysis of Healthcare Technologies. Flight L. £215,709. 2016.