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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: Dr Richard Jacques

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

Latest Publications

Flight L, Arshad F, Barnsley R, Patel K, Julious S, Brennan A & Todd S (2019) A Review of Clinical Trials With an Adaptive Design and Health Economic Analysis. Value in health : the journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, 22(4), 391-398.

Campbell M.J.(2019). Cluster randomised trials. The Medical Journal of Australia, 210(4), pp.154-156. doi: 10.5694/mja2.13001

Palmer R, Dimairo M, Cooper C, Enderby P, Brady M, Bowen A, Latimer N, Julious S, Cross E, Alshreef A, Harrison M, Bradley E, Witts H, Chater T. Self-managed, computerised speech and language therapy for patients with chronic aphasia post-stroke compared with usual care or attention control (Big CACTUS): a multicentre, single-blinded, randomised controlled trial. The Lancet Neurology 2019; 18(9):806-7.

Reale S, Simpson RM, Marr C, Carstairs SA, Cecil JE, Hetherington MM and Caton SJ. (2019) Snack portions sizes for preschool children are predicted by caregiver portion sizes, caregiver feeding practices and children's eating traits. Nutrients 2019, 11(12), 3020.

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.