Dr Kate Ren BSc (York), MPhil (Cantab), PhD (Sheffield)


University of Sheffield
Regent Court, 30 Regent Street
Sheffield, S1 4DA

Office: 1012/13

Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 0696
Fax: (+44) (0)114 222 0749

E-mail: s.ren@sheffield.ac.uk



I joined HEDS in 2011 after completing a PhD in Probability and Statistics specialising in Bayesian methods in clinical trial design at the University Of Sheffield. I specialise in the development and application of Bayesian method in health economics, and the elicitation of experts' beliefs. 

Research interests 

  • Bayesian statistics in clinical trials and health economics
  • Network meta-analysis
  • Extrapolate time-to-event data
  • Eliciting probability distributions
  • Value of information analysis

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests lie in medical statistics and evidence synthesis.

Current/recent Projects

  • Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS): behaviour modification interventions in primary care settings
  • Infliximab, adalimumab and golimumab for treating moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis after the failure of conventional therapy: Clinical effectiveness systematic review and economic model
  • Methods for the use of non-randomised studies in evidence synthesis

Extended List of Publications

Journal articles