Dawn Teare

BSc, MSc, PhD

Population Health, School of Medicine and Population Health

Honorary Professor


I graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Statistics and Computer Science, followed by an MSc in Statistics from the University of Sheffield. On completion of my PhD entitled 'Modelling familial cancer risk' and awarded by the University of Manchester I accepted a post-doctoral position at the University of Cambridge. In 2001 I returned to Sheffield to join the Mathematical Modelling and Genetic Epidemiology Group based at the Medical School. In 2009 I moved to the Health Services Research section in ScHARR.

Research interests
  • Statistical analysis of complex interventions
  • Epidemiology and risk prediction
  • Biomedical statistics and genetic epidemiology

Current projects

  • NIHR PDG RECOLLECT: to develop a fidelity indicator, identify mechanisms of action and characterise the casemix of Recovery Colleges. (PI: Professor Mike Slade) 2017 £100,882.
  • NIHR PHR A Randomised Controlled Trial Examining the Effect of LEGO (I-Socialise) (PI: Professor Barry Wright) 2017-2021 £607,286 (to UoS)
  • NIHR HTA ASPECT - A non inferiority randomised controlled trial comparing the clinical and cost effectiveness of single session treatment with multi-session CBT in children with specific phobias. (PI: Professor Barry Wright) 2016-2021 £822,000 (to UoS)
  • NIHR PHR Enhancing Social-Emotional Health and Wellbeing in the Early Years: A Community-based Randomised Controlled Trial (and Economic) Evaluation of the Incredible Years Infant and Toddler (0-2) Parenting Programmes (PI: Professor Tracey Bywater) 2015-2020 £1,870,484.
Teaching activities
  • ScHARR Director of Learning and Teaching
  • Module lead for MAS6061: Statistical Methods in Epidemiology (MSc in Statistics with Medical Applications)
Professional activities and memberships
  • Co-Lead of the NIHR Statistics Group
  • Fellow of Royal Statistical Society Medical Section
  • Independent statistician member on several data and safety monitoring committees