Dr Jessica Forsyth

Population Health, School of Medicine and Population Health

Research Associate in Statistics

Jessica Forsyth
Jessica Forsyth
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Dr Jessica Forsyth
Population Health, School of Medicine and Population Health
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
S1 4DA

I joined HEDS in September 2023 as a Research Associate in Statistics.

Prior to this I was an EPSRC funded Research Associate in Applied Mathematics at the University of Manchester. I researched the mathematical modelling of tendon mechanics and the use of Bayesian data selection when fitting mathematical models.

I completed my PhD in Quantitative and Biophysical biology at the University of Manchester in August 2022. My PhD was funded by the Wellcome Trust and I researched the role of cell microenvironment and architecture within mammalian preimplantation. During my PhD, I developed a Bayesian approach to facilitate point registration between imaging modalities in the presence of non-matching points which cannot be identified a priori. During my PhD I used Bayesian and statistical methods, developed user-friendly analysis pipelines as well as gaining hands-on experience in the lab.


PhD (University of Manchester), MPhys (University of Sheffield)

Research interests

- Using mathematical modelling and statistical analyses to address and research biological/health related problems
- Applied Bayesian statistics
- Development of specialised prior distributions
- Cross-disciplinary research and the development of innovative solutions to complex real-data problems
- Making statistical analyses and mathematical approaches accessible to all


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