Biostatistics research group

The Biostatistics Research Group specialises in the development, application and teaching of statistical methods in medical research with the ultimate aim of improving the health of the population. A particular strength of the group is the transferral of novel statistical methodology into practice through the development of software, use of novel methods in applied studies and teaching on specialist courses.

The group receive funding from numerous sources including Health Data Research UK, Medical Research Council, National Institute for Health Research, Cancer Research UK, British Heart Foundation


The group have a broad range of research interest across many areas of biostatistics, epidemiology and data science. We have collaborations across many clinical and related disciplines with particularly strong collaboration in cancer, cardiovascular disease, public health and diabetes.

For more details see Research Themes page


The Biostatistics Research Group teach on a number of courses within the University. Our main teaching responsibilities is on delivery of the MSc Medical Statistics, a course that has been running for over 30 years. We currently receive funding for studentships; see the course webpages for further details of the course and how to apply.

Please see the teaching page for full details of all the teaching we undertake and opportunities for short courses. 


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