Research themes

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 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.

Our research can be grouped into 4 main themes:

  • HTA and economic decision modelling
  • Clinical trials and economic evaluation
  • Modelling observational data
  • Survival analysis

and 2 cross-cutting themes:

  • Transfer of methods into practice  
  • Health data science