I joined the University of Leicester in 2006 from De Montfort University. I am currently an Associate Professor of Biostatistics on a teaching focussed post based in the School of Medicine but my research is conducted in the Department of Population Health Sciences.
I am Programme Director for the MSc in Medical Statistics, a post I share with another member of the Biostatistics research group. I have been Director of Education for the PGT courses in the Department of Population Health Sciences and School of Medicine since 2020 and a member of the Department of Population Health Sciences Management and Strategic Advisory group.
Most of my teaching is on the MSc in Medical Statistics but I also teach on other masters courses and provide statistics training for PGR students.
My research interests are in the area of evidence synthesis and cost-effectiveness analysis, particularly in the area of complex public health intervention evaluation.
Wells, M., Bujkiewicz, S. & Hubbard, S.J. Using threshold analysis to assess the robustness of public health intervention recommendations from network meta-analyses: application to accident prevention in households with children under five. BMC Public Health 22, 966 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-022-13377-5
Smith, E. A., Cooper, N. J., Sutton, A. J., Abrams, K. R., & Hubbard, S. J. (2021). A review of the quantitative effectiveness evidence synthesis methods used in public health intervention guidelines. BMC Public Health, 21(1). doi:10.1186/s12889-021-10162-8
Salmasi MY, Harky A, Chowdhury MF, Abdelnour A, Benjafield A, Suker F, Hubbard SJ, Vohra HA. Should the mitral valve be repaired for moderate ischemic mitral regurgitation at the time of revascularization surgery? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Cardiac Surgery 33(7):374-384 (11 pages) 01 Jul 2018
KENDRICK, D., ABLEWHITE, J., ACHANA, F., BENFORD, P., CLACY, R., COFFEY, F., COOPER, N., COUPLAND, C., DEAVE, T., GOODENOUGH, T., HAWKINS, A., HAYES, M., HINDMARCH, P., HUBBARD, S., KAY, B., KUMAR, A., MAJSAK-NEWMAN, G., MCCOLL, E., MCDAID, L., MILLER, P., MULVANEY, C., PEEL, I., PITCHFORTH, E., READING, R., SARAMAGO, P., STEWART, J., SUTTON, A., TIMBLIN, C., TOWNER, E., WATSON, M., WYNN, P., YOUNG, B. and ZOU, K., 2017. Keeping Children Safe: a multicentre programme of research to increase the evidence base for preventing unintentional injuries in the home in the under-fives. Programme Grants for Applied Research, Programme Grants Appl Res, 5(14), https://www.journalslibrary.nihr.ac.uk/pgfar/pgfar05140/#/abstract.
Achana, Felix, Sutton, Alex J, Kendrick, Denise, Hayes, Mike, Jones, David R, Hubbard, Stephanie J, Cooper, Nicola J.. A decision analytic model to investigate the cost-effectiveness of poisoning prevention practices in households with young children. BMC Public Health, 2016, Vol.16.
Salmasi MY, Acharaya M, Humayun N, Baskaran D, Hubbard S, Vohra H. Is valve repair preferable to valve replacement in ischaemic mitral regurgitation? A systematic review and meta-analysis. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery 2016; doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezw053.
Achana, F. A.; Sutton, Alex J.; Kendrick, D.; Wynn, P.; Young, B.; Jones, David R.; Hubbard, Stephanie J.; Cooper, Nicola J.. The effectiveness of different interventions to promote poison prevention behaviours in households with children: a network meta-analysis. PLoS One, 2015, 10 (3), p. e0121122
Hubbard S, Cooper N, Kendrick D, Young B, Wynn PM, He Z, Miller P, Achana F, Sutton A. Network Meta-analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions to prevent falls in children under 5. Inj Prev doi:10.1136/injuryprev-2013-041135.
Achana F, Hubbard S, Sutton A, Kendrick D, Cooper N. An exploration of synthesis methods in public health evaluations of interventions concludes that the use of modern statistical methods would be beneficial. J Clin Epidemiol 2014;67(4):376-390. (Joint first author)
Achana F, Cooper N, Bujkiewicz S, Hubbard S, Kendrick D, Jones, DR, Sutton A. Network meta-analysis of multiple outcome measures accounting for borrowing of information across outcomes. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2014, 14:92
Kendrick D, Wynn P, Mulvaney C, Watson MC, Coupland C, Young B, Mason-Jones A, Ilyas N, Achana F, Cooper N, Hubbard S, Sutton A, Smith S. Home safety education and provision of safety equipment for injury prevention (Review). Evidence-based child health : a Cochrane review journal 2013;8(3):761.
Kendrick D, Wynn P, Mulvaney C, Watson M, Coupland C, Young B, Mason-Jones A, Ilyas N, Achana F, Cooper N, Hubbard S, Sutton A, Smith S. Home safety education and provision of safety equipment for injury prevention. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews. 2012;9:CD005014.
Developing a career as a medical statistician
Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and registered as a course accreditation assessor.
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
External Examiner for the BSc Hons Mathematics at De Montfort University
I am a personal tutor for MSc and UG students
For many years I have been a member of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity group for the Department of Population Health Sciences supporting the Department and then College Silver Athena Swan Award and promoting activities to staff and students.