Mr Paul T Seed
MSc CStat CSci
Senior lecturer in Medical Statistics
Division of Women’s Health, King’s College London and King’s Health Partners
10th Floor, North Wing, STH
Westminster Bridge Road,
London SE1 7EH
Tel +44 (0) 20 7188 3642
Fax +44 (0) 20 7620 1227
Paul moved into medical research after a career teaching mathematics and statistics at secondary level and pre-University; qualified with an MSc in medical statistics from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in 1991; and since then has worked at KCL, first in the Department of Primary Care & Public Health Sciences (with which he maintains a link), and since 2000 in the Division of Women’s Health.
Initially, Paul was mainly a consulting statistician, supporting any clinical academic researcher at St Thomas’ Hospital, and serving on the St Thomas’ Research Ethics Committee. This brought him into contact with a wide variety of project types across all medical disciplines, and served as a practical training in applied medical statistics.
Paul then moved to the Maternal & Fetal Research Unit, to work first on the Vitamins in Pregnancy (VIP) study, and more recently on a wide range of obstetric research questions. Paul continues to provide support regarding study design (particularly sample size & power), data analysis, and interpretation & reporting of results.
statistical & Methodological
sample size & study design
composite screening and diagnostic tests
analysis of growth data
comparison of measurement techniques
diet and pregnancy
PhD students/staff/ groups associated with
Professor Lucilla Poston
Professor Andy Shennan
Dr Lucy Chappell
Professor Anne Greenough
Professor TAB Saunders
Dr Dharmintra Pasupathy
Dr Mark Ashworth
Dr Patrick White
Dr Susan Bewley
Dr Rachel Tribe
Dr Eugene Oteng-Ntim
Main Research group
Pregnancy, Fetal Wellbeing and Childbirth
(Also Maternal Health Policy, Services and Public Health Research)
Proposed research interest subgroup
Paul Seed, Dharmintra Pasupathy, Lucy Chappell
Ashworth M, Schofield P, Doran T, Cookson R, Sutton M, Seed PT, Howe A, Fleetcroft R. The Public Health Impact score: a new measure of public health effectiveness for general practices in England. Br J Gen Pract. 2013;63(609):e291-9.
Abbott DS, Radford SK, Seed PT, Tribe RM, Shennan AH. Evaluation of a quantitative fetal fibronectin test for spontaneous preterm birth in symptomatic women. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Feb;208(2):122.e1-6.
Chandiramani M, Seed PT, Orsi NM, Ekbote UV, Bennett PR, Shennan AH, Tribe RM. Limited relationship between cervico-vaginal fluid cytokine profiles and cervical shortening in women at high risk of spontaneous preterm birth. PLoS One. 2012;7(12):e5241
Schofield P, Baawuah F, Seed PT, Ashworth M. Managing hypertension in general practice: a cross-sectional study of treatment and ethnicity. Br J Gen Pract. 2012;62(603):e703-9.
Smout EM, Seed PT, Shennan AH. The use and accuracy of manual and electronic gestational age calculators. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2012;52(5):440-4.
Chappell LC, Gurung V, Seed PT, Chambers J, Williamson C, Thornton JG; PITCH Study Consortium. Ursodeoxycholic acid versus placebo, and early term delivery versus expectant management, in women with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy: semifactorial randomised clinical trial. BMJ. 2012;344:e3799.