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Biostatistics and Health Informatics

About Biostatistics

The Institute has had a dedicated Biostatistics department since 1964, opened then as the Biometrics Unit by Professor A.E. Maxwell and now headed by Professor Sabine Landau.

The Department develops methodology, collaborates widely and trains students and staff in research to understand and improve mental health. This is challenging but rewarding work with our contribution being recognised in more than 60 papers a year and numerous grant awards. Areas of particularly strong methodology include generalized structural equation modelling (www.gllamm.org), causal analysis and cluster analysis. Areas of strong collaboration include autism, chronic fatigue and eating disorders. We provide both introductory and advanced training in applied statistical methodology.

We receive significant support from the NIHR Mental Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health, NIHR and Wellcome Trust Fellowship schemes and from the MRC Methodology Research Panel.

The Department also hosts the Institute's UKCRC accredited King's Clinical Trials Unit which provides randomisation, data management, trial management and statistical analysis for a growing portfolio of both single and multi-centre trials.

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