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Biography

I joined King’s College London (KCL) in October 2016. Previously, I was based in Cardiff University where I led the Masters in Public Health programme and contributed to research for the Centre for Trials research. Prior to this role, I was a research fellow at the Cancer Research Clinical Trials Unit in Birmingham University. I hold a BSc in Statistics from Reading University, MSc in Medical Statistics from Southampton University (2001) and PhD from Reading University (2005). Throughout the early part of my career, I worked in the pharmaceutical Industry with GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, and Quintiles. Currently, I am the affiliated lead for the King's Clinical Trials Unit’s Mental Health Statistics Group at KCL’s Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience. I am also the methodological lead and Senior Statistician to 12 studies with collaborators based at KCL, King’s College Hospital, Cardiff University, and Glasgow University.  

Research Interests:

  • I lead a group who explore the impact of technology and devices in children.  
  • I have a long standing interest in the methodology that underpin cluster randomised controlled trials. 
  • Methods that underpin synthesis for systematic reviews of non-randomised controlled studies  

Teaching:

I lead the “Statistics, Epidemiology and research methods” module, which is worth 30 credit for the MSc in Clinical Neuroscience. I also supervise MSc and undergraduate projects.  

Expertise and Public Engagement:

  • Regular contributor to expert opinion articles in various national and international newspapers  
  • Public speaker on the impact of technology on the mental and physical health of children and young adults 
  • Cochrane Dermatology Group Statistics Editor