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Professor Janet Peacock
Professor Janet Peacock

Professor Janet Peacock

  • Emeritus staff
  • Supervisors

Professor of Medical Statistics

School Lead for Development, Diversity & Inclusion .

Research subject areas

  • Population Health

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Janet leads Medical Statistics in the School of Population Health & Environmental Sciences. Her main research interests are in the use and extensions of statistical methods in epidemiological studies, and the communication of biostatistics to non-statisticians. Her clinical research includes paediatric studies, particularly preterm birth, cancer and other longterm conditions. Her main methodological interest is in making outcomes clinically meaningful and accessible to non-statisticians. She has written three biostatistics books for non-statistical researchers including the 'Oxford Handbook of Medical Statistics' and the new 2nd edition of 'Presenting Medical Statistics'.

Janet is School Lead for Development, Diversity & Inclusion and leads Athena SWAN and other equality-centred activities. She is co-lead for Data Analytics in GSTT/KCL NIHR Biomedical Research Centre.  She contributes to evaluations for NICE and NHS England that inform NHS policy decisions via King's Technology Evaluation Centre (KiTEC). She chairs the NIHR Statistics Group and was appointed a NIHR Senior Investigator in 2017. She is adjunct Professor at Dartmouth College, NH, USA.