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PhD Graduates

Dr Mouna Akacha (2011)

Mouna joined the statistical Methodology Group of Novartis Pharma AG as a consultant and is based in Basel, Switzerland. In this role Mouna provides internal advice for clinical projects across all development phases and therapeutic areas. One key aspect of her work is to make complex statistical problems and methods accessible to a wider audience. In addition, she is engaged in developing and implementing innovative statistical methods for clinical projects. Her role also includes training of internal statisticians and collaborations with external statistical centres and researchers.

Mouna has a wide range of research interests including topics on missing data, longitudinal data, recurrent event data and dose-finding studies.

Dr Jennifer Rogers (2011)

Jen joined the Department of Medical Statistics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine as a Research Fellow in May 2011 and was promoted to Lecturer in October 2013. Since joining the School her research has mainly focussed on developing and implementing appropriate methodology for the analysis of repeat hospitalisations in patients with heart failure. She was awarded a three year NIHR Post-Doctoral Fellowship in September 2013 for a project titled 'Analysis of Recurrent Events in Clinical Trials'.

Dr Ben Cowling (2004)

Dr Cowling graduated in 2004 with a PhD in survival analysis from the Department of Statistics at the University of Warwick. He then worked at Imperial College London before moving to the School of Public Health at the University of Hong Kong. Building on his statistical training he has developed a career as an infection disease epidemiologist, focussing on the epidemiology of influenza and other respiratory virus infections in humans. In 2013, Dr Cowling was promoted to Associate Professor and appointed as Head of the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Public Health HKU.