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Research Fellow

Job Title
Assistant Professor (Research Focussed)
Centre for Educational Development, Appraisal and Research
Research Interests

My research interests are broadly the application and development of statistical methodology to real applied problems. I have specific areas of interest in: Bayesian methods and computational statistics.


My career as a statistician has allowed me to work in difference disciplines, starting in methods development in extreme weather predictions, medical screening and clinical trials, before progressing to applied work in psychology. Between October 2008 and July 2009, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher for the Fetal Medicine Foundation. This role looked at novel pre-natal screening algorithms for Down's Syndrome and Pre-eclampsia. I held the role of Senior Research Fellow in Applied Statistics at the Centre for Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Biomarkers, Peninsula school of Medicine and Dentistry (Plymouth and Exeter Universities). My role was supported by a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Grant entitled "Clinical Trials Methods in Neurodegenerative Diseases", where I was senior statistical modeller and method development researcher. The focus of this research was the development of statistical models within a Bayesian framework that showed individual differences in patient's disease trajectories (stratified medicine). In January 2014, I moved to Oxford University to work on the Wellcome Language and Reading Project as a statistician in Professor Maggie Snowling group (CRL, University of Oxford). Following completion of this project, I moved to OSCCI (Prof. Dorothy Bishop's research group) and worked on a diverse range of projects, in behavioural, genetics and neuroimaging studies. I joined CIDD at Warwick University in September 2021 as an Applied Statistician. I will be working on randomised controlled trials, observational studies, and research methods. I have additional interests in open science and reproducible research practices.

Title Funder Award start Award end
Standard Teen Triple P for parents/carers of 11-15 year olds at the edge-of-care: A Randomised Controlled Trial with internal pilot (Full Application, outline 73702) Youth Endowment Fund 01 Feb 2023 31 Oct 2026
Digital Health Participation of People with Intellectual Disabilities: A Longitudinal Modelling and Digital Diary Study - (University of Wolverhampton Leading) (original 73330) National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), School of Social Care Research NIHR 01 May 2023 31 Dec 2025
A digital parent skills training programme for parents of children with intellectual disabilities - NIHR HTA Application Acceleration Award ? adaptation and assessment of digital technologies for social care commissioning brief National Institute for Health Research (NIHR DoH) 01 Jan 2024 31 Dec 2024
Coronavirus and people with learning disabilities study: UK Survey Wave 4 National Institute for Health Research (NIHR DoH) 01 May 2022 30 Apr 2023