Medical Statistics

Welcome to the medical statistics group at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine & Dentistry (PUPSMD). As a discipline, medical statistics is a fundamental component of medical and health-related research.

We are an enthusiastic and growing group of medical statisticians, with a broad range of knowledge, skills and experience. We undertake research, commercial projects, training/consultancy and teaching, within our organisation and beyond. We also have strong links with the statistics group within the School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics at Plymouth University.

We are proud to have run the Down’s syndrome screening Quality Assurance Support Service (DQASS) since its inception in 2006. Our research projects are in collaboration with clinicians and health researchers across the South West Peninsula and further afield. We have responsibility for the statistical design, programming and analyses of clinical trials (many in collaboration with the UKCRC registered Peninsula Clinical Trials Unit) and other studies, including the internationally-renowned Earlybird study. We also host the ALLSTAT service; a UK-based worldwide email broadcast system for the statistical community.

We develop and deliver teaching to undergraduate and postgraduate students within PUPSMD and other health-related courses at Plymouth University. We also run statistics consultancy clinics associated with our teaching, as well as for local NHS staff.

We are particularly keen to encourage and nurture talented and enthusiastic junior statisticians. We do this by offering paid summer internships, training grade posts for recent graduates, including the opportunity to study part-time for an MSc in statistics and PhD opportunities.

Siobhan Creanor
Associate Professor (Reader) in Clinical Trials & Medical Statistics