Medical statistics is a fundamental component of most medical and health-related research. The overarching aim of our work is the improvement of health through research and enterprise activities. Staff in the medical statistics group collaborate with local, national and international research groups to undertake high-quality research.
The Medical Statistics group carries out both methodological and applied research of international standing. Current areas of interest include risk assessment and screening; the design and analyses of clinical trials, many of which are managed by the UKCRC-registered Peninsula Clinical Trials Unit (PenCTU); and the design and analyses of longitudinal studies (e.g. the EarlyBird project).
As well as being collaborators on a number of large, funded studies, we are also keen to undertake research related to the application of methodology to medical statistics.