Dr Kara Stevens
Research Fellow in Medical Statistics
Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences)
I am a statistician within the Medical Statistics group. Part of my role consists of the planning and analysis of clinical trials, statistical consultancy, as well as assisting on courses for undergraduate and postgraduate medical students.
PhD Statistics - Bristol University (2013)
MRes Statistics (Distinction) - Bristol University (2008)
MSc Statistics with Applications in Medicine (Distinction) - University of Southampton (2006)
BSc (Hons.) Mathematics and Statistics (1st Class) - University of Plymouth (2005)Employment
2016 - present Research Fellow, Plymouth University Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry.
2015 - 2016 Research Fellow, School of Life Sciences, University of Lincoln.
2013 - 2015 Heilbronn Research Fellow, School of Mathematics, University of Bristol.
2006 - 2007 Research Assistant, Epidemiology and Public Health, Medical School, University of Exeter.
Royal Statistical Society
Roles on external bodies
Expert reviewer for NIHR
Reviewer for BMJ open
I am a tutor on the EBP module for BMBS degree.
I am an internal examiner for MSc Data Science.
My previous research has included
- Time series analysis - in particular locally stationary wavelet processes.
- Chronic ageing diseases - using longitudinal studies to identify single nucleotide polymorphisms associated type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
- Animal behaviour - identifying environmental and behavioural characteristics associated with aggression in pigs.
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