Dr Kara Stevens
Research Fellow in Medical Statistics
Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)
I am a statistician within the Medical Statistics Group and a statistical advisor for the Research Design Services (RDS) Southwest. My main roles is to contribute to the design and analysis of clinical trials and observational studies, but also one of the providers for the statistical advice clinics. I teach on various undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the medical school.
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)
2020 - present Statistical Advisor, Research Design Services - Southwest
2016 - present Research Fellow, School of Medicine, University of Plymouth
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
Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society
Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy
Roles on external bodies
Expert reviewer for NIHR
Reviewer for BMJ open
Independent statistician for study oversight committees.
I am part of the team who delivers the Evidence Based Practice for the BMBS degree and MCR702 Applied Quantitative Methods.
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.
Key publications are highlightedJournals