Dr Yinghui Wei
Associate Professor of Statistics
School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
- Applied statistics
- Statistical methodology
- Clinical trials
- Observational studies
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FHEA, Higher Education Academy, 2014
Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, University of Plymouth, UK; 2014
PhD in Statistics, School of Mathematics, University of Manchester, UK; 2008
MSc in Statistics (with Distinction), School of Mathematics, University of Manchester, UK; 2004
BSc in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Northwest University, China; 2003
Associate Professor of Statistics, University of Plymouth, UK; 2019 - Present
Lecturer in Statistics, University of Plymouth, UK; 2013 - 2019
Investigator Scientist, Medical Research Council, UK; 2009 - 2013
Research Fellow (Welcome Trust), University of Nottingham, UK; 2008 -2009
Roles on external bodies
Staff serving as external examiners
2019, External PhD Examiner, University of Liverpool
My primary research interest is in developing statistical methodology with a focus on the application to medicine, clinical trials, observational studies and evidence synthesis. Specific areas include,
- Bayesian inference
- Modelling and analysis of infectious diseases (including Cowpox virus, healthcare-associated infection)
- Meta-analysis and systematic reviews
- Multivariate meta-analysis (including multiple outcomes, multiple treatments and diagnostic tests)
- Survival analysis
Research degrees awarded to supervised students
Grants & contracts
Externally funded projects:
2021 London Mathematical Society: Women in Mathematics Day, Lead Applicant.
2020 – 2022 China Scholarship Council: Joint Training of Doctoral Students in Statistical Science with Yunnan University, Joint Supervisor.
2020 – 2024 University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust and EPSRC DTP funded PhD Studentship: "Using big data to develop and validate clinical prediction models for survival outcomes in kidney transplant", Project PI/Primary Supervisor.
2018 – 2020 GlaxoSmithKline: “An assessment of the sensitivity to change of a scale to measure quality of life in patients with severe asthma”. Co-I.
2018 – 2019 GlaxoSmithKline: “Further validation of a scale to measure quality of life in patients with severe asthma”. Co-I.
2016 – 2018 NIHR RfPB (PB-PG-0215-36117): “A systematic review of physical activity for alcohol and substance use disorders: evidence synthesis with stakeholder engagement to formulate practical recommendations”. Co-I.
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Reports & invited lectures
2018 RSS South West Local Group Meeting Programme