Dr Yinghui Wei
Lecturer in Statistics
School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Lecturer in Statistics
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
Lecturer in Statistics, Plymouth University, UK; 2013 - Present
Investigator Scientist, Medical Research Council, UK; 2009-2013
Research Fellow (Welcome Trust), University of Nottingham, UK; 2008 -2009
Member of International Society of Clinical Biostatistics
Member of Cochrane Statistical Methods Group
Fellow of Royal Statistical Society
Fellow of Higher Education Academy
Roles on external bodies
Statistical Editor, Cochrane Developmental Psychosocial Learning Problems Group
Mathematical Sciences in Context (Module Leader)
Multivariate Statistics and Experimental Design (Experimental Design Part)
Medical Statistics (Module Leader)
Statistics for Psychology
SPSS (Graduate School)
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
Grants & contracts
Co-investigator, National Institute for Health Research, A systematic review of physical activity
for alcohol and substance use disorders: evidence synthesis with stakeholder engagement to formulate practical recommendations, start 2016.
Google Scholar Research Gate
Wei Y., Kypriaos T., O’Neill P.D., Huang S.S., Rifas-Shiman S.L. and Cooper B.S. (2016) Evaluating hospital infection control measures for antimicrobial-resistant pathogens using stochastic transmission models: application to vancomycin-resistant enterococci in intensive care units. Statistical Methods in Medical Research, in press. [Link]
Barlow J., Bergman H., Kornor H., Wei Y., and Bennett C. (2016) Group-based parent-training programmes for improving emotional and behavioral adjustment in children from birth to three years old. Cochrane Database of Systematic Review, Issue 7. [Link]
Barlow J., Bennett C., Midgley M., Soilli L., Wei Y. (2016) Parent-infant psychotherapy: a systematic review of the evidence for improving parental and infant mental health. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, in press. [Link]
Hollands G., Shemilt I., Marteau T.M., Jebb S.A., Lewis H.B., Wei Y., Higgins J.P., Ogilvie D. (2015) Portion, packing or tableware size for changing selection and consumption of food, alcohol and tobacco. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 9. [Link]
Wei Y., Royston P., Tierney J.F., Parmar, M.K. (2015) Meta-analysis of time-to-event outcomes from randomized clinical trials using restricted mean survival time: application to individual participant data. Statistics in Medicine, 34(21), 2881-2898. [Link]
Turner R.M., Jackson D., Wei Y., Thompson S.G., Higgins J.P. (2015) Predictive distributions for the between-study heterogeneity and methods for their application in Bayesian meta-analysis. Statistics in Medicine, 34(6), 984-998. [Link]
Mantzari E., Vogt F., Shemilt I., Wei Y., Higgins J.P., Marteau T.M. (2015) Personal financial incentives for changing habitual health-related behaviours: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Preventive Medicine, 75, 75-85. [Link]
Barlow J., Bennett C., Midgley M., Soilli L., Wei Y. (2015) Parent-infant psychotherapy for improving parental and infant mental health. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 1. [Link]
Xiong T., Turner R.M., Wei Y., Neal D.E., Lyratzopoulos Y., Higgins J.P. (2014) Comparative efficacy and safety of treatments for localized prostate cancer: an application of network meta-analysis. BMJ Open, Vol 4, issue 5. [Link]
Hollands G., Shemilt I., Marteau T.M., Jebb S.A., Lewis H.B., Wei Y., Higgins J.P., Ogilvie D. (2014) Portion, packing or tableware size for changing selection and consumption of food, alcohol and tobacco (protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 4. [Link]
Royston P., Wei Y., Tierney J.F., Parmar M.K. (2013) Analysis of survival data from trials with non-proportional hazards: an empirical comparison of methods. Trials, 14(Supp 1): O38. [Link]
Wei Y., Higgins J.P. (2013) Bayesian multivariate meta-analysis of multiple outcomes. Statistics in Medicine, 32(17), 2911-2934. [Link]
Wei Y., Higgins J.P. (2013) Estimating within-study covariances in multivariate meta-analysis with multiple outcomes. Statistics in Medicine, 32(7), 1191-1205. [Link]
Mantzari E., Vogt F., Shemilt I., Wei Y., Higgins J.P., Marteau T. (2012) Personal financial incentives for changing habitual health-related behaviors: a systematic review and meta-analysis (protocol). PROSPERO2012:CRD42012002675. [Link]
Wright C., Wei Y., Higgins J.P. and Sagoo G. (2012) Non-invasive prenatal diagnostic test accuracy for fetal sex using cell-free DNA - a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Research Notes, 5:476. [Link]
Wei, Y., Neal P.J., Telfer S., Begon M. (2012) Statistical analysis of an endemic disease from capture-recapture experiments. Journal of Applied Statistics, 39(12), 2759-2773. [Link]
Presentations at Conferences / Seminars (as presenter)
2015 University of Exeter, Exeter UK. Invited Seminar "The use of restricted mean survival time in meta-analysis of clinical trials with time-to-event outcomes".
2014 University of Essex, Colchester, UK. Invited Seminar “Meta-analysis of survival data using restricted mean survival time”.
2013 Clinical Trials Methodology Conference: Methodology Matters, Edinburgh, UK. Contributed talk “Analysis of survival data from trials with non-proportional hazards”.
2013 Royal Statistical Society South West Local Group, Plymouth, UK. "Bayesian multivariate meta-analysis”.
2013 Royal Statistical Society International Conference 2013, Newcastle, UK. Contributed talk: “Meta-analysis of time-to-event outcomes from randomized trials using restricted mean survival time.”
2013 Methodology Theme Meeting, MRC Clinical Trials Unit, London, UK. “Network meta-analysis: introductory session”.
2012 33rd Annual Conference of International Society for Clinical Biostatistics, Bergen, Norway. Poster presentation: “Bayesian multivariate meta-analysis with many outcomes”.
2011 Methods in Meta-analysis Meeting, the Royal Statistical Society, London, UK. Contributed talk: “Bayesian multivariate meta-analysis with many outcomes”.
2011 32nd Annual Conference of International Society for Clinical Biostatistics, Ottawa, Canada. Contributed talk: “Estimating within-study covariance in multivariate meta-analysis with multiple outcomes”.
2010 MRC Biostatistics Unit Internal Seminar (BSU together), Cambridge, UK. “Multivariate meta-analysis with multiple outcomes”.
2007 Manchester Research Student Conference in Statistics and Probability, Manchester, UK. Poster presentation: “An epidemic model for discrete data in dynamic population”.
2007 Research Student Conference in Statistics and Probability, Durham, UK. Contributed talk: “Statistical inference about epidemics in dynamic population”.