Dr Yinghui Wei
Profiles

Dr Yinghui Wei

Lecturer in Statistics

School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Role

Lecturer in Statistics

Statistics Seminar Organiser 

Stage Tutor for the first year of Mathematics and Statistics programmes

International Lead for Mathematics and Statistics (China)

Qualifications

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

Appointments:

Lecturer in Statistics, University of Plymouth, UK; 2013 - Present

Investigator Scientist, Medical Research Council, UK; 2009-2013

Research Fellow (Welcome Trust), University of Nottingham, UK; 2008 -2009

Professional membership

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

Secretary, Royal Statistical Society South West Local Group (from 2018)

Teaching interests

2018-2019 Academic Year:

Undergraduate
       - Probability        
       - Mathematical Sciences in Context
       - Medical Statistics  

Postgraduate
       - SPSS short course, Doctoral College
       - Project design and development, guest lectures on statistics, Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry

Research interests

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

Current PhD students:

L. Sorrell: Modelling multivariate survival endpoints with application to kidney transplantation (Director of Studies)

Z. Al-Kaabawi:  Hierarchical Bayesian models for spatial point processes with application to road traffic accidents (Director of Studies)

Grants & contracts

Externally funded projects:

2018 – 2020   GlaxoSmithKline:  “An assessment of the sensitivity to change of a scale to measure quality of life in patients with severe asthma”. M. Masoli,  M.Hyland, R. Jones, Y. Wei and J. Lanario.

2018 – 2019   GlaxoSmithKline:  “Further validation of a scale to measure quality of life in patients with  severe asthma”. M. Masoli., M. Hyland, R.Jones, Y. Wei and J. Lanario.

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”. T. Thompson (PI), Co-I: A. Taylor, J. Sinclair, G. Wallace, M. Nasser,  J. Neale, Y. Wei, S. Creanor, R.Kandiyali.  


Google Scholar    Research Gate 

Crescenzo F.D., Eugenevna L., Yudina E.V., KaplanY.C., Ciabattini M., Wei Y. and Hoyle C.H.V. (2018) Noradrenalinere-uptake inhibitors (NRIs) for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)in adults (protocol). Cochrane Databaseof Systematic Reviews, Issue 6.

Barlow J., Herath N., Torrance C.B., Bennett C., Wei Y. (2018) The neonatal behaviral assessment scale(NBAS) and newborn behavioral observations system for supporting caregivers and improving outcomes in caregivers and their infants. Cochrane Database of Systematic Review, Issue 3. 

Pang C.L., Pilkington N., Wei Y., Peters J., Roobottom C. and Hyde C. (2018)  A methodology review on the incremental prognostic value of computed tomography biomarkers in addition to Framingham risk score in predicting cardiovascular disease: the use of association, discrimination and reclassification. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, 18:39. 

Thompson T. P., Taylor A.H., Wanner A., Husk K.,  Wei Y., Creanor S., Kandiyali R., Neale J. Sinclair J., Nasser M. and Wallace G. (2018) Physical activity and the prevention, reduction and treatment of alcohol and substance use across the lifespan (The PHASE review): protocol for a systematic review. Systematic Reviews, 7:9. [Link]

Dalla Valle L., Stander J., Gresty K., Eales J. and Wei Y. (2018) Stakeholder perspectives on graphical tools for visualising student assessment and feedback data.  Research in Learning Technology, in press. 

Wei Y., Royston P. (2017) Reconstructing individual-level time-to-event data using published Kaplan-Meier curves. Stata Journal, 17(4) 786-802. [Link]

Barlow J., Bannett C., Midgley N., Larkin S.K. and Wei Y. (2017) Parent-infant psychotherapy for improving parental and infant mental health. BJPsych Advances,  23(4) 216. [Link]

Wei Y., Kypriaos T., O’Neill P.D., Huang S.S.,  Rifas-Shiman S.L. and Cooper B.S. (2018) 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, 27(1), 269-285. Epub Ahead of Print: 16 March 2016 [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

Reports & invited lectures

2017, Invited talk, "Restricted mean survival time: from individual level data to aggregate data", CMStatistics 2017, University of London, London.

2017, Session chair, "Recent Advances in Research Synthesis Methods", CMStatistics 2017, University of London, London.

2017, Contributed talk, "Using published Kaplan-Meier curves to reconstruct time-to-event data for secondary analyses", Royal Statistical Society International Conference, Glasgow. 

2017, Contributed poster, "Hierarchical Bayesian models for road traffic accidents", Royal Statistical Society International Conference, Glasgow. 

2016, Invited lecture, "Introduction to Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials", postgraduate summer school, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu.

2015, Invited seminar, "The use of restricted mean survival time in meta-analysis of clinical trials with time-to-event outcomes".  University of Exeter, Exeter.

2014, Invited seminar, "Meta-analysis of survival data using restricted mean survival time", University of Essex, Colchester.

2013, Contributed talk, "Analysis of survival data from trials with non-proportional hazards". Clinical Trials Methodology Conference: Methodology Matters, Edinburgh. 

2013, Contributed talk, "Network Meta-analysis", Methodology Theme Meeting, MRC Clinical Trials Unit, London.

2012, Contributed poster, "Bayesian multivariate meta-analysis with many outcomes", 33rd Annual Conference of International Society for Clinical Biostatistics, Bergen.

2011, Contributed talk, "Bayesian multivariate meta-analysis with many outcomes", Methods in Meta-analysis Meeting, Royal Statistical Society, London.

2010,  Internal Seminar, "Multivariate meta-analysis with multiple outcomes", MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge. 

2010, Invited lecture, "Introduction to Meta-analysis", Shanghai Nottingham Systematic Review Course, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai. 

2007, Poster presentation, "An epidemic model for discrete data in dynamic population", Manchester Research Student Conference in Statistics and Probability, University of Manchester.

2007, Contributed talk, "Statistical inference about epidemics in dynamic population",  Research Student Conference in Statistics and Probability, Durham, UK.