Dr Yinghui Wei
Associate Professor of Statistics
School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
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:
2020 – 2024 "Using big data to develop and validate clinical prediction models for survival outcomes in kidney transplant", PI.
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