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
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:
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.
van Kampen S.C., Jones R., Kisembo H., Houben R.M.G., Wei Y., Mugabe F.R., Rutebemberwa E., Kirenga B. (2018) Chronic respiratory symptoms and lung abnormalities among people with a history of tuberculosis in Uganda: a national survey. Clinical Infectious Diseases, in press https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciy795
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 Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 6.
Barlow J., Herath N., Torrance C.B., Bennett C., Wei Y. (2018) The neonatal behavioural 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, 26:1997. http://dx.doi.org/10.25304/rlt.v26.1997
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]