Institute of Health & Society

Staff Profile

Professor James Wason

Professor of Biostatistics

Background

I am a statistician with interests in methods for improving the design and analysis of clinical trials. As well as working in methodology development I have a great interest in collaborating on real trials to apply new methods in practice.

I have been in Newcastle since July 2017. I currently retain a part-time position in the MRC Biostatistics Unit, University of Cambridge.

I am part of the IHS Biostatistics Research Group.

Research

My research focuses on statistical methods for improved design and analysis of clinical trials. I am particularly interested in:

1) Adaptive designs for clinical trials;

2) Methods for incorporating biomarkers into clinical trials to stratify patients by treatment response;

3) Improved methods for analysing composite endpoints, in particular ones with continuous components.

Publications