Centre for Health and Bioinformatics


Dr Dennis Lendrem

Project Manager - Translational Research



  • Background in biological sciences and statistics.  Twenty years in pharmaceutical R&D: Including work for Astra Zeneca, Eli Lilly, GSK, Roche and Sanofi-Aventis.  Data Management and Statistics; Project Planning; R&D Management. Followed by three years in the NHS working in Clinical Data Management and Clinical Research Coordination.

Research interests:


  • Statistical modelling in a number of fields; formerly Editor of the journal Pharmaceutical Statistics; contributor to popular magazines such as New Scientist and the Economist


  • NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre, Newcastle University.
  • Statistical reviewer for the journals Pharmaceutical Statistics, Statistics in Medicine, Nature Reviews Drug Discovery, Drug Discovery Today, Trials and others. 
  • NIHR and MRC statistical reviewer. 
  • Chartered Statistician 1992. Formerly member of American Statistical Association and Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry. UK Representative to the European Federation of Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry and Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. 



 Current research interests include:  

  • Stochastic models of drug development
  • Models of clinical decision making
  • Clinical phenotyping
  • R&D management strategies
  • Scientific decision making.



     Statistical consulting support to postgraduate researchers:

    • Mathematical modelling, experimental design and statistics at Newcastle University. Supervision of research projects.
    • Postgraduate training and continuing professional development for scientists and statisticians in the pharmaceutical industry.