Centre for Health and Bioinformatics

Profile

Dr Dennis Lendrem

Project Manager - Translational Research

Background

Previously: 

  • 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:

Publications:

  • 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

Professional:

  • NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre and Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University.
  • Statistical reviewer for the journals Pharmaceutical Statistics, Statistics in Medicine, Nature Reviews Drug Discovery, Drug Discovery Today, Trials and others. 
  • Chartered Statistician 1990. Member of American Statistical Association, Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry, European Federation of Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry and Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. NIHR statistical reviewer. 



 


Research

 Current research interests include:  

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


     

    Teaching

     

    Currently no formal teaching duties.  Statistical consulting support to postgraduate researchers.

    Previously: 

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

     

    Publications