Institute of Cellular Medicine

Staff Profile

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


  • Project Manager - Translational Research Portfolio.  
  • 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, Arthritis Care & Research, Journal of Computer-Aided Molecular Design, International Journal of Molecular Science. 
  • Member of American Statistical Association, Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. NIHR statistical reviewer. 



 Current research interests include:  

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




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


    • 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.