Institute of Health & Society

Data science, biostatistics, epidemiology

Data Science, Biostatistics and Applied Epidemiology

Overview

Developing and applying tools to encourage better health at the local, national and global level

Dr Richard McNally (primary theme lead)
Prof Paul Burton
Dr Andrew Kingston
Prof James Wason

We strive to utilise, improve, and develop novel analytical techniques and cross-link data science, biostatistics, and epidemiology to improve public health at a local, national, and global level.

Our aim is to generate knowledge to:

  • help understand, prevent and reduce disease
  • construct more efficient and novel ways to collect, analyse and interpret data
  • unite data sources to provide a greater understanding of disease development across the life-course
  • be a conduit through which various disciplines of research can be united to work collaboratively

We deliver this through

  • high-quality interdisciplinary and collaborative research
  • integrating new technological developments for data collection, analysis, and visualisation
  • using, developing, and introducing new and advanced data methods to illuminate health processes
  • improving the design of medical research studies
  • forward-thinking training programmes (MSc / MRes / PhD/MD) for the next generation of data scientists, biostatisticians, and epidemiologists
  • developing links with external businesses to promote public health

Our work is founded on and driven by the belief in social justice for all.

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People

Nermine Basta
Research Assistant

Dr Theophile Bigirumurame
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6776

Karen Blakey
Research Assistant

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 282 1347

Andrew Bryant
Research Associate

Professor Paul Burton
Prof of Data Science for Health

Dr Olly Butters
Senior Research Associate

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Dr Thomas Chadwick
Clinical Trials Statistician

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6039

Mike Cole
Statistician

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 4587

Dr Holly Fisher
Biostatistician (Research Associate)

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7976

Tony Fouweather
Statistician

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3822

Email:
Telephone: (0191) 2082516

Richard Hardy
Computing Officer

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 282 1362

Dr Louise Hayes
Research Methodologist

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5711

Denise Howel
Senior Lecturer

Email:
Telephone: 0191 208 7381/7245

Dr Andrew Kingston
Newcastle University Research Fellow

Email:
Telephone: +44(0)191 20 85668

Valentina Mamasoula
Research Assistant

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 241 8692

Dr Richard McNally
Reader in Epidemiology

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 282 1356

Helen Mossop
Biostatistician (Research Associate)

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1113

Vicky Ryan
SRA (Statistician)

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3676

Professor James Wason
Professor of Biostatistics

Email:
Telephone: 0191 208 3699

Dr Becca Wilson
MRC Innovation Fellow

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Dr Nina Wilson
Research Associate (statistician)

Email:
Telephone: 0191 208 4595

Dr Haiyan Zheng
Research Associate (Statistician)

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5006