Institute of Health & Society



Welcome to the Biostatistics Research Group based in the Institute of Health and Society at Newcastle University.

The IHS Biostatistics Research Group (IHS BRG) consists of 15 statisticians with a variety of backgrounds, experience, and expertise.

The group provides statistical expertise to a large portfolio of clinical trials and observational studies, working closely with the Newcastle Clinical Trials Unit and the NIHR Research Design Service.

IHS BRG members are independent and experienced researchers who are capable of providing statistical expertise at all stages of research projects from design, grant application and data collection through to analysis/reporting of results. The group work according to MHRA good clinical practice at the highest standard. The IHS BRG’s model is to collaborate with investigators from project conception to ensure high quality proposals that have the best chance of successful funding.

As well as supporting real clinical trials, the IHS BRG has a newly established and growing methodology research group.

For full details of our research see Biostatistics Research Group