Institute of Health & Society

Staff Profile

Dr Haiyan Zheng

Research Associate (Statistician)


I have a strong interest and great enthusiasm for methodological research to improve efficiency of clinical trials.

From 2015 to 2018, I have been appointed as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie research fellow in the IDEAS network and meanwhile working on my PhD at Lancaster University. My PhD research was about Bayesian adaptive methods to incorporate preclinical data into phase I clinical trials, supervised by Dr Lisa Hampson and Professor Thomas Jaki.

I joined Newcastle University in October 2018, and am now working with Professor James Wason on Bayesian adaptive methods for basket trials.

I am part of the IHS Biostatistics Research Group.

Google scholar: click here.


Topics falling under the general remit of medical statistics are interesting to me. To be more specific, I found

(1) Bayesian adaptive designs,

(2) early phase dose-finding trials, and

(3) data augmentation techniques for trials with a small sample size

are particularly fascinating. 

I am open to new collaborations with both academia and pharmaceutical industry -- very much look forward to solving more problems relating to (but not limited to) the topics listed above.


I have been invited to deliver several tutorials on

(1) Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials in the Era of Precision Medicine, 6th October 2019

  • A pre-conference educational workshop at ICTMC 2019

(2) Bayesian Statistics with Applications in Clinical Trials, 5th & 6th September 2019