School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics

Staff Profile

Professor John Matthews

Professor of Medical Statistics


I came to Newcastle University in 1987, following undergraduate and postgraduate studies in mathematics and statistics at Cambridge, a PhD at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine with Professor Michael Healy and a post-doctoral appointment at Oxford with Professor Peter Armitage.

I was awarded the Guy Medal in Bronze of the Royal Statistical Society in 1996 and served as President of the British and Irish Region of the International Biometric Society from 2014-2016.

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Research Interests

Medical Statistics
Clinical Trials, especially Crossover Trials
Design in Medicine


MMB8100 Research Skills and Principles for the Biosciences

MAS3908 Experimental Design