Newcastle Clinical Trials Unit

Staff Profile

Professor James Wason

Professor of Biostatistics


I am a statistician with interests in methods for improving the efficiency of clinical trials through better design and analysis approaches. As well as working in methodology development I have a great interest in collaborating on real trials to apply new methods in practice.

I have been in Newcastle since July 2017. I am part of the Biostatistics Research Group.

I started an NIHR Research Professorship in Dec 2021. My programme of work focuses on improving trials for immune-mediated inflammatory diseases. 

Areas of expertise

  • Biostatistics
  • Clinical trials
  • Novel trial design

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My research focuses on statistical methods for improved design and analysis of clinical trials. I am particularly interested in:

1) Adaptive designs for clinical trials;

2) Methods for incorporating biomarkers into clinical trials to stratify patients by treatment response;

3) Improved methods for analysing composite endpoints, in particular ones with continuous components.