BSc (Sheffield), MSc (Oxford), MSc (Edinburgh), PhD (Crete)
I joined the Centre for Prevention of Stroke and Dementia (CPSD) as a senior statistician in April 2019. I am also a statistical adviser for the Research Design Service South Central, where my role involves advising researchers on the design and statistical content of proposals being prepared for submission to national funding bodies. My previous appointments were at the Centre for Statistics in Medicine (CSM) Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit (OCTRU), 2015-2019, and the Department of Social Medicine at the University of Crete Medical School (Assistant Professor, 2008-2015). At CSM/OCTRU my role included providing input to the design, running, analysis and reporting of both early and late phase cancer clinical trials and feasibility studies. I am experienced in teaching medical statistics to students, postgraduates and health professionals. I am a facilitator on the annual RCT course run by CSM.
I am a member of the NIHR Statistics group – ophthalmology research section and the Ophthalmic Statistics Group. I am also an external reviewer for proposals and study reports submitted to the NIHR. In 2011, I spent two months at the University of Minnesota as a Fulbright Research Scholar investigating the potential use of rank preserving structural failure time models in assessing the effect of smoking cessation on cardiovascular outcomes in an observational study comprising 16 cohorts followed up over a 40-year period.
A meta-research study revealed several challenges in obtaining placebos for investigator-initiated drug trials
Speich B. et al, (2020), Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
DEBIOC: A phase I dose escalating safety study and randomised dose expansion of AZD8931 in combination with oxaliplatin and capecitabine chemotherapy in patients with oesophago-gastric adenocarcinoma
Thomas A. et al, (2019), European Journal of Cancer
Quality of life in the FOXFIRE, SIRFLOX, and FOXFIRE-Global randomised trials of selective internal radiotherapy for metastatic colorectal cancer
WOLSTENHOLME J. et al, (2019), International Journal of Cancer
Cytosponge™ for post-chemoradiation surveillance of oesophageal cancer: a feasibility study.
Levy S. et al, (2019), Ann Oncol, 30 Suppl 4
Validation of Electronic Visual Acuity Measurement Against Standardised ETDRS Charts In Retinal Disease
Jolly JK. et al, (2019), INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 60