Statistical Methodology Group

The Statistical Methodology Group can provide advice to members of the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research on

  • Which trial methodology to use

  • Trial design and implementation

  • Data Sharing

  • Cluster randomised trials

  • Gene expression analysis

  • Cluster analysis

Who are we?

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Chris Tuck

Chris is a Clinical Trial Manager at the Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit.  Since February 2015 he has been involved in a collaborative data sharing project between Queen Mary University London and University of Edinburgh, funded by Asthma UK.

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Chris Newby

Chris joined the centre in March 2016 having previously worked at the Leicester Respiratory Biomedical Research Unit for 5 years.  He is currently looking at ways of creating personalised medicine evidence from existing data, ways of sharing asthma data and using asthma data to inform sample-size calculation of cluster randomised trials.

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Steff Lewis

Steff Lewis has a Personal Chair in Medical Statistics at the University of Edinburgh.  She has an MSc and a PhD in medical statistics, and has been working in the area for over 25 years.  She has extensive experience in meta-analysis (including involvement in the Cochrane Collaboration) and randomised trials.  She is currently deputy chair of the UK-CRC registered Trials Units Statistics Subgroup, and is on the UK-CRC Task and Finish Group on data sharing.  She manages the statistics group in the UK-CRC registered Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit.  Steff is an independent expert on the Data Monitoring Committees of several randomised trials, and has extensive experience in the design, conduct and analysis of trials in a range of clinical areas.

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Sandra Eldridge

Sandra's main research interests are cluster randomised trials and complex interventions particularly in primary care. She has published a number of key papers on cluster randomised trials and a book focusing on these trials in health services research. More recently she has been leading work on the definitions of pilot and feasibility studies and developing a CONSORT extension for pilot and feasibility randomised trials. In addition to her methodological research she has responsibility for the statistical design and analysis aspects of a large number of collaborative research projects many concerned with the management of chronic conditions such as asthma.

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