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Dr Lei Zhang

Dr Lei Zhang

Dr Lei Zhang
BSc, MSc, PhD

Research Associate (Medical Statistician/Data Manager)

Level 7,
Bristol Royal Infirmary, Upper Maudlin Street BS2 8HW
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My research interests focus upon both the theory and application of multilevel and other latent variables models for data with complex structure in social science. My primary research interest lies in high level multilevel models with real life applications, including but not limited to education. The driving focus of my research is the truly interdisciplinary nature of statistical methodology and the interplay between theory and application.




I am currently a fourth-year PhD student supervised by Prof Sally Thomas (Graduate school of Education, Universtiy of Bristol) and Prof Fiona Steele (Department of statistics, LSE). 


Before I came to Bristol I hold a BSc in  Mathematics and Applied Mathematics from University of Yunnan and a MSc in Statistics (research) from London School of Economics and Political Science.


  • multilevel modelling
  • school effectiveness
  • teacher effectiveness



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