Course faculty

Keith Abrams PhD is Professor of Medical Statistics at the University of Leicester. His primary research focus is on the use of Bayesian methods in bio-medical research and health-care evaluation, especially RCTs, evidence synthesis and decision modeling.

Tony Ades PhD, Professor of Public Health Science, leads the programme in Multi-Parameter Evidence Synthesis in Epidemiology and Decision Making at the University of Bristol. His particular interests are in epidemiological applications, particularly in screening and infectious disease.

Deborah Caldwell PhD is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health Research at the University of Bristol. She recently completed a PhD on Indirect and Mixed Treatment Comparisons, with a focus on applications of these methods in Health Technology Assessment and their policy implications.

Nicola Cooper PhD is a Professor of Healthcare Evaluation Research at the University of Leicester. Her primary research interest is the integration of statistical evidence synthesis with probabilistic economic decision modeling.

Sofia Dias PhD is a Senior Research Fellow at University of Bristol. She is a statistician with extensive experience of systematic review and meta-analysis, and is Scientific Coordinator for the NICE Clinical Guidelines Technical Support Unit, based in Bristol. Her recent interests are using MTC evidence structures to estimate bias in RCTs, and in developing methods for assessing inconsistency in MTCs.

Alex Sutton PhD is a Professor in Medical Statistics at the University of Leicester. He has a long-standing interest in methods for evidence synthesis; particularly when used for decision making. His current research includes synthesis methods for adverse events, diagnostic test performance and dealing with publication bias.

Nicky Welton PhD is a Professor in Statistical and Health Economic Modelling at the University of Bristol. She is a statistician with extensive experience of evidence synthesis, including developing methods for MTC with different types of outcomes, which may have been reported differently across included studies. She has a particular interest in the role of evidence synthesis in decision modelling, identifying future research priorities, and study design.

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