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Professor Kate Tilling
Professor Kate Tilling
Professor of Medical Statistics
BSc(Warw), MSc(Oxon), PhD(Lond)
My main research interests are in the development and application of statistical methods to causal problems in epidemiology/health services research. Two particular areas are methods for analysis of longitudinal data, and methods for minimising bias due to missing data.
I teach 1st and 4th year medical students, and also contribute to the Short Course Programme.
My main areas of expertise are in methods for analysing exposures and outcomes across the life course, and in methods for dealing with missing data.
I have a mathematical background, an MSc in Applied Statistics and a PhD in epidemiology, together with more than 15 years experience working in academic public health and epidemiology.
I enjoy interpreting and explaining results from more complex statistical methods to other researchers and members of the public and using all forms of the media to effectively promote public health messages.
statistical methodslifecourse methodsmissing dataepidemiology
- Millard, LAC, Davies, NM, Timpson, NJ, Tilling, KM, Flach, PA & Smith, GD, 2015, MR-PheWAS: Hypothesis prioritization among potential causal effects of body mass index on many outcomes, using Mendelian randomization. Scientific Reports, vol 5.
- Smith, ADAC, Tilling, KM, Nelson, SM & Lawlor, DA, 2015, Live-birth rate associated with repeat in vitro fertilization treatment cycles. Journal of the American Medical Association, vol 314., pp. 2654-2662
- Palace, J, Duddy, M, Bregenzer, T, Lawton, M, Zhu, F, Boggild, M, Piske, B, Robertson, NP, Oger, J, Tremlett, H, Tilling, K, Ben-Shlomo, Y & Dobson, C, 2015, Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of interferon beta and glatiramer acetate in the UK Multiple Sclerosis Risk Sharing Scheme at 6 years: a clinical cohort study with natural history comparator. The Lancet. Neurology.
- Macdonald-Wallis, C, Silverwood, RJ, De Stavola, BL, Inskip, H, Cooper, C, Godfrey, KM, Crozier, SR, Fraser, A, Nelson, SM, Lawlor, D & Tilling, K, 2015, Antenatal blood pressure for prediction of preeclampsia, preterm birth and small-for-gestational age: Development and validation in two general population cohorts. British Medical Journal, vol 351., pp. 1-11
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- Börnhorst, C, Siani, A, Russo, P, Kourides, Y, Sion, I, Molnár, D, Moreno, LA, Rodríguez, G, Ben-Shlomo, Y, Howe, L, Lissner, L, Mehlig, K, Regber, S, Bammann, K, Foraita, R, Ahrens, W & Tilling, K, 2016, Early Life Factors and Inter-Country Heterogeneity in BMI Growth Trajectories of European Children: The IDEFICS Study. PLoS ONE, vol 11.
- Taylor, CM, Tilling, KM, Golding, J & Emond, AM, 2016, Low level lead exposure and pregnancy outcomes: dose–response relationships. BMC Research Notes, vol 9.
- Martin, J, Tilling, KM, Hubbard, L, Stergiakouli, E, Thapar, A, Smith, GD, O'Donovan, MC & Zammit, S, 2016, Association of Genetic Risk for Schizophrenia With Nonparticipation Over Time in a Population-Based Cohort Study. American Journal of Epidemiology.
- Graversen, L, Howe, LD, Sørensen, TIA, Sovio, U, Hohwü, L, Tilling, K, Laitinen, J, Taanila, A, Pouta, A, Järvelin, MR & Obel, C, 2016, Body mass index trajectories from 2 to 18years - exploring differences between European cohorts. Pediatric Obesity.
- Smith, A, Hardy, R, Heron, J, Joinson, C, Lawlor, D, Macdonald-Wallis, C & Tilling, K, 2016, A structured approach to hypotheses involving continuous exposures over the lifecourse. International Journal of Epidemiology.
- Creavin, A, Williams, C, Tilling, K, Timpson, N & Higgins, J, 2016, The range of peripapillary retinal nerve fibre layer and optic disc parameters in children aged up to but not including 18 years of age, as measured by optical coherence tomography: protocol for a systematic review. Systematic reviews.
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