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Statistics in Mental Health - The Graham Dunn Autumn seminar

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In honour of the late Professor Graham Dunn, The Centre for Biostatistics has decided to rename their biannual seminar series to honour the contribution of its founder. The first Graham Dunn Seminar will contain three talks focusing on the topic Statistics in Mental Health, an area in which Graham worked tirelessly. These talks will be provided by three speakers each of whom have strong links to Graham as former colleagues, students, and friends.

We are pleased to confirm the three excellent speakers – Prof Richard Emsley (Kings College London), Prof Andrew Pickles (Kings College London) and Dr Rebecca Walwyn (University of Leeds)

Full abstracts will be provided nearer the time however the seminar will aim to be accessible to all.

About the speakers:

Prof Richard Emsley (Kings College London),

Before joining the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King's College London as Professor of Medical Statistics and Trials Methodology in January 2018, Richard spent 10 years working closely with Graham at the University of Manchester as both a PhD student and a colleague. Richards’s research interests are in clinical trials methodology, and developing statistical methods for efficacy and mechanisms evaluation using causal inference approaches. The applications of these methods include randomised trials of complex interventions in mental health, and trial designs and associated analysis methods in precision medicine.

Prof Andrew Pickles (Kings College London)

Andrew worked alongside Graham at the department of Biostatistics in Manchester between 1998 and 2010, before returning to the IoPPN. Andrews’s principal interests have been in multivariate longitudinal data, with most applications being in what is now called life-course analysis. These studies have involved genomic, physiological, psychological and social measures and processes and have spanned neonates to geriatrics. A good part of this work has focussed on autism, with recent work highlighting intervention studies and longer term outcomes. Equally Andrew has had a substantial impact on statistical modelling and software (e.g. structural equation modelling in Stata) and the clinical impact on patient care (e.g. NICE guidelines).

Dr Rebecca Walwyn (University of Leeds)

Rebecca completed her PhD on therapist variation within meta-analyses of psychotherapy trials with Graham at Manchester in 2010. Since January 2011 Rebecca has been a member of the Complex Interventions Division in the Clinical Trials Research Unit at Leeds and is currently Associate Professor of Clinical Trials Methodology. Her time is split equally between teaching and research where she specialises in Design and analysis of complex intervention trials; treatment-related clustering; early-phase trial design; cluster-randomised trial design; factorial trial design; and design of experiments.

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