Current work and interests
Stephen has led the statistics work of the Statistics and Data Science team at the MRC Epidemiology Unit since 2006; he and his team play an integral part in the research of all the scientific programmes in the Epidemiology Unit. This includes taking the lead on some of the major analyses and providing advice to Unit scientists on aspects of study design, analysis, interpretation and reporting of results. Stephen has contributed to many peer-reviewed publications based on research undertaken in the MRC Epidemiology Unit, and has worked with statisticians in the MRC Biostatistics Unit on methodological topics of interest and relevance to both Units. He also provides statistical input into external studies as part of the Cambridge Epidemiology and Trials Unit.
Stephen is a Lecturer on the University of Cambridge MPhil in Population Health Sciences, and is a member of the Data Monitoring and Safety Committee for some external clinical trials.
Stephen is a statistical reviewer for Diabetologia and the family of Lancet journals, and is a member of the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency) Review Panel.
Background and experience
Stephen has an MA (first class) in Mathematics from St Catherine’s College, Oxford and an MSc (distinction) in Medical Statistics from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has extensive previous experience working as a medical statistician within both academia and industry. From 2010-2021 Stephen was a member of a Technology Appraisal Committee for the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE).