Short CV/Education and training

  • 1983 – 1986
    BSc (Special Honours) in Probability and Statistics (First Class), University of Sheffield

  • 1986 – 1989
    PhD in Probability and Statistics, 'Prognostic prediction within Cox's proportional hazards regression model', University of Sheffield

  • 1986 – 1989
    Statistical Consultant and Tutor, Department of Probability and Statistics, University of Sheffield

  • 1990
    Statistical Tutor, Department of Mathematical Statistics, University of Sydney

  • 1990 – 1991
    Senior Research Assistant, National Centre for HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales

  • 1992 – 1994
    Senior Statistician, Yorkshire Clinical Trials and Research Unit, Yorkshire Cancer Organisation

  • 1994 – 1996
    Senior Statistician, Department of Medical Genetics, Central Manchester Healthcare Trust

  • 1996 – 2000
    Lecturer, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Liverpool

  • 2000 – 2002
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Liverpool

  • 2002 – 2005
    Reader, Centre for Medical Statistics and Health Evaluation, University of Liverpool

  • Since 2005
    Professor, Department of Biostatistics, University of Liverpool

Selected publications

  • Harman et al (2015) The Importance of Integration of Stakeholder Views in Core Outcome Set Development: Otitis Media with Effusion in Children with Cleft Palate. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0129514. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0129514

  • Gargon et al (2014) Choosing Important Health Outcomes for Comparative Effectiveness Research: a Systematic Review. PLoS ONE 9(6): e99111. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0099111

  • Copas J, Dwan K, Kirkham JJ, Williamson PR. (2014) A model-based correction for outcome reporting bias in meta analysis. Biostatistics 2014; 15(2): 370-383

  • Pirmohamed et al (2013) A Randomized Trial of Genotype-Guided Dosing of Warfarin. NEJM, DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1311386

  • Williamson PR, Altman DG, Blazeby JM, Clarke M, Devane D, Gargon E and Tugwell P. Developing core outcome sets for clinical trials: issues to consider. Trials 2012 13:132

  • The Four Artemisinin Based Combination (4ABC) Study Group. PLOS Medicine 8(11): e1001119. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001119

  • Bonnett et al (2010) Risk of a seizure recurrence following a first seizure and the implications for driving: further analysis of the multicentre study of early epilepsy and single seizures (MESS). BMJ 341:c6477

  • Kirkham et al (2010) The impact of outcome reporting bias in randomised controlled trials on a cohort of systematic reviews. BMJ 340: c365, doi: 10.1136/bmj.c365

  • Dwan et al (2008) Systematic review of the empirical evidence of publication bias and outcome reporting bias. PLOS ONE 3(8):e3081

  • Marson et al (2007). Carbamazepine, gabapentin, lamotrigine, oxcarbazepine or topiramate for partial epilepsy: results from the SANAD trial. Lancet 369: 1000-1015

Selected projects

Media coverage

  • News Feature about COMET

  • Group seeks standardization for what clinical trials must measure. (Amanda B Keener)

  • Nature Medicine 20, 798–799 (2014) doi:10.1038/nm0814-798. Published online 06 August 2014


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