NIHR Statistics Group Conference 2022

Location: Sheffield University & online | Date: 23 June 2022

NIHR Statistics Group Annual Conference 2022

Data science and statistics with health and social care

Location: The Edge Sheffield (and online) | Date: 23rd to 24th June 2022

The NIHR Statistics Group aims to bring together statisticians, clinicians and scientists to develop and promote best methodological practice in research in health and social care. The conference is open to new and existing members and welcomes them to be involved in the formation of future activities, and provide networking opportunities to share and promote best practice. It is an ideal forum for statisticians who work in isolation.

Who is the conference aimed at?

Statisticians who are associated with NIHR research.  This includes researchers/trainees partly- or fully-funded by an NIHR grant, those involved in an NIHR infrastructure. Non-statisticians who are interested in statistics are also very welcome to attend. We are planning for an in-person conference with flexibility for both in-person and online attendance.

Pricing Details:

Early Bird Day Rate: £50 per day

Standard Day Rate: £75 per day

Accommodation located at the conference site is available to be booked separately from £50 per night. Details on how to book coming soon.

The Early Bird rate has been extended to 8th May 2022

Last Booking Date for this Event: 3rd June 2022


For those attending in person rooms have been reserved until 22nd May at the Jonas Hotel.  To book please call on 0114 2228816, Quoting reference KX68591

Hotel website


Outline  Programme

Thursday 23rd June – Registration 9am.  Conference 9.30am to 6pm.

Welcome and opening talk

Session 1

Designing a data linkage study – Maria Elstad

Practical methods for missing data sensitivity analysis in clinical trials – Daisy Gaunt, Baptiste Leurent

Developing interactive R Shiny Applications – Cameron Williams

Session 2

Preparing a Trial Application with an Adaptive Design: Part 2. A Case of an Early Phase Bayesian Trial – Pavel Mozgunov

Understanding stages and issues in design and analysis of studies using radiomics and imaging data for diagnosis and prognosis – Sue Mallett

ECR Session: How to establish and make the most out of collaborations with NHS practitioners? – Anastasia Ushakova, Lucy Teece, Sam Leary



Keynote Speaker – Jose-Luis Fernandez, Director and Associate Professorial Research Fellow at Care Policy and Evaluation Centre, London School of Economics

Session 3

Routine Data in the Era of Data Science – Jianhua Wu and members of the Routine Data Group

Trends in statistical methods in a general medical journal: What does a healthcare professional need to know in the 2020’s compared to the 2000’s? – Statistics Literacy Group, Derrick Bennett

Statistician as leaders: mid- and advanced-career roles – Barbara Torlinska, Sue Mallett


Online social and buffet dinner @ 7pm

Friday 24th June – 9am to 4pm

Opening talk

Session 1

How to deal with general practice closures and mergers in longitudinal analyses of primary care data – Katie Saunders

Methodological challenges experienced by health researchers conducting early-stage trials – Saskia Eddy, Rejina Verghis

Session 2

Analysing Routinely Collected NHS Data: Overview of Challenges and Opportunities for Research into Health-related Outcomes – Alex Garner, Rachael Mountain, Anastasia Ushakova

Randomisation methods for cluster randomised trials – Caroline Kristunas

Improving design, analysis and reporting of quantitative PCR experiments – Chris Jones



Session 3

Statistical evaluation of progression criteria in pilot and feasibility studies – Martyn Lewis, Gareth McCray, Kieran Bromley

Use of routinely collected health data in research – mainly focussing on CTIMP randomised controlled trials – Sharon Love

Keynote Speaker – Jenny Hewison, Professor of Psychology of Healthcare, University of Leeds

Poster awards and conference close


NIHR Statistics Group Conference Organising Committee

Dawn Teare, Martyn Lewis, Catey Bunce, Anastasia Ushakova, Humaira Hussain, Sam Leary, Rachel Finapiri, Amanda Wilson


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