Centre for Biostatistics

The Centre for Biostatistics is part of the Division of Population Health, Health Services Research and Primary Care in the School of Health Sciences, in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health. Staff in the Centre collaborate with clinical and scientific staff across the University in the design, implementation, analysis and reporting of health research. Members of the Centre also engage in extensive methodological research which is primarily funded by grants from the UK Medical Research Council's Methodology Research Programme and National Institute of Health Research. 



Lead Researchers:

Professor Richard Emsley

Richard is a Professor of Medical Statistics in the Centre for Biostatistics, and Deputy Director of the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre Clinical Trials Unit. His work involves the development of statistical methods for causal inference, and efficacy and mechanisms evaluation. Current applications of these methods include trials of complex interventions in mental health and trial designs and associated analysis methods in stratified medicine. Other research interests include the application of causal inference methods in pharmacoepidemiology and routinely collected datasets (eHealth). He is also a member of the MRC Health eResearch Centre, part of the Farr Institute, a co-investigator and theme lead on the MRC North West Hub for Trials Methodology Research.