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Statistics Workshop a Great Success

Published on: 11th December 2017

On the 28th and 29th November, the Introduction to Medical Statistics Workshop brought together over 25 researchers, analysts, clinicians and statisticians with an interest in enhancing their skills and deepening their understanding of using statistics in medical research.

Run by the Farr Institute at Swansea University, the free training workshop was delivered by Professor Damon Berridge, Chair in Applied Statistics in the Farr Institute Swansea and visiting trainer Gillian Lancaster, Professor of Medical Statistics at Keele University’s Institute of Primary Care and Health Sciences.

Delegates attended from across academia, government, and the NHS. Following the workshop, Ashley Akbari, Senior Research Officer at Farr Swansea University and event organiser said, “The workshop was in great demand and filled up quickly, identifying there is a great need for this type of continuing professional development across our multi-disciplinary collaborative environment. The Farr Institute is committed to investing in professional development and meeting the challenge of up-skilling those who work in academic, health and industry. It was great to see such a wide range of delegates attending and feedback has been extremely positive.”

The participants took part in a series of sessions throughout the day which gave them an opportunity to explore statistics in medical research, hypothesis testing, study design, correlation and regression.

Tom Dobbs, from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board Plastics and Burns Unit, commented that the workshop was “an excellent introduction to statistics which is a must for all healthcare professionals involved in research or peer reviewing of published research.”

Another participant Jenny Hayes, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board Diabetes Unit, added, “Excellent workshop, would recommend to any doctor starting an MD or PHD.”

Enquiries to Sarah Toomey, Communications Officer, Farr Institute CIPHER, s.toomey@swansea.ac.uk


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