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The Data2Health theme will ensure the most efficient and appropriate design of future research studies and maximum use of existing evidence, including large-scale linked data resources, to address important questions for patients, the public and care services, both locally and nationally.

Theme Lead

Professor Keith Abrams
Professor of Medical Statistics, University of Leicester and Leads the Biostatistics Research Group

Keith is an NIHR Senior Investigator Emeritus, Deputy Associate Director for Health Data Research UK (HDRUK) Midlands and a member of the HDRUK National Training Committee. He has an international reputation for the development and translation of (Bayesian) statistical methods for the evaluation of health-care interventions across a broad range of clinical areas in order to inform health policy and practice both nationally and internationally.

Keith has been awarded extensive funding for methods and applied research over the last five years totalling £29M (£16M specifically for methods development) from DHSC, EU, HDRUK, MRC, NICE, NIHR and Industry.

Keith has published extensively on methods and applied health research (H-index 69, Scopus) and has co-authored award winning texts on Bayesian Approaches to Clinical Trials & Health-care Evaluation and the first on Methods in Evidence-based Healthcare. Keith not only brings an international research reputation but also has experience as a policy maker for the NHS, serving for over 8 years on the NICE Technology Appraisals Committee.


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