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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 Laura Gray
Professor of Medical Statistics and co-Leads the Biostatistics Research Group, University of Leicester

Laura has developed a portfolio of cross-disciplinary research which spans both methodological and clinical areas. The majority of her research is in the clinical field of the identification, prevention and management (particularly through the use of complex interventions) of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and other long term conditions. Her methodological research is driven by the practical clinical problems she encounter’s in her applied work. 

Laura’s methodological work has focused on the design and analysis of clinical trials (particularly those of a cluster or stepped wedge design), the development and validation of prognostic models and evidence synthesis. As a statistician, Laurahas integrated a specialist understanding of this clinical area alongside these specific methodologies which has enabled her to both successfully lead research in this area and to collaborate with national and international clinical leaders in this field.


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