Welcome to the LSHTM Centre for Statistical Methodology

The LSHTM Centre for Statistical Methodology aims to gather statistical and methodological expertise across the School in order to strengthen our research capacity in epidemiology and public health, and exploit the richness and interdisciplinarity of the work carried out within the School. This is in line with the School’s strategic plans for sustaining areas of established expertise in which we have an international reputation.

To achieve these aims we facilitate the dissemination and sharing of sound and innovative methods to address questions of public health relevance by organising regular seminar series and educational lectures, by encouraging and supporting fellowship applications, and by organising methodological short courses.

The objectives of the Centre are to:

  1. Increase our international methodological profile;
  2. Facilitate the sharing of methodological skills;
  3. Influence the quality of methodological teaching within LSHTM;
  4. Increase capacity strengthening with collaborative international partners, as per the Schools strategic plans;
  5. Organise conferences on special topics.

UK-CIM: The Centre for Statistical Methodology is pleased to be hosting the 4th annual meeting of the UK Causal Inference Meeting (UK-CIM), which will take place from Wednesday 13 to Friday 15 April 2016, with a selection of pre-conference workshops held on Tuesday 12 April.

Next CSM Event: ‘How much of our research is true and can we do things better? Reproducibility’ David Leon, Isabel dos Santos Silva, Neil Pearce & Bianca De Stavola (LSHTM). More information here.

Next CSM Seminar: ‘What do the experts believe? Using prior elicitation to support decision making in drug development’. Nicky Best (GSK). More information here.

Recent seminar slides & audio: ‘Credibility of risk predictions in medical research: concepts, tools, and applications’. Babak Choodari-Oskooei (MRC Clinical Trials Unit). Slides & audio available here.

Bradford Hill Memorial Lecture 2015 video: ‘Exposure-wide epidemiology: revisiting Bradford Hill’. Prof John Ioannidis (Stanford School of Medicine). Video now available here.

Membership/mailing list: To receive updates on the activities of the Centre please become a Member or join the mailing list.

Centre Co-Directors: Bianca De Stavola & Richard Silverwood
Website: Richard Silverwood

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