Prof Richard Emsley

Professor of Medical Statistics

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I graduated from the Victoria University of Manchester with a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics with Statistics in 2003 and was awarded a PhD on "Statistical Models of Selection and Causation" under the supervision of Professor Graham Dunn and Professor Andrew Pickles. I was appointed Research Associate in 2006 working on an MRC Methodology Grant investigating the design and methods of analysis of trials of complex interventions in mental health, and become Research Fellow in 2009 after being awarded a 3 year MRC Career Development Award in Biostatistics to continue aspects of this research.  As part of this Award, I spent five months in 2011 as a visiting researcher at the Program on Causal Inference in the Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Harvard School of Public Health.  I was awarded an MRC Early Career Centenary Award to extend this Fellowship until April 2013. In October 2012, I was appointed Lecturer in Biostatistics, promoted to Senior Lecturer in August 2015 and Professor of Medical Statistics in August 2016.  


BSc (2003) Mathematics with Statistics, Victoria University of Manchester

PhD (2007) Medical Statistics, The University of Manchester

GradStat (2008)

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Society Memberships

Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society

Member of the International Biometric Society (IBS)

Member of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics

Member of the Society for Clinical Trials


Committee Memberships

Chairman, Royal Statistical Society Manchester Local Group (2009 - present)

Chair, Steering Group for UK Causal Inference Meeting (UK-CIM) (2012 - present)


Other Group Memberships and Roles

Member, Royal Statistical Society Medical Section Committee (2013 - 2016)

Vice-Chair, Royal Statistical Society Conferences and Events Board (2015 - 2017)

Secretary of the Mental Health Research Network Methodology Research Group (2006 - 2014)

IBS representative on the Steering Committee  for the International Year of Statistics 2013 (2011 - 2014)

Member, International Programme Committee for International Biometric Conference 2014 (2011 - 2014)

British and Irish Region correspondent for Biometric Bulletin (2010 - 2013)

Associate Faculty member, Faculty 1000 (2009 - 2014)

Member of the British and Irish Region IBS Committee (2009 - 2012)

Inaugural member of the RSS Young Statisticians' Forum (2005 - 2007)

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