I am a Statistician at the National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, where I have been employed since 1997.
I began my academic career at the University of Southampton in 1988, graduating with a BSc in Mathematics with Statistics and an MSc in Social Statistics. Following this, I spent twelve months in the Department of Social Statistics researching the effects of low-flying military aircraft on the extra-auditory health of exposed residential populations in England.
In 1993, I moved to Liverpool John Moores University, where I gained my PhD in Statistics for work on the analysis of data from biological assays. I joined the University of Manchester in 1996, working for twelve months in the Age and Cognitive Performance Research Centre, before taking up my current post the following year.