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Dr Sean Ewings MMath, MSc, PhD

Medical statistician

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Dr Sean Ewings is a Statistician in Health Sciences and Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute at the University of Southampton.

I trained as an applied statistician at the Universities of Exeter and Southampton, completing my PhD (“Dynamic Modelling of Blood Glucose Concentration in People With Type 1 Diabetes”) at Southampton in 2012.

My time is shared between Health Sciences, the Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute (S3RI), and the NIHR Research Design Service (RDS). I am a senior teaching fellow in FoHS, where I provide support to postgraduate students and postdoctoral staff carrying out empirical work. I also provide contribute to larger-scale projects in the school, both in an advisory role and as a co-applicant.  Within the RDS, I provide statistical and general research advice to anyone applying to NIHR funding streams and major charities.
Since 2013, Research Fellow to Senior Teaching Fellow (0.5 FTE) in Health Sciences & Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute (S3RI), University of Southampton.
Also since 2013, Medical Statistician to Senior Medical Statistician (0.5 FTE) with the Research Design Service (South Central), funded by the National Institute for Health Research, hosted by University of Southampton.

Research interests

I also work for the NIHR Research Design Service (South Central)

Research Projects


Co-applicant on:

  • Evaluating the impact of a molecular point-of-care test and treat strategy for influenza in hospitalised adults. Awarding body: NIHR Trainees Coordinating Centre. Lead: Dr Tristan Clark (£546,000)
  • Accessing medicines at end-of-life: a multi-stakeholder, mixed method evaluation of service provision. Awarding body: NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research. Lead: Professor Sue Latter (£669,000)
  • The project about loneliness and social networks (PALS) study. Awarding body: NIHR Public Health Research. Lead: Professor Anne Rogers (£976,000)

Co-lead of the one-day course “Statistical Methods in Diagnostic Studies” run within the Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute

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I provide support for statistics and general research design across the school for all postgraduate students, as well as support for staff.

I am module lead for the MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration) Critical Inquiry research module.

PhD Supervision

Sara Yaghmour

A study of nurses’ perceptions and learning needs towards people with dementia in Saudi Arabia.


Dr Sean Ewings
Health Sciences Student Office University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ

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