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Dr Sean Ewings MMath, MSc, PhD

Associate Professor of Medical Statistics

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Dr Sean Ewings is an Associate Professor of Medical Statistics at the Southampton Clinical Trials Unit in the University of Southampton.

Sean is a statistician within the Southampton Clinical Trials Unit. He is Scientific Lead for the gastrointestinal cancer and “other” cancer portfolios in the unit, contributing to/responsible for study design, developing grant applications, study set-up, study conduct, analysis and reporting of studies within these portfolios. He works on/has worked on phase I through to large, randomised phase III cancer studies, and on studies in a range of other health areas, including end of life care, stroke, respiratory infections and social isolation. He has experience with a range of different trial designs, including continual reassessment methods (for phase I dose-finding studies), feasibility studies, cluster randomised trials and diagnostic studies.

He sits on the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (South West) committee. He was previously Deputy Director of the Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute (S3RI), and developed and led the S3RI Statistical Methods for Diagnostic Studies course and the NIHR Research Design Service (South Central) Essential Guide to Grant Applications masterclass. He has experience of teaching research design and statistical methods to pre- and post-registration healthcare professionals.


Appointments held

Research interests

The application of statistical methods in the context of health and social care to support the improvement of care. This predominantly involves clinical trials of drug and non-drug (including diagnostic) interventions.

PhD supervision

Sara Yaghmour - Nurses’ Knowledge of, and Attitudes and Perceptions towards, People with Dementia: A Mixed Method Study in Saudi Arabia

PhD research

Title: Dynamic modelling of blood glucose concentration in people with type 1 diabetes.
Supervisors: Prof Sujit Sahu and Dr Andy Chipperfield
Collaborators: EPSRC, Diabetes UK

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Affiliated Research Group

Active Living for Health

Research group

Cancer Sciences

NIHR Research for Patient Benefit South West committee member

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Dr Sean Ewings
Faculty of Medicine, Room AB215, Mailpoint 801, South Academic Block, University Hospital Southampton, Tremona Road, Southampton, SO16 6YD

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