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Dr Sheila Barton

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Dr Sheila Barton is an Associate Professor of Statistical Genetics within Medicine at the University of Southampton.

Sheila Barton obtained an MSc in Statistics with Applications in Medicine from the University of Southampton in 2000 and began working as a statistician in the School of Medicine in October 2000. She obtained a PhD in May 2010 from the University of London entitled ‘Statistical analysis of proteomic profile data generated by tandem mass spectrometry’. She was appointed as a Senior Statistician at the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit (Southampton) in August 2010. In 2013 Sheila was invited to be the Senior Trial Statistician for the NiPPeR Trial, a multicentre multi-ethnic randomised control trial of a preconception nutritional intervention designed to improve the glucose tolerance of participants during pregnancy and improve the health of their offspring. This is the first randomised trial of an intervention starting before conception. In early 2020 she was promoted to the role of Associate Professor in Statistical Genetics at the MRC LEU.