External roles and responsibilities
Professor Issy Reading is Director of the Research Design Service South Central and a Professorial Fellow in Medical Statistics within the Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton.
She completed an MSc in Statistics with Applications in Medicine (Distinction) at Southampton University in 1997 and gained her PhD in 2003 and this explored the methodology and application of cluster analysis techniques in the classification of common musculoskeletal disorders of the neck and arm. She worked at the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit in Southampton for 10 years; her work experience there was mainly in design and analysis of epidemiological studies. She was also involved in teaching epidemiology to MSc statistics students and supervised their end of year projects. She is a statistical reviewer for a variety of medical journals.
In addition to her work in the RDS, Issy currently collaborates on a variety of clinical trials and other health research. Her main areas of interest are common musculoskeletal conditions, surgical trials and obstetric interventions. She sits on a number of Trial Steering Committees and Data monitoring Committees and is currently a member of the NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research subcommittee.