As Professor in Medical Statistics I have a leading role for the area in Mathematical Sciences but also in Medicine. I am also representing the discipline within the Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute (S3RI) of which I am a Deputy Director. I am teaching a third year course on Statistical Inference and a second semester course in the MSc Statistics and MSc Statics with Applications in Medicine on Flexible Regression. I am also teaching in Medicine within the MSc Public Health on Advanced Statistical Methods in Epidemiology. I have also set up a series of short courses in medical statistics which are currently offered within the CPD programme of S3RI.
- My current interests are in meta-analysis and the application of capture-recapture methods in health and social sciences.
- Connected are interests in count data analysis and mixture models.
I am teaching currently statistical inference and mixed models.
External roles and responsibilities
I studied mathematics and social sciences in Bielefeld and Berlin, received diploma and PhD in mathematics from the Free University Berlin in 1981. I was then research associate in educational sciences at the FreeUniversity Berlin 1978-82, after that I took a permanent position as statistician in medicine at the Free University Berlin. I received my Habilitation in 1992 for Bioemtriy and Epidmeiology. In 2005 I moved to the University of Reading as Chair in Statistics and in 2011 to Southampton to take a Chair in Medical Statistics. I had visiting positions in Vienna, Graz, PennState, Bangok and Manila.