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Professor Dankmar Böhning Dr. rer. nat. (mathematics), Habil. (medical statistics and epidemiology)

Professor of Medical Statistics

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Dankmar Böhning is Professor of Medical Statistics within Mathematical Sciences at the university of Southampton.


Studied Mathematics and Social Sciences at the University of Bielefeld and the Free University, Berlin.

Worked as Assistant Professor in Social Science Statistics at the Free University and became extra-ordinary Professor for Biometry and Epidemiology at the Charité Medical School Berlin since 2000.

Was Professor for Applied Statistics at the University of Reading from 2005 to 2011 when he moved to Southampton.

Had visiting positions in Department of Statistics at Pennsylvania State University, Institute of Statistics at the LMU in Munich, the Institute for Psychology at the University of Vienna and the Mahidol University in Bangkok.

Research interests

Mixture Models and their Applications
Capture-Recapture Modelling in the Life Sciences
Review Research and Meta-Analysis

Research projects

Statistical methods for meta-analysis of diagnostic studies based upon the summary receiver operating characteristic

A regression approach to closed capture-recapture problems with applications to medicine, life and social sciences

PhD supervision

Several students with topics in capture-recapture methods as well as in statistical methods for diagnostic methods

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Affiliate research group

Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education

Director of S3RI (Medical Statistics and Biostatistics)

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Book Chapters



Working Papers

MATH1024 Introduction to Statistics & Probability

MATH6026 Medical Seminar Series

MATH6152 Statistical Computing

Short courses in Medical Statistics at the University of Southampton are offered.

Professor Dankmar Böhning
Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ UK

Room Number : 39/3019

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