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Miss Mia S Tackney MMath Mathematics, MSc Social Statistics and Demography

Postgraduate Research Student

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Mia Tackney is a postgraduate research student within Social Statistics & Demography at the University of Southampton.

My research interests are in design of experiments. In many experiments in social science and medicine, participants become available for the experiment sequentially over time, and covariate information about the participant, such as age and prognostic factors, are taken before a treatment is assigned. My work investigates how decisions about treatment assignment should be made so that all treatment-covariate combinations are represented and estimates of treatment effect are as precise as possible. In particular, I look into non-myopic approaches, where treatment allocation of the current patient depends not only on the treatments and covariates of the patients in the study so far, but also the impact of possible future treatment assignment. This work is relevant for the design of clinical trials, and in particular the design of personalised clinical trials which aims to identify effective combinations of treatments and a particular type of covariate called biomarkers.

Research interests

Design of experiments: 

PhD supervision:

Professor Dave Woods
Dr Ilya Shpitser
Professor Peter WF Smith

I have a passion for teaching and I have demonstrated in a number of courses: 

MATH1024 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (2016-17)

ECON1007 Statistics for Economics (2017-18, 2018-19) 

Social Statistics and Demography:
STAT2009 Research Methods in the Social Sciences (2016-17)
STAT6108 Analysis of Hierarchical Data (2016-17)
STAT6083 Generalized Linear Models (2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19)
RESM6004 Quantitative Methods 1 (2016-17)
RESM6107 Quantitative Methods 2 (2017-18)

STAT6095 Regression Modelling (2017-18, 2018-19)

Miss Mia S Tackney
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