I have a Master’s degree in Biometry and PhD that considered the measurement of locomotor disability in epidemiology studies using Rasch Analysis.

My current research focuses on primary care rheumatology, particularly polymyalgia rheumatica, gout and inflammatory arthritis. Methodologically, my interests are in the use of routinely collected health care data for research.

I am the Academic Career Development Lead for the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration West Midlands and have a passion for the development of other researchers.

My teaching responsibilities include co-leading a compulsory Year 2 module, Research and Analytical Skills, in the School of Life Sciences, where I introduce many students to statistical concepts for the first time.

Research and scholarship

I am interested in epidemiological methodology, specifically in the fields of rheumatology and primary care. I am particularly interested in the use of routinely collected data in research, and also in ordinal regression models and Rasch analysis.

I am a member of the Society for Academic Primary Care and a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. I was previously an associate editor at the journal Family Practice.


  • LSC-20056: Research and Analytical Skills (module lead)
  • HLT-40001: Research Methods in Health (session tutor)
  • CLM-40003: Statistics and Epidemiology (session tutor)


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