Recent & Upcoming Talks

A five minute overview of why data.table is awesome. It’s fast, indexed, and holds more data than you can with plain …

Summary of our use and adoption of R, and how this might help other organisations.

A two-hour practical workshop on regression modelling, run twice on the second day of the conference.

Summary of our use and adoption of R, and how this might help other organisations.

Summary of how to use funnel plots and cusums to monitor mortality

Recent Posts

HEDfunctions, FunnelPlotR and NHSRdatasets reflections

Royal Statistical Society (RSS) Conference 2019 Talk: Using funnel plots and CUSUM techniques to monitor hospital-standardised …

Funnel Plot R package published on CRAN!

Getting data into R One of the things I found most difficult when learning R was getting data from our SQL Servers into R to analyse. …

An introduction to funnel plots, and using the CMFunnels package

Software and R Packages

NHSRdatasets - a collaborative datasets package for teach and learning R in healthcare contexts

FunnelPlotR - an R package for building funnel plots for indirectly standardised ratios



Postgraduate Teaching Assistant

University College London (UCL)

Sep 2015 – Sep 2018 London, UK
Leading seminars/teaching sessions, and lecturing on statisics and use of evidence for medical school, leagin seminars and group practicals onf Masters in Datascience for Healthcare, and marking for undergradate medical school projects and quantiative psycology masters dissertations.

Intelligence Analyst

Healthcare Evaluation Data (HED) - Univ. Hospitals Birmingham NHS FT

Jun 2012 – Present Birmingham, UK
Senior Analyst and statistical lead. Responsibilities include:

  • Data Analysis
  • Statistical and Machine Learning Modelling
  • Building tools and systems in R and SQL
  • Planning and line management
  • Training and presentation to customers and staff

Data Manager (AIR Study)

University Hosptials Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust/University of Birmingham

Jan 2011 – Jun 2012 Birmingham, UK
Data linkage and algorithm development for following up attendances, vaccinations and blood tests in HIV-patient cohort.

Informatics Analyst

University Hosptials Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust - Health Informatics

Jan 2011 – Jun 2012 Birmingham, UK
Monthly hospital KPI reporting process & HIV dashboard and analytics development.

Cancer Informatics Analyst

Arden Cancer Network

Mar 2010 – Jan 2011 Coventry, UK
Informatics support and analysis for various network projects including surveys design and data capture, monthly cancer waiting times reporting, and data analysis and preparation for peer review.

Information Officer

West Midlands Cancer Intelligence Unity (WMCIU)

Mar 2009 – Mar 2010 Birmingham, UK
Production of regular cancer registration statistics, ad-hoc and specialist reports, and supervision of other teams members.