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Professor Janet Peacock

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Janet leads Medical Statistics within the School of Population Health and Environmental Sciences. Her main research interests are in the use and extensions of statistical methods in epidemiological studies, and the communication of biostatistics to non-statisticians. Her clinical research includes paediatric studies, particularly preterm birth, cancer and other longterm conditions. Her main methodological interest is in making outcomes clinically meaningful and accessible to non-statisticians. She has written three biostatistics books for non-statistical researchers including the 'Oxford Handbook of Medical Statistics' and the new 2nd edition of 'Presenting Medical Statistics'.

Janet is School Lead for Development, Diversity and Inclusion and leads Athena SWAN and other equality-centred activities. She is co-lead for Data Analytics in GSTT/KCL NIHR Biomedical Research Centre.  She has contributed research expertise leading to national policy changes for NICE and NHS England via King's Technology Evaluation Centre (KiTEC). She chairs the NIHR Statistics Group and was appointed a NIHR Senior Investigator in 2017.




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