Victoria Cornelius

Victoria Cornelius


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Biographical details

Victoria joined Department of Primary Care and Public Health Sciences in August 2011. She has an interest in both collaborative research with clinical academics, and her own statistical research into signal detection and the collection, analysis and reporting of drug harms. Her current collaborative research includes clinical trials and systematic review methodology.  Her role also includes teaching and statistical consultancy. Victoria is Deputy Director of Research Design Service London and co-leader of the NIHR Statistics Group.

Research interests (short)

  • Developing statistical methodology for signal detection of adverse drug reactions.
  • Assessing the implementation of signal detection methods in electronic health record data and cohort studies
  • The collection and  reporting of harms in randomised controlled trials

Research interests


Research Grants

  • EME: Professor Catherine Smith: Treatment of Pustular Psoriasis with IL-1 receptor antagonist anakinra: a randomised, placebo controlled trial and associated mechanistic studies. (2014)

  • RfPB:  Mr Jian Farhadi: A single blind randomized feasibility trial to evaluate local heat preconditioning on wound healing after reconstructive breast surgery in patients with breast cancer. (2014)

  • HTA: Mr David Charteris: Randomised Controlled Trial of adjunctive intraocular and periocular steroid in eyes undergoing vitreoretinal surgery for open globe trauma (2013)

  • Educational Grant: A phase I/II dose finding trial evaluating the safety and tolerability of Capecitabine and aflibercept in patients with unresectable metasTAtic colorectal cancer deemed unsuitable for doublet/ triplet chemotherapy. (2013)

  • HTA: Professor Martin Gulliford: Enhanced Invitation Methods to Increase Uptake of NHS Health Checks.  Randomised Controlled Trial. (2012)

  • EME: Professor Gideon Lack: ADAPT a study in paediatric atopic eczema. Randomised Controlled Trial.  (2012)

  • FP7: Prof Miriam Sturkenboom, European Commission 7th Framework Program Study of the Arrhythmogenic potential of different classes of medicines (2009)

Fellowships supporting

Post doctoral fellowship Cancer Reserach UK (2014 - 2017)

  • Understanding why girls from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds are less likely to receive the HPV vaccine: developing and testing a complex psychological intervention to increase uptake

NIHR CAT fellowship ( 2013-2016)

  • Cognitive orientation to occupational performance intervention with paediatric dystonic movement disorders

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Medical Statistics, University of Wales

Award Date: 1 Jan 2000

Bachelor of Science, BSc(Hons) Mathematics, Cardiff University

Award Date: 1 Jan 1997


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