BiographyDave obtained his first degree at the University of Leicester, before going on to complete an MSc in statistics at the University of Newcastle and a PhD in statistics at the University of Hull.
He spent over 25 years as lecturer and senior lecturer in the Department of Applied Statistics at the University of Reading, including 8 years as Head of that Department. In 2003, he was appointed Associate Director of Statistics and Clinical Studies at NHS Blood and Transplant, and is also now the Director of the NHSBT Clinical Trials Unit.
Dave leads a team of close to 40 staff, who work on registry based studies in organ donation and transplantation, clinical trials and other studies in transfusion medicine and stem cell transplantation. He has published many papers in peer-reviewed journals and is the author of text books on modelling binary data and modelling survival data in medical research – a third edition of which has recently been published.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Statistical modelling, logistic regression, survival analysis, analysis of transplant registry data
I am an enthusiastic gardener, and between us, my wife and I have three allotments for growing vegetables. I also have interests in the culture of food, and like to cook when time allows.