David  Collett Author of Evaluating Organization Development

David Collett

Associate Director, Statistics and Clinical Studies
NHS Blood and Transplant

After 25 years teaching statistics at the University of Reading, UK, Dave moved to NHS Blood and Transplant where he leads a group of 40 staff. He also has a visiting chair in statistics at the Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute, Southampton

Subjects: Statistics


Dave 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.


    BSc, Leicester, 1973
    MSc, Newcastle, 1974
    PhD, Hull, 1978

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Statistical modelling, logistic regression, survival analysis, analysis of transplant registry data

Personal Interests

    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.


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