Biomedical and clinical research - Is it possible to understand developments in clinical research without understanding statistics​?

​​​​​Biomedical and Clinical Research – Is it possible to understand developments in clinical research without understanding statistics?​
Professor Keith Morris - Cardiff School of Health Sciences
Wednesday 27th April 2016
5.45pm for 6pm start
Lecture theatre O1.01, Cardiff School of Management, Llandaff Campus

 

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Biomedical sciences and Biostatistics are interrelated. This talk will discuss the fundamental relationship between Biomedicine and statistics- in particular the strengths, limitations and common misconceptions related to scientific inferences. The presentation will illustrate how Euler’s simple but fundamental equation Description: eiπ+ 1 = 0 impacts on virtually all aspects of science.​

 

 

P​rofessor Keith Morris

Professor Keith Morris is a Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Biostatistics. For many years he worked in Clinical Laboratory Science in various laboratories in the UK and internationally for twenty years prior to joining Cardiff Metropolitan University. He initially worked on clinical studies using both biomedical analysis and applied statistical methods but he also developed statistical methods in Quality Assurance, sampling and method development in clotting disorders and haematological malignancies. 

He has also worked as a Consultant to the World Health Organization on laboratory analytical methods on three separate occasions. He has been a contributor to three of Cardiff Metropolitan university’s Research Assessment Submissions and has to date published over 60 papers in peer reviewed journals and been an invited lecturer at numerous national and international conferences. He has successfully supervised 9 PhD students and currently supervises 5 PhD students. He has been the named statistician on over ten clinical trials. 

​He has applied analytical methodology to a wide range of research areas within Biomedical Sciences, particularly in clinical trial design and in the basic understanding of inflammatory diseases and their regulation.

 

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