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The YSS Committee 2017 are…

Sarah Nevitt [Chair], Lisa McCrink [Vice Chair], Lucy Teece [Secretary], Maria Sudell [Meetings Secretary], David McLernon, Janette McQuillan, Johnathan Love, Katie Fisher, Kevin Brosnan, Markus Elze, Poppy Miller, Stephen Blaxland. 

Please see below for our individual profiles!

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Sarah

Sarah Nevitt [Chair] is a Medical Statistician at the University of Liverpool. She works with two research groups of the Cochrane Collaboration based in Liverpool; the Epilepsy Group and the Cystic Fibrosis and Genetic Disorders Group. Sarah is also undertaking a part-time PhD in the area of evidence synthesis with a particular focus on access to Individual Participant Data from Clinical Trials.

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Lisa McCrink [Vice Chair] is a Lecturer in Statistics at Queen’s University Belfast whose research focuses on novel methodology in the analysis of medical longitudinal data. She joined the YSS committee at the beginning of 2013.

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Lucy T - 2016

Lucy Teece [Secretary] is a PhD student at the institute of Primary Care and Health Sciences at Keele University. Her research interests include prognostic modelling and competing risks. She joined the YSS committee at the beginning of 2015.

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Maria Sudell [Meetings Secretary] is a PhD student at the Department of Biostatistics, University of Liverpool. Her research interests include joint modelling of longitudinal and time-to-event data and meta-analysis. She joined the YSS committee at the beginning of 2016.

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david

David McLernon is a Research Fellow in Medical Statistics at the Institute of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen.  His research interests include prognostic modelling and dynamic prediction with primary application to reproductive medicine.  He joined the YSS committee in November 2016.

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Janette - 2016

Janette McQuillan is a Consultant on the Real World Evidence Solutions team at QuimtilesIMS, London. Prior to this, Janette was the Statistician on the Citizen Science team at Cancer Research UK. She uses advanced analytics to solve challenges throughout the healthcare domain. She joined the YSS committee at the beginning of 2016.

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johnathan

Johnathan Love is a PhD student at the University of Strathclyde, whose research focuses on developing statistical methodologies and experimental designs in animal health trials to aid investigating anthelmintic efficacy in livestock species. He joined the YSS in 2016.

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Katie Fisher is a government statistician, working at the Home Office on migration statistics. She has recently joined the civil service from academia, having previously completed a PhD in behavioural ecology and post-doctoral position in population ecology at the University of Leeds. She joined the YSS committee at the beginning of 2016.

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kevinbrosnan

Kevin Brosnan is a PhD Student at the University of Limerick. His research interests include improving statistical toolkits for medical diagnostics and ensuring fair play in elite athletics. Kevin joined the YSS committee at the beginning of 2017.

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markus

Markus Elze is a Biostatistician with Hoffmann-La Roche working on clinical trials for new oncology drugs. His research interests focus on time-to-event models with a longitudinal component. He maintains some academic collaborations on paediatric leukaemia and paediatric dystonia.

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Poppy Miller is a Statistics and Epidemiology PhD student in CHICAS at Lancaster University. Her research looks at developing methods for spatio-temporal epidemic modelling. Poppy joined the YSS committee at the beginning of 2016.

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stephen

Stephen Blaxland is a data scientist at Nationwide and is interested in the application of predictive algorithm techniques to solve business problems.

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