Professor Sudhesh Kumar, Dean of Warwick Medical School, is delighted to welcome Professor Ashby to give a Dean's Distinguished Lecture.
Using Statistical Theory, Epidemiology and Clinical Trials for Public Health Impact
Deborah Ashby holds the Chair in Medical Statistics and Clinical Trials at Imperial College London, where she is Co-Director of Imperial Clinical Trials Unit and Deputy Head of Imperial School of Public Health. She is a Chartered Statistician and her research interests are in clinical trials, risk-benefit decision making for medicines, and the utility of Bayesian approaches in these areas. She led the benefit-risk workstream of the IMI-funded PROTECT project, bringing together academic, pharmaceutical, regulatory and patient expertise to determine best practice, and innovate on both underpinning methods and communication of the benefits and risks of medicines.
She chairs the HTA Commissioning Board, and is Deputy Chair of the HTA Programme for the National Institute for Health Research, and is Chair of the Population Research Committee for Cancer Research UK. She has sat on the Commission on Human Medicines and often advised the European Medicines Agency. Deborah was awarded the OBE for services to medicine in 2009, appointed an NIHR Senior Investigator in 2010, elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2012 and is President-Elect of the Royal Statistical Society.