I am a statistician and statistical statistical consultant who works in industry.
The views I express here at Blogging Beyond are my own.
I have a special interest in interdisciplinary research, and in collaborative ways of working. I am fascinated by the energy that emerges when different cultures learn to communicate with each other. My training and experience spans Biochemistry, Bioinformatics and Theoretical Systems Biology, Statistical Genetics and Statistics. My multidisciplinary background makes we well placed to lead or contribute to projects which lie at the interface of the life and physical sciences, or of academia and industry. Or both.
In terms of therapy areas I have worked on projects in rheumatology, metabolic disorders, and psychiatry. Complex disorders, if you will.
A brief reverse biography:
I am a statistical consultant working in industry, where I support pre-clinical drug discovery. I have been in this role since 2013. During that time I developed expertise in the application of principles of Design of Experiment and Statistical Design to ‘omics technologies as these technologies evolved. Whilst working in industry, I led internal communications for a dedicated team of scientists – the Target Science team – and was once referred to as the Rosetta stone of Target Sciences due to my ability to translate language across four interrelated scientific disciplines simultaneously.
From 2009 to 2013 I was a PhD student in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Imperial College London. My thesis was on the development of statistical methods to use genetic data in the estimation of disease risk. My supervisor was Professor Maria De Iorio. I spent the final thirteen months of my PhD studentship as a visiting student to the Department of Statistical Science at UCL. In 2013 I passed my PhD and starting working.
From 2008 to 2009 I was an MSc student in the Department of Life Sciences at Imperial. I completed the MSc in Bioinformatics and Theoretical Systems Biology.
Other than science