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The involvement of a statistician at all stages of a randomised controlled trial from concept to dissemination is crucial to the success of a study, but how does a statistician influence the direction of a trial? Using trials she has worked on as examples, Pollyanna will present some of the statistical and methodological challenges she has addressed as a statistician working on trials to ensure the delivery of robust and reliable results.

 Pollyanna Hardy graduated from the University of Sussex with a BSc in Mathematics, and later an MSc in Statistics from the University of Sheffield. She has previously worked as a medical statistician at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the Murdoch Children's Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia, NPEU CTU and Birmingham CTU. She is now Clinical Trialist and Director of the NPEU CTU. She has 25 years’ experience as a statistician and methodologist on around 40 randomised controlled trials in a range of disease areas.

Forthcoming events

Exploiting electronic health records to improve infection management

Monday, 03 June 2024, 1pm to 2pm @ BDI/OxPop Building LG seminar rooms

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Tuesday, 04 June 2024, 1pm to 2pm @ Richard Doll Lecture Theatre, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus, Headington, OX3 7LF

Prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease Progression

Tuesday, 11 June 2024, 1pm to 2pm @ Richard Doll Lecture Theatre, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus, Headington, OX3 7LF

Festival of Global Health - Survivors

Wednesday, 12 June 2024, 4pm to 8pm @ Curzon Oxford, Westgate Shopping Centre, Oxford OX1 1NZ

Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit (IDEU) Symposium 2024

Friday, 14 June 2024, 9.30am to 4.15pm @ Big Data Institute LG seminar rooms