BSc (Hons), MSc, GradStat
Passionate about improving and developing population health through innovative and collaborative clinical research
Usama joined the Clinical Trial Service Unit & Epidemiological Studies Unit (CTSU) within the Nuffield Department of Population Health (NDPH) to commence his research which is focused on the epidemiology of brain tumours. He will be investigating inequalities in access to treatments and care as well as developing a better understanding of patient reported outcomes in terms of quality of life for people living with the long term effects of a brain tumour diagnosis.
Prior to NDPH, Usama’s role was as a Medical Statistician at the Centre for Statistics in Medicine, University of Oxford. There, he worked on a variety of clinical trials and observational studies, funded by a National Institute for Health Research Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care grant. Usama holds a Bachelor of Science degree (with honours) in Mathematics and a Master of Science degree in Medical Statistics. His MSc thesis was entitled: ‘Incorporating Real World Evidence with Randomised Controlled Trials in Network Meta-Analysis: A Case Study in Multiple Sclerosis’.
Usama is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, a core member of the National Cancer Research Institute Brain Tumour Clinical Studies Group, a member of the British Neuro-Oncology Society and a member of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons.
Usama also has methodological interests in the analysis of large routine healthcare datasets, survival analysis and prognostic modelling.
DPhil Project Title
Brain Tumours in the UK: Epidemiology, Health Inequalities and Effects of Treatments on Quality of Life
- Sarah Darby, Professor of Medical Statistics, Clinical Trial Service Unit & Epidemiological Studies Unit, Nuffield Department of Population Health
- Andrew Judge, Professor of Translational Statistics, Centre for Statistics in Medicine, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences
- Puneet Plaha, Consultant Neurooncology Surgeon & Honorary Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Problems persist in reporting of methods and results for the WOMAC measure in hip and knee osteoarthritis trials.
Copsey B. et al, (2019), Qual Life Res, 28, 335 - 343
Sample size calculations are poorly conducted and reported in many randomized trials of hip and knee osteoarthritis: results of a systematic review.
Copsey B. et al, (2018), J Clin Epidemiol, 104, 52 - 61
Do portable nursing stations within bays of hospital wards reduce the rate of inpatient falls? An interrupted time-series analysis.
Ali UM. et al, (2018), Age Ageing
CURRENT PRACTICE IN METHODOLOGY AND REPORTING OF THE SAMPLE SIZE CALCULATION IN RANDOMISED TRIALS OF HIP AND KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW
Copsey B. et al, (2018), OSTEOARTHRITIS AND CARTILAGE, 26, S273 - S274
Web-based rehabilitation interventions for people with rheumatoid arthritis: A systematic review.
Srikesavan C. et al, (2018), J Telemed Telecare