Seminar Series

A public seminar by Dr Richard Elmsley

Causal inference and stratified medicine:  the essential role of mechanisms evaluation


Canada Room/Council Chamber (QUB)

Richard is a Lecturer in Biostatistics in the Centre for Biostatistics at The University of Manchester.  He is a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Biostatistics at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London. He is a theme lead on stratified medicine in the MRC North West Hub for Trials Methodology Research. He has previously held an MRC Early Career Centenary Award and an MRC Career Development Award in Biostatistics.  His research involves the development of statistical methods for causal inference and efficacy and mechanisms evaluation, with application of these methods in trials of complex interventions in mental health.

Lunch will be Provided  -  All Welcome

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In association with the ADRC-NI, we will be hosting a public seminar by Dr Anne Kouvonen

Availability and use of register data in epidemiological research in Finland

Tuesday 21st April 2015 @ 1pm

Canada Room/Council Chamber (QUB)

Dr Anne Kouvonen is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Social Research in the University of Helsinki (Finland), Honorary Lecturer in the Centre for Public Health in Queen’s University Belfast and Research Associate Professor in the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Wroclaw, Poland.  From 2012 to 2014 she worked as Lecturer in Queen’s University Belfast.  Anne is one of the Co-Investigators of the Administrative Data Research Centre (ADRC-NI) and UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health.  Anne is an internationally renowned social epidemiologist whose research primarily focuses on the relationship between social environment and health.  In particular, she has been looking at the links between psychosocial work environment and health. Her other interests include the investigation of determinants of obesity and type 2 diabetes; determinants of occupational injury; national trends in morbidity; and migrant health.  Her research involves the application of social epidemiological methods and administrative record linkage.  She is involved in a number of on-going national and international collaborations with colleagues from QUB, UCL, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, University of Helsinki and University of California, Davis.

Refreshments available  -  All Welcome