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Mrs Catriona Keerie

Senior Clinical Trials Statistician

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Education/Academic qualification

1993Master in Science, University of Southampton
1989Bachelor of Science, University of St Andrews

Professional Qualifications

2011Chartered Scientist, The Science Council, CSci
2000Chartered Statistician, The Royal Statistical Society, CSTAT

Area of Expertise

Research expertiseClinical trials, Medical statistics, Design and analysis of stepped wedge cluster randomised trials, Data sharing and data linkage, SAS


Catriona is a medical statistician at the Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit (ECTU) within the Usher Institute.

This role includes responsibility for the statistical aspects of clinical trial design, grant applications, final trial reporting and subsequent publications. 

Alongside this role, Catriona sits on the CSO Translational Clinical Studies Research Committee, is an independent statistician on several Data Monitoring Committees and is statistical editor for the Cochrane Vascular Group. 

Prior to this, Catriona worked as a Phase I and Phase III clinical trials statistician in industry and as a statistical consultant in the commercial life sciences sector.  


Collaborative Activity

  • CPHS seminar series organiser
  • NIHR/EME research programme (Statistical Reviewer)
  • The Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Statistical Reviewer)
  • The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology (Statistical Reviewer)
  • Data Sharing methods group (internal)


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