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Christopher Weir

Personal chair of Medical Statistics and Clinical Trials

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Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Education/Academic qualification

1996Master of Science, University of Aberdeen
Use of sequential treatment allocation methods and patient-specific outcome measures in a trial of glycaemic control in acute stroke
1993Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Glasgow
Informed clinical management of acute stroke: use of established statistical methods and development of an expert system
1989Bachelor of Science, University of Glasgow

Professional Qualifications

2009Chartered Scientist, CSci
2004Chartered Statistician, CStat


Experienced health services researcher and clinical trials methodologist, co-leading the statistical work of the Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit.  Role involves collaboration with clinical investigators to deliver high impact clinical trials and health research studies, alongside development of novel statistical clinical trials methodology to support current and future research.

Current Research Interests

  • Design and analysis of cluster-randomised trials, including stepped-wedge designs
  • Statistical methods for the evaluation of potential surrogate outcomes in clinical trials
  • Adaptive design clinical trials

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