James Carpenter BSc MSc DPhil FHEA

Professor of Medical Statistics and Programme Leader in Methodology, MRC Clinical Trials Unit


I joined the School in 1998 from the Department of Statistics, Oxford University, where I studied for my doctorate.




In Autumn 2013 I will teach the introduction to Bayesian Statistics course for the MSc Medical Statistics. I also contribute to the Advanaced Statistical Modelling course. Currently, I am chair of Examiners for the MSc Medical Statistics.


My principal research interests are coping with missing data in complex hierarchical models, sensitivity analysis, meta-analysis and adaptive designs.

Research areas

  • Clinical databases
  • Clinical trials
  • Modelling
  • Statistical methods


  • Epidemiology
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Statistics

Other interests

  • Missing Data
  • Multilevel Models Bootstrap Methods
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