Richard Silverwood BSc MSc PhD
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Richard is a Medical Statistician and has been at the School since 2004, when he arrived to undertake a PhD. He works in the Department of Medical Statistics.
Richard is the Programme Director of the MSc in Medical Statistics.
He is the organiser and lecturer for the Robust Statistical Methods module and contributes to teaching on the modules Introduction to Statistical Computing and Advanced Statistical Methods in Epidemiology, as well as the short course Causal Inference in Epidemiology: Recent Methodological Developments.
Richard is currently working as part of the Global Asthma Network, a collaboration between individuals from the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood and the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. The Global Asthma Network was established in 2012 to improve asthma care globally, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries, through enhanced surveillance, research collaboration, capacity building and access to quality-assured essential medicines.
Richard's previous research projects include (most recent first):
i) A Medical Research Council-funded project on optimising methods for measuring the effects of neighbourhood environments on diet, physical activity, smoking, alcohol intake and cardiovascular risk in older people in the UK.
Richard's PhD, under the supervision of Prof Bianca De Stavola, concerned issues in modelling growth data within a life course framework.
Richard is also the the Co-Director of the Centre for Statistical Methodology.
You can access most of Richard's publications via the School's repository, Research Online, here.
- Child health
- Physical activity
- Statistical methods
- Genetic epidemiology
- Life-course epidemiology
Disease and Health Conditions
- Cardiovascular disease
- Kidney disease
- United Kingdom
Pathways between Socioeconomic Disadvantage and Childhood Growth in the Scottish Longitudinal Study, 1991-2001.
Silverwood, R.J. ; Williamson, L. ; Grundy, E.M. ; De Stavola, B.L. ;
PLoS One, 2016; 11(10):e0164853
Gestational-age-specific reference ranges for blood pressure in pregnancy: findings from a prospective cohort.
Macdonald-Wallis, C.; Silverwood, R.J.; Fraser, A.; Nelson, S.M.; Tilling, K.; Lawlor, D.A.; de Stavola, B.L.;
J Hypertens, 2015; 33(1):96-105
Life-Course Partnership Status and Biomarkers in Midlife: Evidence From the 1958 British Birth Cohort.
Ploubidis, G.B.; Silverwood, R.J.; DeStavola, B.; Grundy, E.;
Am J Public Health, 2015; 105(8):1596-603
Testing for non-linear causal effects using a binary genotype in a Mendelian randomization study: application to alcohol and cardiovascular traits.
Silverwood, R.J.; Holmes, M.V.; Dale, C.E.; Lawlor, D.A.; Whittaker, J.C.; Smith, G.D.; Leon, D.A.; Palmer, T.; Keating, B.J.; Zuccolo, L.; Casas, J.P.; Dudbridge, F.; Alcohol-ADH1B Consortium, .;
Int J Epidemiol, 2014; 43(6):1781-90
Association between Younger Age When First Overweight and Increased Risk for CKD.
Silverwood, R.J.; Pierce, M.; Thomas, C.; Hardy, R.; Ferro, C.; Sattar, N.; Whincup, P.; Savage, C.; Kuh, D.; Nitsch, D.; National Survey of Health and Development Scientific and Data Collection Teams, .;
J Am Soc Nephrol, 2013; 24(5):813-21
Is Intergenerational Social Mobility Related to the Type and Amount of Physical Activity in Mid-Adulthood? Results from the 1946 British Birth Cohort Study.
Silverwood, R.J.; Pierce, M.; Nitsch, D.; Mishra, G.D.; Kuh, D.;
Ann Epidemiol, 2012; 22(7):487-98
BMI peak in infancy as a predictor for later BMI in the Uppsala Family Study.
Silverwood, R.J.; De Stavola, B.L.; Cole, T.J.; Leon, D.A.;
Int J Obes (Lond), 2009; 33(8):929-37
Statistical methods for constructing gestational age-related reference intervals and centile charts for fetal size.
Silverwood, R.J.; Cole, T.J.;
Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol, 2007; 29(1):6-13
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