Dr Matthew Smith
PhD MSc BSc GradStat AMIMA
Matthew has experience in applying advanced statistical methods to answer epidemiological research questions regarding cancer patient health outcomes. His research involves investigating the patient and healthcare system interactions, evaluating interventions to reduce inequalities, and recommending key policy decisions.
In 2015, Matthew graduated in Mathematics and Statistics from Nottingham, and, in 2017, he completed a Masters in Medical Statistics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). Following this, in 2017, he was awarded the Cancer Research UK Studentship in Cancer Survival, thereby funding his doctoral research on the socioeconomic inequalities in survival of patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma; he completed his PhD in 2021.
Currently, he is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow of Biostatistics within the Inequalities in Cancer Outcomes Network at the LSHTM.
For further information, see his personal website.
Matthew is currently a seminar leader for the following MSc modules:
- Advanced Statistical Modelling;
- Robust Statistical Methods; and
- Statistical Methods in Epidemiology.
He is a seminar assistant for the short course "Cancer Survival: Principles, Methods and Applications".
Matthew sat on the Student Representive Council for the position of Vice President Doctoral Students.
Matthew's main interests are in developing methodologies to investigate the inequalities in cancer survival, with a focus surrounding the effects of comorbidities on the survival of patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.