Dr Melanie Smuk
BSc MSc PhD
Program Director of Health Data Science
After gaining a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Melanie studied a Masters in Statistics at University College London. Her previous experience of working full time for over a year as a biostatistical programmer at biotechnology company (Amgen), coupled with the inspiration from the Master course encouraged Melanie to continue in statistical research. Melanie completed a PhD in missing data methodology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).
Following her PhD, Melanie moved to Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) to work as a research fellow in medical statistics within the Centre for Psychiatry. She left QMUL to work as senior statistician within the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), however returned to QMUL in June 2017 as a lecturer in Medical Statistics within the Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit (PCTU).
In March 2020, Melanie re-joined (LSHTM) as an Assistant Professor of Health Data Science to take up the role of program director for the MSc in Health Data Science and to continue her research into data science methodology.
Melanie is the program director for the MSc in Health Data Science.
Current research areas include: Health Data Science, Missing Data, Clinical Trials Methodology.