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Professor Margaret May

Professor Margaret May

Professor Margaret May

Emeritus Professor

Area of research

Prognostic modelling and HIV epidemiology

Office Room 2.06
Canynge Hall,
Whiteladies Road, Clifton BS8 2PS
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Margaret is a Reader In Medical Statistics with a PhD in prognostic modelling. Her research interests include methods for modelling missing data, longitudinal data analysis, survival analysis with competing risks, life expectancy and joint modelling of biomarkers and time to event data. She is co-Principal Investigator with Jonathan Sterne for the Antiretroviral Therapy Cohort Collaboration which collects data from cohorts of treated HIV positive individuals in Europe and North America in order to investigate prognosis.  As well as her work on epidemiology of HIV and AIDS, Margaret is actively engaged in projects on cardiovascular risk scoring, prognosis of renal patients on dialysis, biomarkers for childhood neurblastomas and investigating heterogeneity of chronic fatigue syndrome.


Margaret has worked in the School of Social and Community Medicine since 1999. Previously she was a Senior Lecturer in the Mathematics Department at UWE, Bristol. She is keen to collaborate with HIV researchers across the globe particularly if they live near mountains and enjoy skiing!


  • Clinical Epidemiology (year 1 Medical UG)
  • Community Orientated Medical Practice (year 4 Medical UG)
  • Advanced Epidemiological & Statistical Methods (PG short course)
  • Current Topics in Cancer Epidemiology (PG short course)
  • Rates and Survival Analysis (PG short course)



  • epidemiology
  • medical statistics


  • CVD
  • chronic fatigue syndrome/renal disease

Processes and functions

  • health services research


  • prognosis
  • survival models

Selected publications

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Networks & contacts

  • Antiretroviral Therapy Cohort Collaboration
  • UK Collaborative HIV Cohort (UKCHIC) Study
  • Swiss HIV Cohort Study (SHCS)
  • Collaboration of Observational HIV Epidemiological Research Europe (COHERE)
  • International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS
  • IeDEA Southern Africa and West Africa
  • The North American AIDS Cohort Collaboration on Research and Design (NA-ACCORD)
  • HIV-CAUSAL Collaboration
  • The CFAR Network of Integrated Clinical Systems (CNICS)

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