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Professor Paul Burton

Professor Paul Burton

Professor Paul Burton
BSc (Hons), MB ChB, MD, MSc, MRCP(UK), CStat, FFPH

Honorary Professor

Area of research

D2K (Data to Knowledge) Research Group

Office OF20
Oakfield House,
Oakfield Grove, Clifton BS8 2BN
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+44 (0) 117 3310072


Paul Burton qualified MBChB at the University of Leicester in 1983, taking an intercalated BSc (1st class honours) in Genetics in 1981. As an MRC Training Fellow (1986-1989), he was awarded an MSc in Medical Statistics from the London School of Hygiene (1988). His MD (with distinction) focused on models for patient survival on renal replacement therapy (University of Leicester, 1992). He is a Chartered Statistician (Royal Statistical Society), a member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK), and of the Faculties of Public Health in the UK and Australia.

From 1992-1999 he was Senior Biostatistician and Head of the Division of Biostatistics and Genetic Epidemiology at the Institute for Child Health Research, Perth, Western Australia. He became Chair in Genetic Epidemiology at the University of Leicester in September 1999. In September 2013, he moved to the School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol.

Activities / Findings

See biography


Under development


  • epidemiology
  • biostatistics
  • infrastrucure
  • transdisciplinary
  • genetic epidemiology


  • No specific disease focus

Processes and functions

  • analysis
  • meta-analysis
  • secure co-analysis
  • data access


  • generalized linear models
  • generalized linear mixed models
  • MCMC



Bristol Medical School (PHS)

Centres, collaborations and units

Recent publications

View complete publications list in the University of Bristol publications system

Networks & contacts

  • Madeleine Murtagh University Bristol
  • Isabel Fortier McGill University
  • Vincent Ferretti McGill University
  • Bartha Knoppers McGill University
  • Ronald Stolk University Groningen
  • Jennifer Harris Oslo
  • Jonathan Tedds University of Leicester
  • Susan Wallace University of Leicester

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