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Professor Chris Metcalfe

Professor Chris Metcalfe

Professor Chris Metcalfe
B.Sc.(Hons.)(York), Ph.D. (Cambridge), M.Sc. (London), PGCHE

Professor of Medical Statistics

Area of research

Medical statistics and study design

Office Room 3.03a Canynge Hall
Canynge Hall,
39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 7326

Research summary

I am the co-director, with Athene Lane, of the Bristol Randomised Trials Collaboration. I provide statistical expertise or supervision to a number of major research studies, including:

  • A study of training shop-keepers, aimed at reducing pesticide self-poisoning in Sri Lanka
  • The FITNET study, evaluating internet-based treatment for adolescents with chronic fatigue
  • The ROMIO study, comparing surgical techniques for oesophagectomy in the treatment of cancer

My research into statistical methods is opportunistic, addressing questions that arise during my diverse mix of applied work.



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I am an Associate Editor for the journal Statistical Methods in Medical Research.

I have been a member of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics since 2003. I served on the Executive Committee between 2012 to 2016, was a member of the local organising committee for the Birmingham 2016 conference, and a member of the scientific committee for the Melbourne 2018 conference. I am currently a member of the National Groups and Student Conference Awards committees.

I am a member of several study oversight committees, including a Swedish study of colorectal cancer screening based at the Karolinska Institute, and the ...

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Selected publications

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Recent publications

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