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Professor Richard Morris

Professor Richard Morris

Professor Richard Morris
BSc(Bristol), MSc(London), PhD(London)

Professor in Medical Statistics

Area of research

Statistics applied to epidemiology, primary care and public health research

Office 3.05
Canynge Hall,
39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS
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+44 (0) 117 3313935


Activities / Findings

My career has comprised statistical expertise applied to a wide range of topics in primary care, public health and epidemiology. From 2003-14, while based at UCL, I was co-director of the British Regional Heart Study, an international prestigious cohort study of British men, investigating the causes and possible preventive strategies for cardiovascular disease (CVD). I have continuing interest in investigating seasonal variations in CVD and its risk factors, and in understanding why the UK has a particularly marked excess winter mortality, especially from CVD. 

I have been involved in much primary care research, especially in evaluating interrventions through randomised trials, and I am part of the Bristol Randomised Trials Collaboration, to provide methodological support. I am also attached to the Centre for Academic Primary Care and engage with a wide variety of quantitative research themes within CAPC.


  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health Research
  • primary care


  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • cardiovascular risk scoring

Processes and functions

  • cardiovascular


  • Statistics
  • Mendelian Randomization
  • Multilevel models

Recent publications

View complete publications list in the University of Bristol publications system

Networks & contacts

  • Gene Feder
  • Chris Salisbury
  • Sarah Purdy
  • Alastair Hay
  • Marcus Munafo
  • Amy Taylor
  • Peter Tammes

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