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John Matthews

Professor of Medical Statistics

School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics

Background

I came to Newcastle University in 1987, following undergraduate and postgraduate studies in mathematics and statistics at Cambridge University, a PhD at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine with Professor Michael Healy and a post-doctoral appointment at Oxford University with Professor Peter Armitage.

I was awarded the Guy Medal in Bronze of the Royal Statistical Society in 1996 and served as President of the British and Irish Region of the International Biometric Society from 2014-16.

Teaching

  • MMB8100 Research Skills and Principles for the Biosciences
  • MAS3908 Experimental Design

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Interests

  • Medical statistics
  • Clinical trials
  • Crossover trials
  • Design in medicine

Publications

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Measuring blood glucose in neonatal units: How does hemocue compare?

Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition 1996; 75(3):F202-F208

Small clinical trials: Are they all bad?

Statistics in Medicine 1995; 14(2):115-126

An application of Bradley-Terry-Type models to the measurement of pain

Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics) 1995; 44(2):243-255

Multi-period crossover trials

Statistical Methods in Medical Research 1994; 3(4):383-405

An investigation of changepoints in the annual number of cases of haemolytic uraemic syndrome

Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics) 1993; 42(3):461-471

Robust Methods in the Assessment of Multivariate Normality

Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics) 1984; 33(3):272-277