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Dr Andrew Wills

Dr Andrew Wills

Dr Andrew Wills
BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Applied Statistics

Biomedical Research Unit,
Level 3, UBHT Education Centre BS2 8AE
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 34 21769

Research summary

Current and ongoing research areas:

I collaborate with a group in Norway on the Norwegian Childhood Growth Study, where we are trying to understand growth patterns that may be suboptimal for health and their determinants. Much of my statistical and epidemiological work has been within what is called “life course epidemiology” and the “developmental origins of adult disease hypothesis (Barker Hypothesis)”. For example, I have worked on the 1946 British Birth cohort study and with several cohort studies in India.

I also enjoy more general statistical collaborative work; for example, I have worked on several randomised controlled trials, and I ...

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Biography

I am a statistician and epidemiologist.

I have an MSc in Medical Statistics (2007; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) and a PhD in Biomechanics and Epidemiology (2006; Centre for Biomedical Engineering, University of Surrey). Since 2007 I have worked as a medical statistician and epidemiologist on various topics within a life course epidemiological framework (MRC Lifecourse epidemiology unit, Uni of So'ton; MRC Unit for Lifelong health and ageing, University College London; MRC CAiTE, University of Bristol). Prior to that I was the Research leader in a rehabilitation hospital (DMRC Headley Court) where my personal research interests were ...

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