James Wason rises to become new BSU Programme Leader Track

James WasonCongratulations to Dr James Wason who has recently been appointed as new Programme Leader Track at the MRC Biostatistics Unit (BSU).

James began his research career at BSU in 2006 as a PhD student, looking at multi-locus methods for genome-wide association studies, supervised by Dr Frank Dudbridge. James has since progressed on to being a Research Statistician in 2009 and then a Senior Investigator Scientist in 2012, working on clinical trials methodology within the Design and Analysis of Randomised Trials research theme at BSU.

In his new role, James’ research focuses will be statistical methods for next-generation clinical trials. This will include several areas of work that address the need for efficient clinical trials, both in academia and in the pharmaceutical industry.

This is fantastic news for BSU and James is delighted to be taking on this new role. He says “I feel privileged to be given the opportunity to form a research group within the BSU. Development and application of novel statistical methodology is a significant area of research that is needed to improve clinical trials and ensure patients get the most suitable treatment for them. The BSU is a fantastic place to work on this area due to the expertise in a wide variety of biostatistics methodology and application.”