We are really pleased to announce that Robert Goudie has been promoted to MRC Investigator at the MRC Biostatistics Unit (BSU).
I am delighted to be promoted to MRC Investigator. The Unit is a fantastic place to do research at the interface of methodology and application, with many world class statisticians and the opportunity to collaborate with world class scientists across the broader Campus. The increasing availability of detailed data from major UK hospital Trusts and more broadly across Population Health offers the opportunity to identify dramatic improvements to healthcare in the UK, but appropriately analysing such complex data remains challenging. I am thrilled have the opportunity to build a research group at the Unit that will seek to address these challenges.”
Robert joined the BSU in 2011. Much of his research since then has tackled the challenge of how to combine information from several different data sources, which can be difficult in many biomedical settings — for example when one data source is related to another indirectly, or when some data are known to be less reliable. More recently, his research has broadened to include analysis of data from modern minute-by-minute hospital records of patient care, particularly those from Addenbrookes hospital in Cambridge. His work has included developing a model to predict mortality risk for COVID-19 patients throughout hospital stays (read more).
In his new role, Robert will be leading a team extending his work on data integration and analysis of hospital record data in the context of Population Health. Robert is excited to be taking on his new role, saying: