Sofía Villar, a postdoctoral research associate member of Adrian Mander‘s research group in Design and Analysis of Randomised Trials (DART) of the MRC Biostatistics Unit (BSU) has been awarded a Biometrika Trust fellowship.
Sofia currently works on an MRC funded project “Designing and analysing multi-arm multi-stage clinical trials with one or more endpoints”. The project is a cross-institutional initiative between the Statistics Groups at the University of Lancaster and the MRC Biostatistics Unit Hub for Trials Methodology Research in Cambridge led by Thomas Jaki (Lancaster), Jack Bowden and James Wason (Cambridge).
The fellowship the Biometrika Trust awarded to Sofía is a two-year research fellowship, for junior researchers in statistical theory and methodology. “It is aimed at those among the most outstanding recent PhD graduates who are capable of self-direction.”
The BSU, as host department will provide a stimulating and inclusive research environment, and Sofía’s career development will be supported through mentoring and through her ongoing collaboration with Jack Bowden and James Wason. Sofia’s research will also be supported by collaborations with Lancaster University (Thomas Jaki and Peter Jacko) and MD. Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston U.S. (Don Berry).
It’s the first ever Biometrika Trust fellowship, so it’s quite an honour. Well done Sofía!
For more information about Sofía’s work please visit https://www.mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk/bandit-problems-and-clinical-trials-design/