Simon Thompson



Professor Simon Thompson is Director of Research in Biostatistics in the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit within the Department of Public Health and Primary Care.  He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, and a Fellow of Wolfson College Cambridge.  From 2000-2011 he was Director of the MRC Biostatistics Unit in Cambridge, an internationally acclaimed research institute in medical statistics.  He held previous academic appointments at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and as the first Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology at Imperial College London.

Research interests

His research interests are in meta-analysis and evidence synthesis, clinical trial methodology, health economic evaluation, and cardiovascular epidemiology; he has published widely in these areas.  He has collaborated on a number of major clinical trials, recently including all the major UK national trials of screening and treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysms. He has been a strong advocate for biostatistics through his research papers, didactic articles, and contributions to courses and workshops both in the UK and abroad.  He has also taken on a number of responsibilities for the MRC, the Royal Statistical Society, the International Biometric Society, and other international professional societies.

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