Senior Investigator Profile

First NameDouglas
Award StatusTerm 2
Current PostDirector, Centre for Statistics in Medicine
DepartmentCentre for Statistics in Medicine
Telephone01865 223444
InstitutionUniversity of Oxford
NHS TrustOxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Region NameSouth Central
Primary Research FieldStatistical Sciences
Secondary Research FieldInternal Medicine
BiographyDoug Altman has been director of theCentre for Statistics in Medicine in Oxford since its inception in 1995. His work has been supported by Cancer Research UK since 1988, before which he worked for the Medical Research Council for 11 years.He is author of Practical Statistics for Medical Research (1991) and co-editor of Statistics with Confidence (1989, 2000) and Systematic Reviews in Health Care (1995, 2001). He has published over 400 peer reviewed articles, many aimed at clarifying statistical ideas for medical researchers, including the long-running Statistics Notes series in the BMJ jointly with Martin Bland. He has a long-standing interest in improving the reporting of medical research. He is a member of the executive for several reporting guidelines, includingCONSORT,STROBE andPRISMA, and set up theEQUATOR Network to try to enhance the reliability of medical research publications.   His methodological interests include randomised trials, meta-analysis, diagnosis and prognosis, and medical measurement.   

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