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 Ben Jones

Ben Jones

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Medical Statistics

 

Overview

Ben is a medical statistician in the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration South West Peninsula (PenARC) and the University of Exeter Clinical Trials Unit (ExeCTU), providing statistical support to colleagues on a range of projects.

Ben is also undertaking a part-time PhD within which he is developing Bayesian methods for use in the design and analysis of cluster randomised controlled trials.

Ben was previously a medical statistician at the University of Plymouth, where he contributed to the design and analysis of a broad range of clinical trials including pragmatic trials, complex interventions, pilot and feasibility trials, cluster randomised trials and Clinical Trials of Investigational Medicinal Products (CTIMPS) in healthcare areas including oncology, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and mental health.

Qualifications

  • BSc Mathematics – 1st Class Honours, Lancaster University
  • MSc Statistics – Lancaster University
  • PhD Medical Studies (Ongoing) – University of Plymouth
  • RSS Graduate Statistician (GradStat) status

Research

Research interests

Ben has a broad interest in statistical clinical trial methodology, efficient study design and Bayesian statistics, which is complemented by his ongoing PhD research in Bayesian methods in cluster randomised trial design and analysis.

Research projects

  • PARTNERS2 Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial: Aims to help primary care and community based mental health services work more closely together by developing a system of collaborative care based in GP surgeries for people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder;
  • The MYRIAD Project: Mindfulness and Resilience in Adolescence;
  • COVID-NURSE: A clinical trial of nursing care for patients infected with COVID-19.

Publications

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Publications by category


Journal articles

Xiao Z, Hauser OP, Kirkwood C, Li DZ, Jones B, Higgins S (In Press). Uncovering Individualised Treatment Effect: Evidence from Educational Trials.  Abstract.
Jones BG, Streeter AJ, Baker A, Moyeed R, Creanor S (2021). Bayesian statistics in the design and analysis of cluster randomised controlled trials and their reporting quality: a methodological systematic review. Systematic Reviews, 10(1). Abstract.  Full text.
Turner EL, Platt AC, Gallis JA, Tetreault K, Easter C, McKenzie JE, Nash S, Forbes AB, Hemming K, Adrion C, et al (2021). Completeness of reporting and risks of overstating impact in cluster randomised trials: a systematic review. The Lancet Global Health, 9(8), e1163-e1168.
Plappert H, Hobson-Merrett C, Gibbons B, Baker E, Bevan S, Clark M, Creanor S, Davies L, Denyer R, Frost J, et al (2021). Evaluation of a primary care-based collaborative care model (PARTNERS2) for people with diagnoses of schizophrenia, bipolar, or other psychoses: study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial. BJGP Open, 5(3). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Taylor AH, Taylor RS, Ingram WM, Anokye N, Dean S, Jolly K, Mutrie N, Lambert J, Yardley L, Greaves C, et al (2020). Adding web-based behavioural support to exercise referral schemes for inactive adults with chronic health conditions: the e-coachER RCT. Health Technology Assessment, 24(63), 1-106. Abstract.
Marsden J, Pavlou M, Dennett R, Gibbon A, Knight-Lozano R, Jeu L, Flavell C, Freeman J, Bamiou DE, Harris C, et al (2020). Vestibular rehabilitation in multiple sclerosis: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial and cost-effectiveness analysis comparing customised with booklet based vestibular rehabilitation for vestibulopathy and a 12 month observational cohort study of the symptom reduction and recurrence rate following treatment for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. BMC Neurology, 20(1). Abstract.  Full text.
Freeman J, Hendrie W, Jarrett L, Hawton A, Barton A, Dennett R, Jones B, Zajicek J, Creanor S (2019). Assessment of a home-based standing frame programme in people with progressive multiple sclerosis (SUMS): a pragmatic, multi-centre, randomised, controlled trial and cost-effectiveness analysis. The Lancet Neurology, 18(8), 736-747. Abstract.
Callaghan L, Thompson TP, Creanor SC, Quinn C, Senior J, Green C, Hawton AJ, Byng R, Wallace G, Sinclair J, et al (2019). Individual health trainers to support health and well-being for people under community supervision in the criminal justice system: the STRENGTHEN pilot RCT. Public Health Research, 7(20). Full text.
Freeman J, Hendrie W, Jarrett L, Hawton A-M, Barton A, Dennett R, Jones B, Marsden J, Zajicek J, Creanor S, et al (2019). Standing up in people with progressive multiple sclerosis (SUMS): a multi-centre randomised controlled trial evaluating a home-based standing frame programme. Physiotherapy, 105, e24-e25.
(2017). Epistaxis 2016: national audit of management. The Journal of Laryngology & Otology, 131(12), 1131-1141. Abstract.

Conferences

Jones BG, Streeter AJ, Baker A, Moyeed R, Creanor S (2019). Bayesian statistics in the design and analysis of cluster randomised controlled trials and their reporting quality: a methodological systematic review. 5th International Clinical Trials Methodology Conference (ICTMC 2019). 6th - 9th Oct 2019.

Publications by year


In Press

Xiao Z, Hauser OP, Kirkwood C, Li DZ, Jones B, Higgins S (In Press). Uncovering Individualised Treatment Effect: Evidence from Educational Trials.  Abstract.

2021

Jones BG, Streeter AJ, Baker A, Moyeed R, Creanor S (2021). Bayesian statistics in the design and analysis of cluster randomised controlled trials and their reporting quality: a methodological systematic review. Systematic Reviews, 10(1). Abstract.  Full text.
Turner EL, Platt AC, Gallis JA, Tetreault K, Easter C, McKenzie JE, Nash S, Forbes AB, Hemming K, Adrion C, et al (2021). Completeness of reporting and risks of overstating impact in cluster randomised trials: a systematic review. The Lancet Global Health, 9(8), e1163-e1168.
Plappert H, Hobson-Merrett C, Gibbons B, Baker E, Bevan S, Clark M, Creanor S, Davies L, Denyer R, Frost J, et al (2021). Evaluation of a primary care-based collaborative care model (PARTNERS2) for people with diagnoses of schizophrenia, bipolar, or other psychoses: study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial. BJGP Open, 5(3). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2020

Taylor AH, Taylor RS, Ingram WM, Anokye N, Dean S, Jolly K, Mutrie N, Lambert J, Yardley L, Greaves C, et al (2020). Adding web-based behavioural support to exercise referral schemes for inactive adults with chronic health conditions: the e-coachER RCT. Health Technology Assessment, 24(63), 1-106. Abstract.
Marsden J, Pavlou M, Dennett R, Gibbon A, Knight-Lozano R, Jeu L, Flavell C, Freeman J, Bamiou DE, Harris C, et al (2020). Vestibular rehabilitation in multiple sclerosis: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial and cost-effectiveness analysis comparing customised with booklet based vestibular rehabilitation for vestibulopathy and a 12 month observational cohort study of the symptom reduction and recurrence rate following treatment for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. BMC Neurology, 20(1). Abstract.  Full text.

2019

Freeman J, Hendrie W, Jarrett L, Hawton A, Barton A, Dennett R, Jones B, Zajicek J, Creanor S (2019). Assessment of a home-based standing frame programme in people with progressive multiple sclerosis (SUMS): a pragmatic, multi-centre, randomised, controlled trial and cost-effectiveness analysis. The Lancet Neurology, 18(8), 736-747. Abstract.
Jones BG, Streeter AJ, Baker A, Moyeed R, Creanor S (2019). Bayesian statistics in the design and analysis of cluster randomised controlled trials and their reporting quality: a methodological systematic review. 5th International Clinical Trials Methodology Conference (ICTMC 2019). 6th - 9th Oct 2019.
Callaghan L, Thompson TP, Creanor SC, Quinn C, Senior J, Green C, Hawton AJ, Byng R, Wallace G, Sinclair J, et al (2019). Individual health trainers to support health and well-being for people under community supervision in the criminal justice system: the STRENGTHEN pilot RCT. Public Health Research, 7(20). Full text.
Freeman J, Hendrie W, Jarrett L, Hawton A-M, Barton A, Dennett R, Jones B, Marsden J, Zajicek J, Creanor S, et al (2019). Standing up in people with progressive multiple sclerosis (SUMS): a multi-centre randomised controlled trial evaluating a home-based standing frame programme. Physiotherapy, 105, e24-e25.

2017

(2017). Epistaxis 2016: national audit of management. The Journal of Laryngology & Otology, 131(12), 1131-1141. Abstract.

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