Frequently asked questions

This page aims to provide answers and guidance to questions that the Statistician’s receive on a regular basis.

Questions:

How can I work with the Health Statistics Group? NIHR Pre-doctoral Fellowships How can I study with the Health Statistics Group?
Where can I find R help and training? I didn't find my answer - what do I do next? 

 

How can I work with the Health Statistics Group? NIHR Pre-doctoral Fellowships

NIHR have announced the funding of Pre-doctoral Fellowships which aims to provide funding for Masters-level training in areas of health research methodology, including Medical Statistics, Clinical trial design, Operational research, Modelling, Qualitative research and Mixed methods. This would be a great opportunity for an undergraduate interested in developing a career in Medical Statistics research. Professor William Henley and Dr Lauren Rodgers of the Health Statistics Group, University of Exeter Medical School would be happy to discuss your research ideas.

Further details of the fellowship scheme can be found here, with the proposed start date of September 2020. Deadline for applications is 26th March 2020.

 

Where can I find R help and training?

Courses are occasionally run by Lauren Rodgers in the Health Statistics Team and the Bioinformatics Hub - Please check our events page for upcoming dates. The Exeter R User group (https://www.meetup.com/Exeter-R-Users-Group-Exeter-Devon-England/) runs user-group meetings featuring external speakers from both academia and industry, and has members of the group present their knowledge of R packages, best practice and specialist topics. The group is free to join and meetings are open to anyone with an interest R (regardless of their knowledge level) and are an excellent opportunity to network with other R Users.

 

How can I study with the Health Statistics Group?

We occassionaly have opportunities to study for a PhD with the Health Statistics Group. In additonal to advertising this posts, details can be found on our news page.

 

I didn't find my answer - what do I do next?

Should you not find the answer to your query, you might consider attending one of our Stats Clinics, where a member of the Health Statistics team will be available to assist with your Stats related queries. Attendees will be asked to complete a questionnaire prior to their Stats Clinic appointment, to enable the team to offer the best advice. Please check our events page for upcoming dates.