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Mr Dean Langan
Appointment
  • Teaching Fellow
  • ICH Pop, Policy & Practice Prog
  • UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
Biography

I completed a bachelor degree in Mathematics in 2008 (University of Liverpool), including a diverse range of modules such as statistical theory, quantum mechanics, game theory and medical statistics. The latter module led me to a masters degree in Medical Statistics at the University of LeicesterSince completing my studies, I have worked as a statistician at the Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU, University of Leeds) for 3 years, working on a number of phase II and III clinical trials in a range of disease areas including stroke and myeloma cancer. I undertook a PhD full-time at the University of York from 2012 to 2015, researching statistical methods for meta-analysis. The title of my PhD was 'estimating the heterogeneity variance in a random-effects meta-analysis'. Upon submitting my thesis in 2015, I now work as a teaching fellow at the Centre for Applied Statistics Courses (CASC) in UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health.



Research Summary

My two main research interests are currently: (1) Statistical methods in meta-analysis and (2) Child post-mortem imagery (in collaboration with Great Ormond Street Hospital, GOSH).

Teaching Summary
I frequently teach the following within the Centre for Applied Statistics Courses (www.ucl.ac.uk/ich/short-courses-events/about-stats-courses):
  • Introduction to Statistics and Research Methods
  • Further Topics in R
  • Introduction to meta-analysis
  • Critical Appraisal
  • Assessing measurement reliability and validity

Appointments
28-SEP-2015 Teaching Fellow Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health University College London, United Kingdom
28-SEP-2009 – 15-FEB-2012 Trial Statistician Clinical Trials Research Unit University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2016 FHEA ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow – Statistics Applied to Social Sciences University College London
2016 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Medical Statistics University of York
2009 MSc Master of Science – Medical Statistics University of Leicester
2008 BSc Hons Bachelor of Science – Mathematics University of Liverpool
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