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Dr Dean Langan
  • Senior Teaching Fellow
  • Population, Policy & Practice Dept
  • UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

Since completing a masters in medical statistics at the University of Leicester (2009), Dean has worked as a statistician at the Clinical Trials Research Unit (CTRU, University of Leeds) for 3 years. During this time, Dean worked on a number of phase II and III clinical trials in a range of disease areas including stroke and myeloma cancer. He undertook a PhD full-time at the University of York from 2012 to 2015, researching statistical methods for meta-analysis. The title of the PhD was 'estimating the heterogeneity variance in a random-effects meta-analysis'. Upon submitting his thesis in 2015, he now works as a teaching fellow at the Centre for Applied Statistics Courses (CASC) in UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. Dean's primary role is running short courses in statistics to a wide range of delegates including students and staff within the university, and external delegates working in a wide range of research fields.

Research Summary

Research interests currently include: 

  • Statistical methods in meta-analysis
  • Child post-mortem imagery (in collaboration with Great Ormond Street Hospital, GOSH)
  • Pedagogy of statistics

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

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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