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

Dean works as a lecturer, jointly based within the School of Life and Medical Sciences (SLMS) and the Centre for Applied Statistics Courses (CASC) at University College London (UCL). He is responsible for the development and implementation of online statistical training principally aimed at doctoral students within SLMS. He took up this position in August 2021 having worked for 6 years solely within CASC, delivering face-to-face short courses to a wide range of delegates, including students and staff within UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, and other working professionals from a wide range of industries.

Previously, Dean has also worked as a medical statistician at the Clinical Trials Research unit (CTRU, University of Leeds), working 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'.

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 has developed a number of self-paced, online courses modelled on teaching materials initially developed by the Centre for Applied Statistics Courses (CASC) (www.ucl.ac.uk/stats-courses). Previously, he ran the following short-courses in a face-to-face setting:
  • 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 Lecturer (teaching) 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   Doctor of Philosophy University of York
2016   ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow University College London
2009   Master of Science University of Leicester
2008   Bachelor of Science University of Liverpool
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