Professor Andy Judge

M.Sc.(Soton.), PhD

  • BS10 5NB

Personal profile

Research interests

Professor of Translational Statistics at the Musculoskeletal Research Unit, Translational Health Sciences, University of Bristol, and part of the Bristol NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). I am Head of Section for Cardiovascular Surgery and Vascular Biology in the Department of Translational Health Sciences, Research Director for Bristol Medical School, and Programme Director of the MSc in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Bristol. I retain an appointment at the Centre for Statistics in Medicine (CSM), Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford, where I was conferred the title of full Professor in the prestigious 2017 Recognition of Distinction awards.


I am Deputy Director of a TOMMYs Centre for National Maternity Improvement co-sponsored by the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and Royal College of Midwives (RCM). Our data science stream at the University of Bristol utilises data from the National Maternity and Perinatal Audit Data (NMPA) for research to reduce preterm birth and stillbirth. I hold the contract for statistical analysis of the National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD) national audit programme managed by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), and am head of research for the statistical analysis contract for the National Joint Registry (NJR) hosted by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP). I have experience of using data from the Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) database, Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD), The Health Improvement Network (THIN), SIDIAP primary care data from Catalonia, UK Renal Registry, National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS). I have expertise in the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for health research.


I am a translational statistician providing a bridge between innovative epidemiological study designs and advanced statistical methodology, that can be applied to practically usable clinical studies that have impact and lead to improved health outcomes. My purpose is: (i) Applied health research that can improve patient care and change the way patients are treated and managed; (ii) Innovative methodology and epidemiological study designs; (iii) Provide opportunities for training and personal development to the benefit of both the individual and wider research group.


I am a principal investigator and a co-applicant on a number of research grants with £21.8 million grant income (£2 million as a PI), >250 publications (that include 5 BMJ and 8 Lancet papers) and an h-index of 59. My current research is focused on health service delivery – exploring variation in the way hospitals treat and manage patients, and in understanding which is the best model of care to improve patient outcomes and save money to the NHS. I develop innovative study designs for the evaluation of complex interventions that include Natural Experimental studies and Process Evaluations. Projects adopt a mixed methods approach using qualitative research methods, health economics and statistical analysis, in order to capture deep understanding and lessons for the service on implementation and change.

External positions

Honorary Departmental Professor, University of Oxford

1 Sept 201731 Aug 2022


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