Dr Christopher Penfold

PhD, MSci

  • BS1 2NT

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Chris is an applied medical statistician in the NIHR Bristol BRC and Musculoskeletal Research Unit. He is part of the Bristol BRC Surgical Innovation theme, as well as the 'Biostatistics, Evidence Synthesis and Informatics' cross-cutting theme. Chris previously worked in the Bristol Nutrition BRU, providing support in quantitative research methods and statistical support across the four themes of the BRU, as well as the 'Head and Neck 5000' prospective clinical cohort study.

He is involved in teaching quantitative research methods, including systematic reviews and meta-analysis, to undergraduate and postgraduate clinical students. He also teaches on the ‘Introduction to data visualisation and web applications using R’ short course.

Chris completed his PhD thesis entitled 'Patient Copayments in Primary Medical Care' at Cardiff University School of Dentistry in 2011. Chris has previously worked in the Department for Health (University of Bath) and the Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition (University of Newcastle, Australia). Chris joined the University of Bristol in 2012 working in the Centre for Academic Primary Care.


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