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Research interests

I am a research fellow in Medical Statistics within the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit. My main research interests are longitudinal modelling in life-course epidemiology, analysis in the presence of missing data, causal inference, instrumental variable analysis, longitudinal modelling of disease biomarkers, analysis in the presence of non-random selection into a study, and clinical epidemiology of HIV and AIDS in the era of antiretroviral therapy.

My research aspirations are to work at the interface of methodological development and application. I enjoy explaining complex statistical methods and interpreting their results to other researchers, evaluating and comparing statistical methods using simulation studies in real-world contexts, and providing user-friendly software to implement statistical methods unavailable to non-specialist researchers.

External positions

Biometrical Journal Associate Editor

1 Nov 201831 Oct 2021

RSS Conference Board

1 Jul 201730 Sep 2020

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Hughes Fellowship

Hughes, R.


Project: Research

Research Output

  • 34 Article (Academic Journal)

Bootstrap Inference for Multiple Imputation under Uncongeniality and Misspecification

Bartlett, J. W. & Hughes, R. A., 30 Jun 2020, In : Statistical Methods in Medical Research. 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Open Access
  • 6 Downloads (Pure)

    Early life exposure to air pollution, green spaces and built environment, and body mass index growth trajectories during the first 5 years of life: a large longitudinal study

    de Bont, J., Hughes, R., Tilling, K. M., Diaz, Y., de Castro, M., Cirach, M., Fossati, S., Nieuwenhuijsen, M., Duarte-Salles, T. & Vrijheid, M., 13 Jul 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Environmental Pollution.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Accounting for missing data in statistical analyses: multiple imputation is not always the answer

    Hughes, R. A., Heron, J., Sterne, J. A. C. & Tilling, K., 1 Aug 2019, In : International Journal of Epidemiology. 48, 4, p. 1294-1304 11 p., dyz032.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 35 Citations (Scopus)
    387 Downloads (Pure)

    Supervised Work

    Analysis of longitudinal jaw growth data to study sex differences in timing and intensity of the adolescent growth spurt for normal growth and skeletal discrepancies

    Author: Sandhu, S. S., 23 Jan 2020

    Supervisor: Leckie, G. (Supervisor), Tilling, K. (Supervisor) & Hughes, R. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)