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Statistical Methods Community of Practice

Who are we?

We are a European wide network of academic and industry researchers interested in the development and application of statistical methods to understand:

• Patterns of multimorbidity across the life course;
• The underlying causes of multimorbidity;
• The consequences of multimorbidity;
• The optimal treatment of those with multimorbidity

The group is chaired by Professor Jack Bowden (University of Exeter & GEMINI consortium) and Dr Ruth Bowyer (Kings College London & Alan Turing Institute). We meet bi-monthly on Zoom, providing the opportunity for group members to present their latest research findings and make new connections and collaborative links.

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We are a cross-collaborative community of researchers spanning a wide geographical spread.

We meet every 2 months to discuss statistical methods relevant to Multimorbidity.

Meeting presentations


February 2023 Meeting

Presentation 1: “MR-AHC: A fast, efficient and robust method for two-sample summary data Mendelian Randomization based on Agglomerative Hierarchical Clustering”
Presented by: Dr Xiaoran Liang

Presentation 2: “The association between multi-morbidity and mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic: an explanatory study using 8 British longitudinal studies”
Presented by: Dr Jacques Wels

Meeting: 22 February 2023

October 2022 Meeting

Lucía Amalia Carrasco Ribelles

‘Dynamics of multimorbidity and frailty, and their contribution to mortality, nursing home, and home care need in a Catalan primary care cohort of ageing people.’

June 2022 Meeting

Dr Ninon Mounier

‘Going from genetic correlation to casuation in multimorbidity research using Mendolean Randomization.’

March 2022 Meeting

Dr Rhiannon K Owen

‘Modelling trajectories of disease in multi-morbidity using population-level linked electronic health records.’

January 2022 meeting

Dr Heinz Freisling

‘The combined impact of physical activity, sedentary behaviour and cardiometabolic comorbidities on cancer risk and survival among cancer survivors: the PaCoCanS project.’

Interested in joining? Get in touch with Jack Bowden or Ruth Bowyer for more info.