Life as a trial statistician – the good, the bad and the ugly

Professor Jonathan Cook is a Senior Medical Statistician at the Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit.

His main research interest is in the design, conduct, analysis and reporting of randomised controlled trials (particularly surgical trials). Key areas of interest include specification of the target difference in the sample size calculation, addressing interventional expertise, and methods for improving recruitment.

In this light-hearted talk he discusses his experiences during his career as a trial statistician, picking out the good the bad and the ugly.

This talk is free to the general public, but accompanies the short course Statistics for Clinical Trials which takes place during the same week.