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Dr Rebecca Cannings-John

Dr Rebecca Cannings-John

Senior Research Fellow - Statistics

Email
canningsrl@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2068 7248
Campuses
412, 4th Floor, Neuadd Meirionnydd, Heath Park
Welsh speaking
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

I am a Research Fellow at the Centre for Trials Research in Cardiff University.

My background is in Medical Statistics. I have extensive expertise in the design, conduct, analysis, and reporting of randomised trials and other well-designed studies. My research to date is focussed on the areas of child and maternal health, and also surrounding the use of antibiotics in primary care. I completed my PhD in 2013 on "Examining the inter-relationships between antibiotic prescribing, complications and resistance in acute respiratory tract infections".

I have methodological expertise in the use of routinely collected data/data linkage especially in the use of electronic routine data to support clinical trials. I am currently Lead Investigator for the evaluation of the Family Nurse Partnership Programme in Scotland.

Biography

Education and qualifications:

2006 - 2013: Cardiff University: PhD Examining the inter-relationship between antibiotic prescribing, complications and resistance in acute respiratory tract infections.

1996 - 1997: Southampton University: MSc. Statistics with Applications in Medicine. Dissertation “Time Trends in Cancer Mortality in England and Wales 1950-94”.

1993 - 1996: University of Wales College Cardiff: BSc.(hons) Pure Mathematics – Upper 2nd class honours

Career overview: 

Jan 2011 – present: Research Fellow in Statistics, Centre for Trials Research, Cardiff University

Jan 2006 – Mar 13: PhD Fellowship, Centre for Health Sciences Research, Cardiff University

Oct 2002 – Jan 06: Statistician, Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Cardiff University

Apr 2001 – Oct 02: Assistant Statistician, Local Government Data Unit – Wales, Cardiff.

Jan 1999 - Apr 01:  Statistician, Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit and Wales Cancer Trials Network

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Supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the are aof :

  • maternal and child health
  • infections and antibiotic prescribing
  • routine data

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