Dr Philip Pallmann

Dr Philip Pallmann

Deputy Director Research Design and Conduct Service and Research Fellow

+44 (0)29 2068 7461
410, 4th floor, Neuadd Meirionnydd, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4YS
Available for postgraduate supervision

Education and qualifications

  • 2016: PhD Biostatistics, Leibniz Universität Hannover
  • 2012: MSc Plant Biotechnology, Leibniz Universität Hannover
  • 2010: BSc Plant Biotechnology, Leibniz Universität Hannover

Honours and awards

  • 2013: Bernd Streitberg Award of the International Biometric Society (German Region) for my MSc dissertation Two-sample tests and multiple contrast tests of several diversity indices
  • 2012: Second Prize for Best Student Oral Presentation at the 36th International Biometric Conference in Kobe, Japan

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Adaptive Designs Working Group, MRC Network of Hubs for Trials Methodology Research
  • Member of the Society for Clinical Trials
  • Member of the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine

Academic positions

  • 2017 - present: Research Fellow & RDCS Deputy Director, Centre for Trials Research, Cardiff University
  • 2015 - 2017: Senior Research Associate, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Lancaster University
  • 2012 - 2015: Research Associate, Institute of Biostatistics, Leibniz Universität Hannover
  • 2010 - 2012: Research Assistant, Institute of Biostatistics, Leibniz Universität Hannover
  • 2009 - 2010: Teaching Assistant, Institute of Plant Diseases and Plant Protection, Leibniz Universität Hannover

Committees and reviewing

  • Independent Trial Steering Committee member: PLAN-A
  • Independent Data Monitoring Committee member: CANTOP-RCT
  • Grant application and final report reviewer for various NIHR programmes (HTA, PHR, HS&DR)
  • Manuscript reviewer for journals including Trials, Clinical Trials, PLOS One, The AAPS Journal, Statistical Methods in Medical Research, Statistics, Journal of Applied Statistics, Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics, Journal of Computational & Graphical Statistics, Statistica Neerlandica, Pest Management Science, Environmental Science & Pollution Research (see my Publons profile)








Summary of my research

I currently work on a number of clinical trials including BATCHTRIDENTFLAME, TAPERS and DOMINO-HD.

I have been actively involved in the ACE Project to develop an official CONSORT extension for clinical trials with an adaptive design.

I am a member of the Adaptive Designs Working Group of the MRC Network of Hubs for Trials Methodology Research.

I have (co-)authored and/or am the maintainer of a number of R packages that are freely available on CRAN, including MAMS (multi-arm multi-stage studies), BayesMAMS (Bayesian multi-arm multi-stage studies), jocre (joint confidence regions), modest (model-based dose-escalation trials), ANOM (analysis of means) and simboot (simultaneous inference for diversity indices).

Recently awarded grant funding


  • MRC CTU Support Funding: A practical adaptive and novel designs toolkit (PANDA) (£98,886)
  • HCRW RfPPB: Treating anxiety to prevent relapse in schizophrenia (TAPERS) – a feasibility trial (£229,865)