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Dr Philip Pallmann

Dr Philip Pallmann

Deputy Director Research Design and Conduct Service and Research Fellow

+44 (0)29 2068 7461
505, 5th 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

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-AEmpathica
  • Independent Data Monitoring Committee member: CANTOP-RCT
  • Grant application and final report reviewer for various NIHR programmes (HTA, EME, PHR, HS&DR)
  • Grant application reviewer for MRC Biomedical Catalyst DPFS
  • Grant application reviewer for HCRW Pathway to Portfolio
  • Associate Editor for Trials
  • Manuscript reviewer for journals including Trials, Clinical Trials, PLOS One, Statistics in Medicine, Biometrical Journal, The AAPS Journal, Statistical Methods in Medical Research, Statistics, Journal of Applied Statistics, Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics, Journal of Computational & Graphical Statistics, Statistica Neerlandica, The British Student Doctor Journal, 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, and the PANDA Project to create an educational online platform about adaptive designs.

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: Costing adaptive trials (CAT): developing best practice costing guidance for CTUs supporting adaptive trials (£55,629)


  • JPND: Multi-domain lifestyle targets for improving prognosis in Huntington's disease (DOMINO-HD) (€2,057,969)
  • 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)