Jack Bowden – Biomedical Data Science, University of Exeter, UK
Jack’s first degree was in Mathematics. He then completed an MSc in Medical Statistics at Lancaster University and a PhD at the University of Leicester. Over the next eight years he worked across the MRC Biostatistics Unit in Cambridge and the MRC Clinical Trials Unit in London, developing statistical methods for adaptive clinical trials, the meta-analysis of trial results, and genome-wide association studies.
From 2015-2019 he switched the focus of his research and moved to the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit in Bristol, leading a programme on pleiotropy robust Mendelian randomization. In November 2019 he will join the University of Exeter as a Professor of Biomedical Data Science, whilst maintaining an honorary Professorship in Bristol.
A major theme of his research is bias adjustment, and he is the former holder of an MRC Methodology Research Fellowship (2014-2018) titled: Bias adjusted inference in Biostatistics: at the intersections of causal inference, clinical trials and evidence synthesis. He is also interested in data-visualization and communicating the role statistics to lay audiences.