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    Bethany Shinkins

    BSc, MSc

    DPhil Student

    I am a full time NIHR DPhil student at Wolfson College and joined the Department of Primary Care Health Sciences in 2010. As a member of the MADOX research group, my main research focus is to improve the clinical utility of diagnostic research.

    My DPhil project is evaluating and expanding methodologies related to the reporting and analyses of intermediate test results in diagnostic research. Under the supervision of Dr Rafael Perera and Dr Richard Stevens, I am exploring different statistical methods for defining an intermediate range of values on a quantitative diagnostic test scale. I am also working with clinicians to establish whether the recognition of intermediate test results enriches the interpretation of test results in clinical practice.

    I teach statistics to members of the Green Templeton Richard Doll Society and graduate entry medical students. I have also taught on the MSc in Evidence Based Medicine, contributing to the teaching of medical statistics and diagnostic methodologies.

    I am also responsible for running the Statistics and Epidemiology Seminar series, a methods-based discussion group open to many departments within the Medical Sciences division. 

    Prior to joining the department, I completed a BSc (Hons) in Psychology at the University of Kent and an MSc in Applied Statistics at the University of St. Andrews.