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Emily McFadden

MA (Cantab), MSc, PhD (Cantab)

Departmental Lecturer and Senior Statistical Epidemiologist

  • Fellow, Kellogg College

My current research interests include the use of large routine databases in medical research and research design.

I am the coordinator (with deputy coordinator Margaret Smith) for the Big Data Epidemiology module for the Evidence Based Healthcare Programme at the Department for Continuing Education in collaboration with the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine and I teach on other selected modules.  From 2012 to 2016 I coordinated the Introduction to Study Design and Research Methods module with Clare Bankhead. In 2018-19, I led the Evidence Based Medicine theme for year 4 medical students. I also supervise DPhil and MSc students.

In 2014 I became a statistical member of the Independent Scientific Advisory Committee (ISAC) that advises the MHRA on research with databases such as the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD).  From 2021 to 2023 I was a member of one of CPRD Research and Data Governance (RDG) Expert Review Committees (ERC), and in 2023 I became Chair of one of the ERCs and member of the Central Advisory Committee (CAC).