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Pradeep Virdee

BSc, MSc, DPhil

Medical Statistician

About Me

I am a Medical Statistician based in the Nuffield Department of Primary Health Care Sciences, University of Oxford. I joined in January 2022 and work primarily on cancer research observational studies. My projects involve developing and validating clinical prediction models for cancer detection using routinely collected repeated-measures data, such as repeated blood tests from CPRD.

From August 2014 to December 2021, I was based in the Centre for Statistics in Medicine (CSM), University of Oxford. I worked primarily in oncology clinical trials, providing statistical expertise in all aspects of study execution, covering a range of cancer types, study designs, and trial phases. From January 2019 to December 2021, I underwent a DPhil (PhD) in CSM, funded by the NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship Programme. My research involved developing dynamic prediction models (multivariate joint models) that used patient-level trends in the full blood count (FBC) blood test for two-year risk of colorectal cancer. This research sought to facilitate earlier detection of cancer, improve cancer detection and survival rates, and reduce unnecessary referrals for cancer investigation.

My interests include improving efficiency in statistical programming, such as to make data management easier and less time-consuming. My interests also include teaching, having been the Lead Teacher for the Stata courses ran by the University's IT Learning Centre since January 2018.

In 2016, I was awarded with the University of Oxford's Award for Excellence for my "consistent exceptional performance." 

Before joining Oxford, I graduated from Coventry University in 2012 with a BSc in Mathematics and from the University of Leicester in 2013 with a MSc in Medical Statistics.