Professor Stephen Senn, BA, MSc, PhD, CStat, FRSE

Statistical Consultancy for the Pharmaceutical Industry

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Services

  • Planning of clinical trials
  • Planning of drug development programmes
  • Project evaluation and prioritisation
  • Regulatory advice and representation
  • Data safety monitoring board advice
  • Specialist analyses
  • Statistical training

Qualifications

  • BA Economics and Statistics, Exeter, 1974
  • MSc Information Processing, Exeter, 1977
  • PhD Statistics, Dundee, 1985
  • Chartered Statistician of the Royal Statistical Society, 1993

Work Experience

  • 3 years working as a statistician in the NHS, England (1975-1978)
  • 9 years lecturer and senior lecturer in statistics in Scotland (1978-1987)
  • 8 years as statistician and group head in the pharmaceutical industry in Switzerland (1987-1995)
  • 8 years Professor of Pharmaceutical and Health Statistics in England (1995-2003)
  • 8 years Professor of Statistics in Scotland (2003-2011)
  • Head of Statistics Group in publicly funded health research institute, Luxembourg (2011-2018)

Consulting Experience

  • Consultant in statistics to the pharmaceutical industry since 1995
  • Over 35 clients in UK, mainland Europe and the USA
  • Several clients in the top ten of the pharmaceutical industry

Honours

  • George C Challis Award of the University of Florida for contributions to biostatistics, 2001. 
  • PSI Award for most interesting speaker in 25 years of PSI, 2002
  • Awarded Honorary Membership of PSI, 2007
  • Bradford Hill Lecture, London School, of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 2008
  • Bradford Hill medal of the Royal Statistical Society 2009
  • Awarded Honorary Membership of ISCB 2009
  • John Nelder Lecture, Imperial College London, 2013
  • Fisher Memorial Lecture , Glasgow, 2017

 

Publications

Research Interests

  • Cross-over and n-of-1 trials
  • Repeated measures and random effect models
  • Personalised medicine
  • Bioequivalence and non-inferiority trials
  • Meta-analysis
  • Decision analysis and pharmacoeconomics
  • Adjusting for baselines and covariates
  • Modelling
  • Randomisation and ethics
  • Inference

Current Editorial Board Memberships

  • Applied Clinical Trials 2000-
  • Statistical Methods in Medical Research 1993-
  • Faculty of 1000 2003-
  • Wiley Statistics in Practice Series, Section Editor, Life and Biological Sciences, 2002-

Memberships of Learned Societies

  • Royal Statistical Society
  • PSI (Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry)
  • Drug Information Association
  • Swiss Statistical Association
  • Swiss-Austrian Region of the International Biometric Society
  • American Statistical Association
  • Royal Society of Edinburgh

Languages

·  English (native)

·  German (fluent)

·  French (fluent)

Rates

Please contact Stephen Senn (see below) for details of rates

Contact Details


Tel: +44 (0)7811166929
E-Mail stephen@senns.demon.co.uk

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This page last updated 24 July 2019