Ian Hambleton

Ian Hambleton

Professor of Biostatistics and Informatics

The University of the West Indies

PhD-level statistician / data scientist.

I have worked as a statistician for 25 years in Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean. I have a long history of leading project data handling and analytics, including the management of solutions for robust and secure online data collection. I have published over 150 peer-reviewed articles on a broad range of chronic and infectious diseases. Working with academia, I have secured over 14 million US dollars of funding for health-related research.

I am committed to open-access data, and am developing an infrastructure for collecting and sharing Caribbean research data. I am statistical editor for the Cystic Fibrosis and Genetic Disorders group of the Cochrane Collaboration - an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving healthcare decision-making globally. I work with a range of Caribbean and international agencies involved in health and wellness.

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Interests
  • data handling technologies
  • data curation and sharing
  • systematic review methodology
  • data visualization
  • health inequalities
  • health in small islands
Education
  • PhD in Statistical Epidemiology, 2002

    University of Southampton, UK

  • MSc in Biometry, 1995

    University of Reading, UK

  • BA in Applied Mathematics, 1992

    Brunel University, UK

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