Associate Director, Statistics and Clinical Studies
Professor Dave Collett obtained his first degree at the University of Leicester, before going on to complete an MSc in statistics at the University of Newcastle and a PhD in statistics at the University of Hull. Dave was a lecturer and senior lecturer in the Department of Applied Statistics at the University of Reading, including eight years as head of that department, until 2003, when he was appointed Associate Director of Statistics and Clinical Studies at NHS Blood and Transplant (formerly UK Transplant). He also has a visiting chair in the Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute, University of Southampton.
Dave leads the Clinical Trials Unit, and has a team of close to 40 staff, who work on clinical trials, registry-based studies in organ donation and transplantation, and other studies in transfusion medicine. Dave has served as an independent statistician on Data Monitoring Committees for international clinical trials, has published many papers in peer-reviewed journals and is the author of books on modelling binary data and survival data in medical research.