I am a Chancellor's Fellow in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. I have over 15 years of experience as a biostatistician working on clinical trials, complex interventions, observational studies and linkage of routinely collected datasets, using complex statistical methods. I have been involved in studies from conception to completion, with a key role in design, analysis and interpretation.
My work covers a wide range of disciplines in health and wellbeing. I am particularly interested in the relationship between physical and mental health and interventions that take a holistic approach to both. I have a specific interest in perinatal and early years research.
From a statistical point of view I am interested in methods to analyse longitudinal and spatial data. I am particularly interested in using routinely collected data to answer important public health questions.
I am passionate about interpretation and communication of statistics, particularly to people with no background in statistics. As a statistician I believe I have a responsibility to ensure that my work is easily intelligible and that it has an impact in the real world.
My interests lie in using data to answer key public health questions, particularly using spatial and longitudinal data and routinely collected datasets. I am especially interested in the challenge of addressing physical and mental health problems holistically and in trials of complex interventions.
I am keen to work in any area of health that has statistical challenges, but have particular interests in perinatal and early years research, physical activity interventions and the interface between physical and mental health.
- Mathematics And Statistics (Organisational unit)
- How can we best count street-connected children worldwide? - A Statisticians for Society project
- The Royal Statistical Society (External organisation)
- University of Birmingham (External organisation)
- Geographical variation in the strengths and difficulties of children in Glasgow
- HDR UK Scotland Research Day
More professional activities
- STRAthclyde Diversity in Data LinkagE (STRADDLE) Doctoral Training Centre
- Barry, Sarah (Co-investigator) Kavanagh, Kimberley (Co-investigator) Megiddo, Itamar (Co-investigator) Murray, Paul (Co-investigator) Rattray, Nicholas (Co-investigator)
- The focus of the STRAthclyde Diversity in Data LinkagE (STRADDLE) DTC is to develop a centre of excellence in the linkage and analysis of data across disciplines. With an initial focus on health and healthcare delivery, STRADDLE will deliver linkage and innovative analysis of data from the molecular to population level, to achieve new insights and to maximize the value of health research data. There are 3 fully funded, 3.5 year PhD studentships are available to highly motivated UK and EU students. Successful applicants will be trained as the next generation of data scientists and develop skills and know how to deliver on the integration of diverse clinical data types – from molecules to man to populations.
- 01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2023
- Spatiotemporal variability in social, emotional and behavioural development of children
- Barry, Sarah (Principal Investigator)
- The objectives of this studentship are (i) to develop statistical methods to analyse linked individual and spatial data and (ii) to provide a comprehensive analysis of the development of social inequalities over time and geographical area using data from the Child Mental Health in Education (ChiMe) study, on 90,000 children aged 4 to 10 years followed up for between 2 and 6 years.
- 01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2022
- Thermal death model for hepatitis E virus (HEV)
- Barry, Sarah (Principal Investigator) Kelly, Louise (Co-investigator)
- 01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2021
- Amendment Agreement - An exploratory study to test STASH, a peer-led intervention to prevent and reduce STI transmission and improve sexual health in secondary schools (69143)
- Barry, Sarah (Principal Investigator)
- 17-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2018
Mathematics and Statistics
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