Dr David Young

Senior Lecturer

Mathematics and Statistics

Personal statement

Following a degree in mathematics and a PhD in statistics, David worked as a Senior Statistician for Sanofi Pharmaceuticals in Newcastle and Paris, before returning to academic research at Harvard University in Boston developing statistical algorithms to identify brain cells targeted by anti-psychotic drugs. After a two-year contract with the Robertson Centre for Biostatistics at the University of Glasgow as a Statistician/Data Manager, David took up a joint post as lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Strathclyde and Consultant Statistician for the NHS.


Chartered Statistician


Ivacaftor : five‐year outcomes in the West of Scotland cystic fibrosis population
Al‐Din Yasmin, Dryden Carol, MacGregor Gordon, Young David, Coelho Cristina
The Clinical Respiratory Journal (2023)
Development of machine learning models to predict posterior capsule rupture based on the EUREQUO registry
Triepels Ron J M A, Segers Maartje H M, Rosen Paul, Nuijts Rudy M M A, van den Biggelaar Frank J H M, Henry Ype P, Stenevi Ulf, Tassignon Marie‐José, Young David, Behndig Anders, Lundström Mats, Dickman Mor M
Acta Ophthalmologica (2023)
The impact of surgical repair on left ventricular outflow tract in atrioventricular septal defect with common atrioventricular valve orifice
Chandiramani Ashwini, Bader Vivian, Finlay Emma, Lilley Stuart, Young David, Peng Ed
JTCVS Open (2023)
Association between early feeding patterns and neonatal outcomes in very preterm infants : a retrospective cohort study
Alyahya W, Simpson J, Garcia AL, Mactier H, Young D, Edwards CA
Neonatology (2023)
Cognitive empathy across the lifespan
Dorris Liam, Young David, Byrne Karl, Hoyle Robin
Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology Vol 64, pp. 1524-1531 (2022)
Anesthesia techniques and the risk of complications as reflected in the European Registry of Quality Outcomes for Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Segers Maartje HM, Rosen Paul, van den Biggelaar Frank JHM, Brocato Lucia, Henry Ype P, Nuijts Rudy MMA, Tassignon Marie-José, Young David, Stenevi Ulf, Behndig Anders, Lundström Mats, Dickman Mor M
Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Vol 48, pp. 1403-1407 (2022)

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Research interests

Medical Statistics

Professional activities

Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Hip Society
EBO Examinations
QP6 Mathematics and Statistics
Statistical Process Control and Statistical Testing
EBO Examinations
EBO Examinations

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Improving older adults' vaccination uptake: are existing measures of vaccine hesitancy valid and reliabe for older people?
Williams, Lynn (Principal Investigator) Brown Nicholls, Louise (Co-investigator) Cogan, Nicola (Co-investigator) Rasmussen, Susan (Co-investigator) Young, David (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2020
Psychological barriers to seasonal influenza vaccination uptake in those with chronic respiratory disease: A mixed methods study
Williams, Lynn (Principal Investigator) Cogan, Nicola (Co-investigator) Rasmussen, Susan (Co-investigator) Young, David (Co-investigator)
Psychological barriers to seasonal influenza vaccination uptake in those with chronic respiratory disease: A mixed methods study
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2020
BTG: Impact of childhood obesity on cognition, educational attainment and respiratory health: proof of concept of the links, and of the value of the Strathclyde collaboration
Reilly, John (Academic) Young, David (Academic) Revie, Matthew (Academic) Boyter, Anne (Academic) Johnston, Blair (Academic)
This is an inter-disciplinary collaboration, based on analyses of existing data, to test the hypotheses that obesity impairs cognition, educational attainment and respiratory health (using asthma as a marker) in the pre-school years (data from the Growing Up in Scotland cohort) and/or in late childhood (age 7-11, data from the UK Millennium Cohort Study). If obesity does impair educational attainment and affect respiratory health this will give families, schools, and policymakers (in Education) a much greater stake in obesity prevention in future. The project will establish new Strathclyde collaborations, produce two papers, and provide a foundation for future external applications.
14-Jan-2014 - 14-Jan-2014
Epsrc Doctoral Training Grant | Carragher, Raymond Bernard
Robertson, Chris (Principal Investigator) Young, David (Co-investigator) Carragher, Raymond Bernard (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2013 - 19-Jan-2017
Doctoral Training Grant 2010 | Ross, David
Kelly, Louise (Principal Investigator) Young, David (Co-investigator) Ross, David (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2010 - 25-Jan-2016
Developing an infancy feeding and eating scale
Young, David (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2007 - 31-Jan-2008

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Mathematics and Statistics
Livingstone Tower

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