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


Outcomes of cataract surgery complicated by posterior capsule rupture in the European Registry of Quality Outcomes for Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Segers Maartje H M, Behndig Anders, van den Biggelaar Frank J H M, Brocato Lucia, Henry Ype P, Nuijts Rudy M M A, Rosen Paul, Tassignon Marie-Jose, Young David, Stenevi Ulf, Lundstrom Mats, Dickman Mor M
Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Vol 48, pp. 942-946 (2022)
Carvedilol versus endoscopic band ligation for secondary prophylaxis of variceal bleeding—Long-term follow-up of a randomised control trial
Dunne Philip D J, Young David, Chuah Cher Shiong, Hayes Peter C, Tripathi Dhiraj, Leithead Joanna, Smith Lyn A, Gaya Daniel R, Forrest Ewan, Stanley Adrian J
Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics Vol 55, pp. 1581-1587 (2022)
Cognitive empathy across the lifespan
Dorris Liam, Young David, Byrne Karl, Hoyle Robin
Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology (2022)
Paediatric tracheobronchomalacia : incidence, patient characteristics, and predictors of surgical intervention
Williamson Andrew, Young David, Clement William Andrew
Journal of Pediatric Surgery (2022)
Randomised trial of intravenous thiamine and/or magnesium sulphate administration on erythrocyte transketolase activity, lactate concentrations and alcohol withdrawal scores
Maguire Donogh, Burns Alana, Talwar Dinesh, Catchpole Anthony, Stefanowicz Fiona, Ross David P, Galloway Peter, Ireland Alastair, Robson Gordon, Adamson Michael, Orr Lesley, Kerr Joanna-Lee, Roussis Xenofon, Colgan Eoghan, Forrest Ewan, Young David, McMillan Donald C
Scientific Reports Vol 12 (2022)
Improving older adults' vaccination uptake : are existing measures of vaccine hesitancy valid and reliable for older people?
Cogan Nicola, Gallant Allyson J, Nicholls Louise A Brown, Rasmussen Susan, Young David, Williams Lynn
Journal of Health Psychology, pp. 1-12 (2022)

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Research interests

Medical Statistics

Professional activities

Statistical Process Control and Statistical Testing
EBO Examinations
EBO Examinations
Developing Excellence in Medical Education Conference
QP6 Mathematics and Statistics
Data Analysis for Business Improvement

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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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