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 contact 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


The impact of 12 months treatment with ivacaftor on Scottish paediatric patients with cystic fibrosis with the G551D mutation : a review
Dryden Carol, Wilkinson Jane, Young David, Brooker Richard John,
Archives of Disease in Childhood (2016)
Frontal fibrosing alopecia severity index (FFASI) : a validated scoring system for assessing frontal fibrosing alopecia
Holmes S, Ryan T, Young D, Harries M
The British journal of dermatology (2016)
Size of common bile duct stones on MRCP predicts likelihood of positive findings at ERCP
Reid J, Dolan R, Patel M, Fleming R, Young D, Hair A
The surgeon : Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland (2015)
Associations between obesity and cognition in the pre-school years
Martin Anne, Booth Josephine N, Young David, Revie Matthew, Boyter Anne C, Johnston Blair, Tomporowski Phillip D, Reilly John J
Obesity (2015)
Retrospective review of diphencyprone in the treatment of alopecia areata
Lamb R C, Young D, Holmes S
Clinical and Experimental Dermatology (2015)
The effect of socio-economic status on severity of periocular basal cell carcinoma at presentation
Lim Lik Thai, Agarwal Pankaj K, Young David, Ah-Kee Elliott Yann, Diaper Charles J M
Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Vol 31, pp. 456-458 (2015)

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Research interests

Medical Statistics

Professional activities

Upskilling: Statistics for Mathematics Teachers (MM131: Autumn 2020)
QP6 Mathematics and Statistics
Upskilling: Statistics for NHS Staff (MM129: Autumn 2020)
Upskilling: Statistics for NHS Staff (MM128: Summer 2020)
Upskilling: Statistics for Mathematics Teachers (MM130: Summer 2020)
Upskilling: Statistics for Senior Phase (MM137)

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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)
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
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