Final year mathematics and statistics student awarded an NIHR pre-doctoral fellowship

Our final year student Joanna Hutchings, BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Statistics, has been awarded a prestigious three-year National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) pre-doctoral fellowship.

In the summer between her second and third year, Joanna secured a placement with the Multiple Sclerosis and Health Measurement Research Team at the University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, where she experienced the important role that medical statistics has in improving health outcomes. She did her individual  project module in her final year to investigate to what extent patient characteristics and clinical variables influence how multiple sclerosis progresses.

The NIHR pre-doctoral fellowship will support her to carry out an MSc in Statistics, as well as conduct research on advancing methods for patient-reported outcome measures in clinical trials.