Jim is a Senior Lecturer in Medical Statistics and joined the University of Glasgow in 2007 having previously held posts at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2003-2007), University of Otago (2001-2003), Eastman Dental Institute-UCL (1998-2001) and University of Glasgow (1996-1998). He has a BSc (Hons) in Statistics and Operational Research from Coventry University and a PhD in Statistics from Glasgow Caledonian University. He was awarded Chartered Statistician status from the Royal Statistical Society in 2010.
His personal research interests stem from methodological challenges faced when analysing observational and experimental medical data and have included prognostic model development in the presence of missing data, continuous outcome monitoring of long-term outcomes, modelling dental caries data, and design of cluster randomised trials. His current interests include competing risks and multi-state survival analysis. Dr Lewsey leads the Statistical Analysis of Linked Health Data (SALHDA) programme within HEHTA.
Dr Lewsey teaches medical statistics on the MPH and intercalated BSc (Med Sci) degrees. He has a keen interest in how best to teach statistics to medical students/health care researchers and in 2011 hosted the Burwalls Annual Meeting for Teachers of Medical Statistics in Glasgow.