Jacqueline Birks

Senior Medical Statistician (Oxford Biomedical Research Centre)


Jacqueline is the senior medical statistician for the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, a partnership between NHS in Oxford and the University of Oxford, funded by a grant from the National Institute of Health Research.  The Oxford BRC undertakes translational research, the study of medical innovations not previously used or not routinely used in patients.  Already 60 projects are underway covering a wide range of clinical themes.

Jacqueline read Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, followed by a Master's degree in Applied Statistics at the University of Oxford.  She has worked for 28 years as a research statistician in biological and medical science in the University of Oxford.

Her first post was with the Forestry Department, and then she moved to the Department of Geratology, followed by the Department of Surgery before joining the Centre for Statistics in Medicine.  She was joint coordinating editor of the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Impairment Group for eight years.

Her range of experience is varied covering quantitative genetics, clinical trials, individual patient data meta-analysis, analysis of longitudinal data and diagnostic and prognostic tests.  She has written many systematic reviews of interventions for dementia.