Paul A Thompson


After completing a HND in Civil Engineering (2002) and degree in Mathematics (2005), I conducted my PhD research in applied statistics (2009) for a thesis entitled "Statistical techniques for extreme wave condition analysis in coastal design".

Between October 2008 and July 2009, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher for the Fetal Medicine Foundation. This role looked at novel pre-natal screening algorithms for Down’s Syndrome and Pre-eclampsia.

Before coming to Oxford, I previously held the role of Senior Research Fellow in Applied Statistics at the Centre for Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Biomarkers, Plymouth University Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (Formerly Peninsula Medical School). This role was fully funded by a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Grant entitled "Clinical Trials Methods in Neurodegenerative Diseases". The focus of this research was the development of statistical models that showed individual differences in patient’s disease trajectories (stratified medicine).

I worked on the Wellcome Language and Reading Project under the supervision of Professor Maggie Snowling between January 2014 and January 2015.

Currently, I am working within OSCCI (Prof. Dorothy Bishop's research group) as a data scientist.

Psychiatry & Psychology Statistics

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Research Associate

University of Oxford
experimental psychology


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