Statistical Editor

Professor Ian HambletonProfessor Ian Hambleton is Professor of Biostatistics at the Chronic Disease Research Centre. He has a degree in Mathematics (Brunel), a Masters in Medical Statistics (Reading) and a Doctorate in Statistical Epidemiology (Southampton). He has worked for over 20 years in Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean, for the UK Medical Research Council, The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and The University of the West Indies (Jamaica and Barbados). Ian has expertise in the design, conduct, and analysis of RCTs, population surveys, and longitudinal studies. With colleagues, he is currently organizing analyses for the Barbados National Registry for noncommunicable diseases, and for ‘The Health of the Nation’ - a new national survey to assess Barbadian health. He is a principal investigator on an NIH award to better understand health inequities in the Caribbean. He began his career in sickle cell disease and still maintains links with groups working in haemoglobinopathies. Ian is statistical editor for the CFGD group of the Cochrane Collaboration, and provides statistical support to the Caribbean Cochrane Centre. He works with the International Diabetes Federation, developing methodology for reporting global diabetes prevalence, and is a statistical advisor to UNICEF.