Professor Sheila Bird

Programme Leader at MRC Biostatistics Unit, University of Cambridge

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Programme Leader, MRC Biostatistics Unit, University of Cambridge

Professor Shelia Bird is a Programme Leader at the MRC Biostatistics Unit at the University of Cambridge. Her research focuses mainly on transmissible diseases which impact on other jurisdictions. Examples are: BSE and vCJD (the human form of ‘mad cow disease’); criminal justice and injecting drug users' morbidity (including from Hepatitis C virus) and mortality (including from overdose); and pandemic influenza.

  • 14 April 2015, 6pm

    The role of evidence and analysis in effective policy making

    To commemorate 50 years since the death of Churchill and 75 years since he became Prime Minister, the Centre for Science and Policy and Churchill College are jointly organising a distinguished panel discussion to discuss the role of evidence and analysis in effective policy making.

  • 17 October 2013, 5:30pm

    CSaP Distinguished Lecture: Sir Mark Walport

    Speaker: Sir Mark Walport This lecture will be streamed live here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/csap-distinguished-lecture

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    CSaP Policy Challenge Workshop: 'Big Data and Policy'

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