Laura Howell

Research Associate in Medical Statistics

School of Health Sciences

Brook Building, BB426

Laura has an MSc in Statistics and is a Graduate Statistician (GradStat) of the Royal Statistical Society. Laura currently works as a Research Associate in Medical Statistics based in the Lancashire Clinical Trials Unit. Her role involves providing statistical consultancy support to four NHS trusts and also statistical support for specific projects run through the Lancashire Clinical Trials Unit under the supervision of the lead statistician.

Full Profile

Laura previously worked as a Senior Research Assistant based in the Research Support Team in the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing. Laura has 4 years’ experience of providing statistical support and collaborating on projects with various professionals working in different aspects of health including, cancer, cardiology, children’s nursing and stroke.

As part of Laura’s current role as a Research Associate in Medical Statistics; she provides statistical consultancy support to four local NHS trusts. The statistical support provided to these trusts includes performing sample size calculations, reviewing and being involved in the development of protocols and IRAS forms, providing advice on the randomisation process for larger studies, data management including supporting the development of Case Report Forms (CRF), data cleaning, statistical analysis and writing publications. Laura is also involved with the statistical analysis of projects run through the Lancashire Clinical Trials Unit under the supervision of the lead statistician.


MSc Statistics, Lancaster University, 2011
BSc (Honours) Mathematics, 1st Class, University of Central Lancashire, 2010



Jessica Mok KW, Goh YL, Howell LE, Date RS. Is C-reactive protein the single most useful predictor of difficult laparoscopic cholecystectomy or its conversion? A pilot study. J Min Access Surg

Mohammad, Hasan Raza, Boardman, Jeremy, Howell, Laura, Mills, Roger J. and Emsley, Hedley C. A. (2016) Urgent referral for suspected CNS cancer: which clinical features are associated with a positive predictive value of 3 % or more? BMC Neurology . ISSN 1471-2377



Current Projects:

Accelerating Delivery Of Psychological Therapies after Stroke (ADOPTS)

Transcutaneous posterior tibial nerve stimulation for Rehabilitation and Treatment of stroke-related Urinary Incontinence (TREAT-UI)

Recently Completed Projects:

Identifying Continence Options After Stroke (ICONS)

Endometrial Cancer Telephone follow-up trial (ENDCAT)

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Provides statistical training to healthcare professionals at local NHS Hospital Trusts. The two training sessions are: Understanding Statistics in Papers and StatsDirect training.