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Dr Harmony Otete

Lecturer in Medical Statistics, Deputy lead for MBBS Admissions
School of Medicine
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Harmony teaches Medical Statistics in the School of Medicine. With particular expertise in Epidemiology and large database research, Harmony's scholarship has led to collaborative projects mainly in the areas of Gastroenterology, alcohol-related harm, drug safety, and maternal-child health. Harmony also supervises undergraduate and post graduate research projects in these areas.

Harmony is responsible for developing and delivering the Medical statistics module which teaches students in the medical school how to critically appraise published medical literature. She has previously taught basic and advanced Epidemiology and Statistics. Her current research focuses on the Epidemiology of liver diseases, drug safety studies, and studies on maternal and child health interventions. She uses routinely collected healthcare data such as the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD), Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), and other disease registry data. Her international work collaborations include Denmark and Ghana.

Harmony obtained her first degree in Pharmacy from Ghana (2009) before completing her Master’s degree in Public health (2011) and PhD in Epidemiology and Statistics(2016) from the University of Nottingham, UK. She joined UCLan School of Medicine in 2018 after spending few years as a Post-doc and Lecturer in Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham, UK.

  • Ph.D Epidemiology, University of Nottingham, 2016
  • MPH (Master of Public health) , University of Nottingham, 2011
  • B.Pharm, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, 2009

Modules Taught

  • UM1020 - Evidence Informed Practice of Medicine 1
  • UM2020 - Evidence Informed Practice of Medicine 2
  • Gastroenterology
  • Public health
  • maternal-child health
  • patient safety
  • drug safety