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Dr Svetlana Tishkovskaya

Senior Lecturer in Health Statistics, Statistician at Lancashire Clinical Trials Unit
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Dr Svetlana Tishkovskaya is a Senior Lecturer in Health Statistics and a Statistician at Lancashire Clinical Trials Unit. Her research interests are in the field of medical statistics, clinical trials methodology and Bayesian modelling driven by applications, mainly in medicine, health, clinical trials, and ecology. Svetlana is also interested in statistics education, innovations in teaching and learning statistics and promoting statistical literacy. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Svetlana is a Senior Lecturer in Health Statistics contributing to teaching and research of the Faculty of Health and Care and wider UCLan community. She is teaching statistics to diverse cohorts of students, including health professionals, postgraduate students and medical students. As a teacher, she is interested in teaching statistical innovation and enthusiastic about introducing modern technology into teaching and learning statistics. Svetlana is Module Leader for ‘Design and Interpretation of Clinical Trials’, part of the MSc in Clinical Research course at UCLan. She is a supervisor for postgraduate students in the Faculty of Health and Care.

As a statistician within Lancashire CTU, Svetlana works as a trial statistician on several research projects, providing statistical input, support and collaboration in all aspects of trial conduct. She is a co-applicant/statistical advisor on many bids and submissions from the Faculty of Health and Care at UCLan.

Svetlana has joined the University of Central Lancashire in February 2012 as a lecturer in Health Statistics. Prior to moving to UCLan, she held Daphne Jackson Fellowship hosted by the University of Sheffield. During the fellowship she was responsible for developing the project in Bayesian modelling for movement ecology. She also worked on the research positions at the Postgraduate Statistics Centre and Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Lancaster University.

Her ongoing research interests include clinical trials methodology, medical and health statistics. Svetlana has many years’ experience of working in the field of Bayesian statistics with practical applications in medical and health related studies, clinical trials, ecology. She has an extensive teaching experience and is interested in innovations in teaching and learning statistics, using online resources and Internet technologies for teaching statistics, and promoting statistical literacy.

  • Ph.D. in Statistics, title “Bayesian Estimation of Distribution Parameters with Quantised Data and Optimal Quantisation”, 2000
  • Degree of Engineer-Mathematician (Distinction)
  • Statistical Modelling
  • Bayesian Statistics with Practical Applications in Medical Research, Health Related Studies, Clinical Trials, Ecology
  • Knowledge Elicitation for Bayesian Inference
  • Innovation in Teaching and Learning Statistics
  • Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of RSS Lancashire and Cumbria local group
  • Country Representative for the International Statistical Literacy Project