Naseerah Akooji

Senior Research Assistant

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing

Brook Building, BB449

+44 (0) 1772 89 5539

Naseerah is a Senior Research Assistant in the Lancashire Clinical Trials Unit (LCTU) and provides statistical support for projects run within the LCTU and for several research groups at UCLan. Naseerah has a Bachelor’s degree with Honours in Mathematics and a Masters in Statistics. Her research interests lie in medical and health statistics and statistical methodology.


Full Profile

Naseerah completed her Bachelor of Science degree with Honours in Mathematics at the University of Central Lancashire in 2015. In the same year she was chosen by the university to take part in an undergraduate research internship scheme which led to a Research Assistant post in the Research in Childbirth and Health (REACH) unit within the School of Community Health and Midwifery where she was involved in several of REACH projects particularly providing statistical and data analysis expertise.

She undertook a Masters in Statistics at the University of Lancaster and completed a dissertation titled ‘Modelling longitudinal trends in Barthel Index Score and survival analysis for stroke audit data’ which investigated longitudinal, survival analysis and joint models for a stroke audit data set provided by UCLan. 

Naseerah joined UCLan in November 2017 and since then has worked on projects within the School of Community Health and Midwifery and School of Social Work, Care and Community as well as being an active statistician in the LCTU and its wide range of projects.



M.Sc. Statistics, Lancaster University, 2017

B.Sc. (Hons.) Mathematics, University of Central Lancashire, 2015

External Activities

Member of Biomedicine group in  ISCH COST Action IS1405:Building Intrapartum Research Through Health - an interdisciplinary whole system approach to understanding and contextualising physiological labour and birth (BIRTH)

UK national coordinator for Babies Born Better (BBB) survey of birth experiences


Membership of professional and learned bodies

Royal Statistical Society, GradStat

Research Activities

Providing support as a statistician in the Lancashire Clinical Trials Unit


IMPROVISE  - Improving Stroke Care in India

FRESH - Facilitating Return to Work Through Early Specialist Health-based Interventions

BBB – Babies Born Better survey