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I am an experienced statistician and have been doing research using applied statistics throughout my academic career, including PhD at Loughborough University, various research and statistician positions previously held at Loughborough University, University of Oxford, and Queen Mary University of London.
Throughout my career, I have acquired a range of statistical expertise particularly in the field of Bayesian analysis, discrete response models, spatial analysis, multilevel and panel data analysis, feature / variable selection, time-series data analysis, structural equation models, missing data handling, and survival analysis. I am also interested in and have gained sound knowledge in "machine learning" techniques such as artificial neural networks, and medical image analysis such as mammographic feature extraction.
I actively collaborate with other researchers to develop new research grant. I am interested in and open to any potential opportunities for research collaboration and PhD level student supervision.
Associate Professor in Health & Social Care Statistics
I teach Introduction to Statistics as a part of the Clinical Leadership MSc course. In addition, I am also invited to give lectures and workshops internally and externally on statistics, especially for clinicians.
I have participated a number of funded projects as a co-investigator or named statistician:
Current PhD student:
Fu, Howell, Wang, Chao, Afzal, Irrum, Kader, Deiary, Asopa, Vipin and Sochart, David (2023) The effect of BMI and other factors on post-operative length of stay : a multivariable regression analysis of 860 patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty. The Knee, 42, pp. 82-89. ISSN (print) 0968-0160
Fu, Howell, Peacock, Christian, Wang, Chao, Kader, Deiary, Clement, Nick, Asopa, Vipin and Sochart, David (2023) The effect of HIV prevalence, CD4 counts and disease severity on the outcome of total knee arthroplasty for haemophilic arthropathy : a systematic review and meta-analysis. European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology, ISSN (print) 1633-8065 (Epub Ahead of Print)
Dehgani-Mobaraki, Puya, Wang, Chao, Floridi, Alessandro, Floridi, Emanuela, Dawoodi, Sunny and Zaidi, Asiya K. (2023) Long-term persistence of IgG antibodies in recovered COVID-19 individuals at 18 months post-infection and the impact of two-dose BNT162b2 (Pfizer-BioNTech) mRNA vaccination on the antibody response : analysis using fixed-effects linear regression model. Virology, 578, pp. 111-116. ISSN (print) 0042-6822
Wells, Joshua, Wang, Chao, Dolgin, Kevin and Kayyali, Reem (2023) SPUR : a patient-reported medication adherence model as a predictor of admission and early readmission in patients living with type 2 diabetes. Patient Preference and Adherence, 17, pp. 441-455. ISSN (print) 1177-889X
Baryeh, Kwaku, Wang, Chao and Sochart, David H. (2022) Periprosthetic femoral fractures around the original cemented polished triple-tapered C-stem femoral implant : a consecutive series of 500 primary total hip arthroplasties with an average follow-up of 15 years. Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, ISSN (print) 0936-8051 (Epub Ahead of Print)
Goldacre, A., Hood, R., Davis, A., Jones, E. and Wang, C. (2022) Reunification and re-entry to care : an analysis of the national datasets for children looked after in England. The British Journal of Social Work, ISSN (print) 0045-3102 (Epub Ahead of Print)
Sheehan, Elaine, Wang, Chao, Cauldwell, Matthew, Bick, Debra and Thilaganathan, Basky (2022) Understanding maternal postnatal blood pressure changes following hypertensive disorders in pregnancy : protocol for a prospective cohort study. BMJ Open, 12(4), e060087. ISSN (online) 2044-6055
He, Bonnie, Tanya, Stuti M., Wang, Chao, Kezouh, Abbas, Torun, Nurhan and Ing, Edsel (2022) The incidence of sympathetic ophthalmia after trauma : a meta-analysis. American Journal of Ophthalmology, 234, pp. 117-125. ISSN (print) 0002-9394
Bishi, Habeeb, Smith, Joshua B V, Asopa, Vipin, Field, Richard E, Sochart, David H and Wang, Chao (2022) Comparison of the accuracy of 2D and 3D templating methods for planning primary total hip replacement : a systematic review and meta-analysis. EFORT Open Reviews, 7(1), pp. 70-83. ISSN (print) 2396-7544
Dehgani-Mobaraki, Puya, Wang, Chao, Floridi, Alessandro, Floridi, Emanuela and Zaidi, Asiya (2022) Long-term persistence of IgG antibodies in recovered COVID-19 individuals at 18 months and the impact of two-dose BNT162b2 (Pfizer-BioNTech) mRNA vaccination on the antibody response. medRxiv,
Logan, A-M, Reid, I, Yogarajah, M, Wang, C, Greenwood, N, Edwards, M, Jarman, H and Nirmalananthan, N (2022) Migraine in the emergency department : a retrospective evaluation of the characteristics of attendances in a major city hospital in the United Kingdom. Cephalalgia Reports, 5, ISSN (print) 2515-8163
Smith, Joshua B.V., Bishi, Habeeb, Wang, Chao, Asopa, Vipin, Field, Richard E. and Sochart, David H. (2021) The accuracy and reliability of preoperative digital 2D templating in prosthesis size prediction in uncemented versus cemented total hip arthroplasty : a systematic review and meta-analysis. EFORT Open Reviews, 6(11), pp. 1020-1039. ISSN (print) 2396-7544
Jarman, Heather, Crouch, Robert, Baxter, Mark, Wang, Chao, Peck, George, Sivapathasuntharam, Dhanupriya, Jennings, Cara and Cole, Elaine (2021) Feasibility and accuracy of ED frailty identification in older trauma patients : a prospective multi-centre study. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, 29, p. 54. ISSN (online) 1757-7241
Halter, Mary, Drennan, Vari, Wang, Chao, Wheeler, Carly, Gage, Heather, Nice, Laura, de Lusignan, Simon, Gabe, Jonathan, Brearley, Sally, Ennis, James, Begg, Philip and Parle, Jim (2020) Comparing physician associates and foundation year two doctors in training undertaking emergency medicine consultations in England : a mixed methods study of processes and outcomes. BMJ Open, 10, e037557. ISSN (online) 2044-6055
Laws, Samantha, Wang, Chao and Halter, Mary (2020) Knowledge, attitudes and practices of UK paramedics regarding pharmacology and the legal, management and administration aspects of medicines : a cross-sectional online quantitative survey. British Paramedic Journal, 5(2), pp. 1-9. ISSN (online) 1478-4726
Jarman, Heather, Crouch, Robert, Baxter, Mark, Cole, Elaine, Dillane, Bebhinn and Wang, Chao (2020) The frailty in major trauma study (FRAIL-T) : a study protocol to determine the feasibility of nurse-led frailty assessment in elderly trauma and the impact on outcome in patients with major trauma. BMJ Open, 10(8), ISSN (online) 2044-6055
Jones, Gabriel, Herrera, Marie Angelique, Wang, Chao, Moss, Phil and Blazejova, Lenka (2020) Rapid assessment and discharge, optimizing emergency department bed space allocation : an interrupted time-series analysis. European Journal of Emergency Medicine, 27(1), pp. 64-65. ISSN (print) 0969-9546
Wang, Chao, Brentnall, Adam R., Mainprize, James, Yaffe, Martin, Cuzick, Jack and Harvey, Jennifer A. (2020) External validation of a mammographic texture marker for breast cancer risk in a case–control study. Journal of Medical Imaging, 7(1), 014003. ISSN (online) 2329-4302
Dench, Evenda, Bond-Smith, Daniela, Darcey, Ellie, Lee, Grant, Aung, Ye K, Chan, Ariane, Cuzick, Jack, Ding, Ze Y, Evans, Chris F, Harvey, Jennifer, Highnam, Ralph, Hsieh, Meng-Kang, Kontos, Despina, Li, Shuai, Mariapun, Shivaani, Nickson, Carolyn, Nguyen, Tuong L, Pertuz, Said, Procopio, Pietro, Rajaram, Nadia, Repich, Kathy, Tan, Maxine, Teo, Soo-Hwang, Trinh, Nhut Ho, Ursin, Giske, Wang, Chao, dos-Santos-Silva, Isabel, McCormack, Valerie, Nielsen, Mads, Shepherd, John, Hopper, John L and Stone, Jennifer (2019) Measurement challenge : protocol for international case–control comparison of mammographic measures that predict breast cancer risk. BMJ Open, 9(12), e031041. ISSN (print) 2044-6055
Wang, Chao, Brentnall, Adam R., Cuzick, Jack, Harkness, Elaine F., Evans, D. Gareth and Astley, Susan (2018) Exploring the prediction performance for breast cancer risk based on volumetric mammographic density at different thresholds. Breast Cancer Research, 20(49), ISSN (print) 1465-5411
Wang, Chao, Brentnall, Adam R, Cuzick, Jack, Harkness, Elaine F, Evans, D Gareth and Astley, Susan (2017) A novel and fully automated mammographic texture analysis for risk prediction : results from two case-control studies. Breast Cancer Research, 19(114), ISSN (print) 1465-5411
Wang, Chao (2016) The impact of car ownership and public transport usage on cancer screening coverage: Empirical evidence using a spatial analysis in England. Journal of Transport Geography, 56, pp. 15-22. ISSN (print) 0966-6923
Wang, Chao, Quddus, Mohammed, Enoch, Marcus, Ryley, Tim and Davison, Lisa (2015) Exploring the propensity to travel by demand responsive transport in the rural area of Lincolnshire in England. Case Studies on Transport Policy, 3(2), pp. 129-136. ISSN (print) 2213-624X
Van Ristell, Jessica A., Quddus, Mohammed A., Enoch, Marcus P., Wang, Chao and Hardy, Peter (2015) Quantifying the impacts of subsidy policies on home-to-school pupil travel by bus in England. Transportation, 42(1), pp. 45-69. ISSN (print) 0049-4488
Taylor, Simon C, Firth, Steven K, Wang, Chao, Allinson, David, Quddus, Mohammed and Smith, Pete (2014) Spatial mapping of building energy demand in Great Britain. GCB Bioenergy, 6(2), pp. 123-135. ISSN (print) 1757-1693
Wang, Chao, Quddus, Mohammed A. and Ison, Stephen G. (2013) The effect of traffic and road characteristics on road safety : a review and future research direction. Safety Science, 57, pp. 264-275. ISSN (print) 0925-7535
Wang, Chao, Quddus, Mohammed A and Ison, Stephen (2013) A spatio-temporal analysis of the impact of congestion on traffic safety on major roads in the UK. Transportmetrica A: Transport Science, 9(2), pp. 124-148. ISSN (print) 2324-9935
Davison, Lisa, Enoch, Marcus, Ryley, Tim, Quddus, Mohammed and Wang, Chao (2012) Identifying potential market niches for Demand Responsive Transport. Research in Transportation Business & Management, 3, pp. 50-61. ISSN (print) 2210-5395
Wang, Chao, Quddus, Mohammed A and Ison, Stephen G (2011) Predicting accident frequency at their severity levels and its application in site ranking using a two-stage mixed multivariate model. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 43(6), pp. 1979-1990. ISSN (print) 0001-4575
Quddus, Mohammed A., Wang, Chao and Ison, Stephen G. (2010) Road traffic congestion and crash severity : econometric analysis using ordered response models. Journal of Transportation Engineering, 136(5), pp. 424-435. ISSN (print) 0733-947X
Wang, Chao, Quddus, Mohammed A. and Ison, Stephen G. (2009) Impact of traffic congestion on road accidents : a spatial analysis of the M25 motorway in England. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 41(4), pp. 798-808. ISSN (print) 0001-4575
Kler, Su, Dimitriadis, Christos, Hammad, Sali, Wang, Chao and Wood, Ruth (2023) Exploring mathematics anxiety and attitude among student teachers in the first year of their initial teacher training. In: ECER 2023 : The value of diversity in education and educational research; 22-25 Aug 2023, Glasgow, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Wells, J.S., Wang, C., Dolgin, K. and Kayyali, R. (2023) An observational cohort study to examine SPUR, a patient-reported outcome measure of medication adherence, as a predictor of admission and early readmission in patients living with type 2 diabetes. In: Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice (HSRPP) Conference 2023 : Partnerships in Healthcare: Advancing Sustainable Medicines Optimisation; 17-18 Apr 2023, Bradford, U.K.. (In Press)
Jarman, H, Crouch, R, Baxter, M, Wang, Chao and Cole, E (2022) Nurses’ preference for tools to identify frailty in major trauma patients : findings from the FRAIL-T in major trauma study. In: BGS Spring Meeting 2022; 06-08 Apr 2022, Held online. (Unpublished)
Fu, Howell, Peacock, Christian, Wang, Chao, Kader, Deiary, Asopa, Vipin and Sochart, David (2022) Total knee arthroplasty in haemophilia patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis of long-term survivorship, functional outcomes and complications. In: ASiT Annual Conference 2022; 04-06 Mar 2022, Aberdeen, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Jarman, Heather, Crouch, Robert, Baxter, Mark, Wang, Chao and Cole, Elaine (2021) A prospective multi-centre study of feasibility and accuracy of ED frailty identification in older trauma patients (FRAIL-T). In: European Emergency Medicine Congress 2021; 27-31 October 2021, Lisbon, Portugal. (Unpublished)
Jarman, H, Crouch, R, Baxter, M, Wang, C and Cole, E (2021) Quality of life in older trauma patients after injury : findings from the frailty in major trauma study (FRAIL-T). In: BGS Autumn Meeting 2021; 24 - 26 Nov 2021, Held online. (Unpublished)
Laws, Samantha, Wang, Chao and Halter, Mary (2021) Knowledge, attitudes and practices of UK paramedics regarding pharmacology and the legal, management and administration aspects of medicines. In: College of Paramedics' National Conference 2021; 12 - 13 May 2021, Held Online. (Unpublished)
Mateen, Bilal [Moderator], Kiraly, Franz, Vollmer, Sebastian, Aslett, Louis, Sonabend, Raphael, Manolopoulou, Ioanna, Zor, Cemre, Jankovicova, Nada, Cunningham, Nathan, Kazlauskaite, Ieva, Rao, Anil, Wang, Chao and Oduro, Samuel (2019) Data Study Group final report : NHS Scotland – predicting risk of hospital admission in Scotland. (Project Report) Zenodo. 43 p.
Wang, Chao [Software producer] (2022) PDI: Stata module to calculate the polytomous discrimination index (PDI). RePEc IDEAS.
Wang, Chao [Software producer] (2018) MC: Stata module to calculate a matched concordance index. RePEc IDEAS.
I provide consultancy and training for healthcare providers. I have also engaged the public with my expertise in data analysis and interpretation, with the aim to make a positive impact on the wider society, on national and social media. Some work on pandemic was reported on national newspapers: Daily Mail (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9507449/Scientists-say-vaccines-cut-deaths-98-call-end-restrictions.html), The Telegraph (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/04/24/exclusive-scrap-social-distancing-june-give-people-control-lives/). I was also interviewed by BBC Radio on this topic.
This talk discusses the meaning, history, future and alternative of p-value which is commonly used in research paper.