Dr Chris Jones BSc(Hons) BA(Hons) PhD CStat CSci
Senior Research Fellow in Medical Statistics
Chris Jones completed a BSc in Biochemistry in 2007, followed by a lab-based PhD in molecular biology and genetics from BSMS in 2011. Over the next 6 years he worked as a postdoctoral Research Fellow on a BBSRC funded project based on his PhD work and on a novel project on gene expression in osteosarcoma funded by the Brighton University Rising Stars Initiative and the University of Sussex Research Development Fund. Chris gained extensive laboratory and bioinformatic experience designing, performing and analysing gene profiling experiments using RNA-seq and qRT-PCR, and using other techniques such as Western blotting, Drosophila genetics, and human and fruit fly cell culture. Chris received further funding from the BBSRC in 2017 as Co-I on a new RNA-seq based project and continues to be involved in numerous lab projects, as well as supervising two lab-based PhD students.
Since joining the CTU as a Research Fellow in Medical Statistics in 2015, Chris has been involved in the development of, and performed analysis for, over 15 studies involving the CTU and over 30 studies based in University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust, the University of Brighton, and the BSMS Global Health and infection, Primary Care and Public Health, Clinical and Experimental Medicine, and Neuroscience departments, including the recently completed multi-centre EU Horizon 2020 funded EmERGE study.
Chris completed a BA in Mathematics and Statistics from the Open University in 2017 and was awarded both Chartered Statistician status through the Royal Statistical Society and Science Council Chartered Scientist Status through the Royal Society of Biology in 2019.
For the CTU, Chris works closely with colleagues to provide statistical input for the development of new projects and grant applications, with Data managers to ensure study databases capture the required data, with Trial Managers to ensure high quality data is collected, and with Clinical colleagues to ensure the reporting and publication of study results is accurate and reliable. Chris develops detailed Statistical Analysis Plans before performing the required analyses in Stata, or similar analysis environments such as Python, R or SPSS.
C.I.Jones@bsms.ac.uk • 01273 644587