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Holly Jackson

Research student

Lancaster University

Fylde College



Research overview

I'm a third year PhD student and my project is titled 'Rare Disease Trials: Beyond the Randomised Controlled Trial.' My research focuses on methodologies to adaptively assign patients in a clinical trial to a treatment, in order to give more patients the best treatment for them. This project is in partnership with Quanticate, a Clinical Research Organisation. I am supervised by Thomas Jaki at Lancaster University and Karen Ooms and Sarah Bowen at Quanticate.

I graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2017 with an MMath. I took mostly applied modules as I have always been interested in using maths in real-world problems. My final year project was titled 'Chemokine gradient development in lymphatic interstitium' and looked at how leukocytes move through the body. At the end of my third year, I undertook an internship at Keele University, where I worked on a project titled 'Patterns of routine primary care for osteoarthritis in the UK: a cross-sectional electronic health records study'. This was my first experience of statistics being used in the real world. This experience lead me to apply for the STOR-i programme. 

Homepage: https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/~jackso48/

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