About Holly

I completed my MRes in the summer of 2018 at STOR-i at Lancaster University and I then started my PhD at STOR-i in the October of 2018.

I graduated from the University of Nottingham with an MMath in the summer of 2017. I mostly studied applied modules in my four years at Nottingham, but after I did a medical statistics internship at Keele University in the summer of 2016 I now want to pursue a career in statistics.

I am from Barton-under-Needwood, Staffordshire in England. In my spare time I like to play rugby and my favourite position is hooker. I also enjoy playing and watching football and I support Bury FC.

About STOR-i

STOR-i is an abbreviation for Statistics and Operational Research with Industry partners. It is an EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training at Lancaster University.

It is a four year course, which includes an MRes year, followed by three years doing a PhD. Most of the PhD topics STOR-i offers are funded by it's industry partners. These companies include (but are not restricted to): Atass, BT, Roche, Shell and Sparx.

My Research

At the start of October 2018 I started my PhD at STOR-i, titled 'Rare Disease Trials: Beyond the Randomised Controlled Trial'. This project is in partnership with the Clinical Rsearch Organisation Quanticate. Click here to read a technical description of my project.

In the summer of 2017 my Dissertaion in my fourth year at the University of Nottingham was titled 'Chemokine gradient development in the lymphatic interstitium.' It was a Mathematical Medicine and Biology dissertation, in which I modelled the movement of leukocytes through the lymphatic interstitium. Leukocytes are guided around the body by microscopic molecules called chemokines. I used four partial differential equations to model the migration of leukocytes and how chemokines are involved with their movement. I went on to solve my four simultaneous partial differential equations numerically using Matlab.

During my NIHR student internship in the summer of 2016 at Keele University, I co-authored an article titled 'Patterns of routine primary care for osteoarthritis: a cross-sectional electronic health records study'. I used R-Studio to run latent class analysis to investigate why people get the treatment they do for osteoarthritis at a General Practice. It was published online in the BMJ on 29th December 2017. The article can be found here.


Here is a link to my blog.

It will be updated over the coming weeks and months to keep you informed of my current research.


Below are a selection of pictures.

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