George TH Ellison

George TH Ellison


Research interests:

Causal inference in data analytics; Data synthesis; Evidence-based decision-making; Multidisciplinary mixed-methods (process and outcome) evaluations; Public Health; Critical Data Studies; Science and Technology Studies/Social Studies of Knowledge/Science of Science; Public Engagement.

Education Subject Areas:

Biomedical statistical analytics; Causal path analysis; Evidence-based medicine; Multidisciplinary study design; Synthesis of quantitative and qualitative research findings; Research ethics and governance; Public and user involvement in research and evaluation; Research dissemination; Professionalism.

Education and Training Area Depth

Deputy Director Education & Training, Leeds Institute for Data Analytics

Co-Deputy Lead (with Dr Richard Feltbower, Dr Darren Greenwood, Dr Peter Tennant and Prof Mark Gilthorpe) of MSc in Health Data Analytics

Lead of MSc in Health Data Analytics Research Project Module

Co-Supervisor of MSc and PhD research projects

Public engagement activities:

Contributions to radio and television programmes; presentations at Science Festivals and Les Cafés Scientifique; and articles in popular magazines and newspapers. These include:

CogX Festival 2018 Turing Stage - "Predict to prepare, but not (necessarily) to prescribe"

BBC Radio 4 - "The Colour coded prescription"

BBC2/Open University - "How can we be healthier?"

Otley Science Café - "The epidemiology of firework injuries"

BBC2/Open University - "Growing up with ideas of 'race'"

BBC Radio 4 - "Blood and fire":

Royal Statistical Society's "Significance" magazine; "Medicine in black and white: BiDil®: race and the limits of evidence-based medicine" 




  • Deputy Director - Education & Training
  • Leeds Institute for Data Analytics


  • BSc(Hons) MSc(Med) PhD DSc
  • RPHNutr
  • FHEA

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine
  • Clinical and Population Science
  • Populations
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