Dr Farag Shuweihdi

Dr Farag Shuweihdi


I joined the University of Leeds as Research fellow in August 2018.   From 2017-2016, I joined the Department of Statistics, University of Leeds, as research visitor. From 2015-2016,  I worked at Manchester Cancer Research Center. 

I obtained my PhD in Statistics from University of Leeds in 2010.  I also have MSc in Statistics form Benghazi University in 1999.  


Research interests

My main research interests focus on developing statistical methodologies with real life applications. In particular, I have three broad areas of interest, computational statistics, multivariate analysis and classification.  I  work on  classification approaches, such discriminant analysis, neural network, and decision tree, vector support machine and culstering algorithms. I conduct advanced statistical analysis such as generalized linear models and Survival analysis models, using cross-sectional and longitudinal data. Also, I have excellent experience with analysing structural equation models (SEM).

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
  • Health Services Research Division
  • Health services research