Dr Marlous Hall

Dr Marlous Hall


I joined the University as a Medical Statistician in 2009, alongside which I completed a PhD in Paediatric Cancer Epidemiology. In 2014 I was promoted to Senior Epidemiologist in Cardiovascular Epidemiology and was awarded a personal Sir Henry Wellcome Fellowship as well as appointed as University Academic Fellow in 2017. I am now Associate Professor of Epidemiology and established my research group in Survivorship and Multimorbidity Epidemiology.

I am Deputy Head of the Clinical and Population Sciences Department within the Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine (LICAMM); Co-lead the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA) Health Community; Co-Direct the 4-year British Heart Foundation PhD Programme in Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes; Member of Institute Executive Committees for Student Education and Ressearch & Innovation in LICAMM. 

Research interests

I have extensive expertise in advanced analytical techniques applied to electronic healthcare data, with a particular focus in processing and analysing large complex clinical datasets. My main interests involve applying advanced methodologies including multistate modelling, multiple imputation, multilevel modelling, causal inference techniques and advanced survival analyses such as flexible parametric survival modelling and relative survival.

I work with a range of national and local data such as Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data, primary care data and data from The Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project to look at the complex patterns of multimorbidity for people with cardiovascular disease. Previously, I have worked in Paediatric Cancer Epidemiology, primarily working with data from the Yorkshire Specialist Register of Cancer in Children and Young People linked with HES data.


  • BSc in Mathematics, University of Sheffield
  • MSc in Statistics, University of Sheffield
  • PhD in Paediatric Cancer Epidemiology, University of Leeds
  • University of Leeds Teaching and Research Award (ULTRA) (MSc)

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, University of Leeds

Student education

Postgraduate Research Supervision

Please contact me directly about potential PhD opportunities in the area of data science, cardiovascular disease and multimorbidity.

A list of current and past postgraduate research students and projects are listed below.
Tamara Garcia Del Toro, PhD – 4-year BHF PhD Programme. ‘Evaluating the impact of multimorbidity on guideline- recommended therapy for myocardial infarction using nationwide real-world clinical data.’ Full time, Started Oct 2023.

Jonathan Batty, PhD – 4ward North Fellowship in ‘The impact of multimorbidity on long-term outcomes after myocardial infarction’ Full time, started August 2022.  

Eman S Alsaeed, PhD – International PhD Academy. ‘An investigation of AF-related stroke using observational data’. Full time, started April 2019. 

Oliver Todd, PhD - Dunhill Medical Trust PhD Fellowship in ‘Optimising blood pressure management for older people with frailty’. Full time, awarded 2020.

Owen Bebb, MD - Acute Myocardial Infarction: An evaluation of good quality of care and outcomes, Part Time, started September 2015

Chris Wilkinson, MD - Cardiovascular outcomes and prognosis in older people with frailty: a cohort study using electronic health records. Part Time, awarded May 2019. 

Tatendashe Bernadette Dondo, PhD - Quality of care and clinical outcomes following Acute Myocardial Infarction: High resolution investigation using electronic health record data. Part Time, awarded June 2018.

Arwa AlThumairi, PhD - Describing variation in hospital activity following completion of treatment for childhood and adolescent cancer in Yorkshire and the impact on survival. Full Time, awarded February 2017.

Christopher D. Lethaby, MD - Time to diagnosis of cancer in children and young adults in secondary care services. Full Time, awarded August 2013.

Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate Student Education

Previous and current teaching committments include module management, disseration supervision, leading small group tutorials and production of course materials and assessments. My areas of activity focus on student eduction in statistics and research methods for medical undergraduate students, as well as research led activities for postgraduate students. In addition, I was Deputy Programme lead for the MSc in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from 2014 to 2017.

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine
  • Clinical and Population Science
  • Cardiometabolic
  • British Heart Foundation - Cardiovascular research
  • Multidisciplinary Cardiovascular Research Centre

Current postgraduate researchers

<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>