Theresa Munyombwe

Theresa Munyombwe


I joined the University of Leeds as a Lecturer in Biostatistics in 2008. I have a PhD in Biostatistics and a masters degree in Biometry. My time is split between teaching and conducting research. I have expertise in Biostatistics, quantitative research, latent variable modelling, structural equation modelling, multilevel modelling and survival analysis.


  • Module leader
  • ICU co-lead

Research interests

My research interests are in the application of statistics to applied health with a particular interest in observational data. I have extensive experience of developing and evaluating psychometric properties of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS), analysing longitudinal data of PROMs, and Health-related quality of life data. Alongside my teaching and research work, I provided statistical support for staff and post graduate students in Dentistry (2008- 2014) and the School of Healthcare (2015-2018). I  provided statistical support in study designs, data collection, data management, data analysis, interpretation of results, and demonstration of SPSS, STATA  and R software. More recently my research interests have extended to use of electronic health data in research.


  • PhD in Biostatistics
  • MSc Biometry
  • BSc Biological science hons
  • PGcert in statistics

Professional memberships

  • Burwalls medical statistics teachers association

Student education

Along side my research work I have built a teaching portfolio: teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate modules, leading modules, supervising masters and PhD students.


Research groups and institutes

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