Dr Joe Hicks

Dr Joe Hicks


Joe is a Lecturer in Medical Statistics working in the Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development (NCIHD). He is involved in research and teaching, and he joined the department in 2015 as a Medical Statistician. Before joining the department he completed a PhD in population and community ecology at the University of Leeds in 2015.

Research interests

Joe is involved in a wide range of research primarily focusing on developing and evaluating public health interventions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) from the pilot phase through to the scale-up phase. This research covers a wide range of areas including tackling antibiotic resistance, better treating non-communicable diseases in primary care, providing appropriate child care in urban contexts, providing mental health support in MDR-TB treatment, improving maternal and child health programmes, and providing effective m-health tools for primary care staff. Please see the NCIHD research page for further details of research that I am involved in and other research within the department: https://medicinehealth.leeds.ac.uk/faculty-/dir-record/research-groups/651/research-at-the-nuffield-centre-of-international-health-and-development


  • PhD Population and Community Ecology - University of Leeds, 2015
  • MSc Biodiversity and Conservation - University of Leeds, 2010
  • BSc (Hons) Biology - University of York, 2005

Student education

Joe is involved in teaching quantitative research methods within both the Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development and the Yorkshire Centre for Health Informatics. Interested students please see the NCIHD teaching page: https://medicinehealth.leeds.ac.uk/leeds-institute-health-sciences/doc/studying-nuffield-centre-international-health-development

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
  • International health research
  • Research at the Nuffield Centre of International Health and Development
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