John Stephenson

Dr, Research Fellow of Australian Catholic University, Adjunct Associate Professor, Swinburne University of Technology

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I am a Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Statistics, having joined the University of Huddersfield (School of Human and Health Sciences) in January 2010. I am also Adjunct Associate Professor at Swinburne Univerity of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.

I was a Visiting Research Fellow at Australian Catholic University (ACU), Melbourne, Australia, in 2015, and held an Honorary Fellowship with ACU from 2015 to 2018. I was also a Visiting Research Fellow in the Institute for Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, in 2017.

Before joining the University of Huddersfield, I was employed as an engineer for about 10 years in the nuclear industry; initially for the UK Atomic Energy Authority, and subsequently for British Energy.

Academic qualifications: BSc(Hons) (Mathematics, University of Sheffield 1990); MSc(Eng), MPhil (Materials Science, University of Liverpool 1993, 1997); PhD (Biomedical Statistics, Cardiff University 2010).

Professional qualifications: Graduate Statistician Member of the Royal Statistical Society (FRSS GradStat) since 2006. Achieved Chartered Mathematician status with the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (CMath MIMA) in 2007.

Research Expertise and Interests


Multilevel (hierarchical) modelling; survival analysis/multistate & competing risk modelling; multiple regression; generalised linear modelling/analysis of binary data; multivariate methods; meta-analysis methods.


Techniques applied to clinical contexts including: primary caries; tissue viability studies; ophthalmology; pharmaceutical studies; spinal surgery; surgical site infections; podiatric and lower limb studies; cancer; mental health; clinical education



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  • Biomedical Statistics

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Research Output 2010 2019

Affected family member coping with a relative with alcohol and/or other drug misuse: A cross-sectional survey questionnaire

McCann, T. V., Stephenson, J. & Lubman, D. I., 1 Jun 2019, In : International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. 28, 3, p. 687-696 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cross-Sectional Studies
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Surveys and Questionnaires
Mental Health
Surveys and Questionnaires
Health Educators
1 Citation (Scopus)

Emergency department nurse’s attitudes towards patients who self-harm: A meta-analysis

Rayner, G., Blackburn, J., Edward, K-L., Stephenson, J. & Ousey, K., 1 Feb 2019, In : International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. 28, 1, p. 40-53 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Hospital Emergency Service
Self-Injurious Behavior
1 Citation (Scopus)

How do manual handling advisors and physiotherapists construct their back beliefs, and do safe lifting posture beliefs influence them?

Nolan, D., O'Sullivan, K., Stephenson, J., O'Sullivan, P. & Lucock, M., Feb 2019, In : Musculoskeletal Science and Practice. 39, p. 101-106 6 p.

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Physical Therapists
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Activities 2004 2019

Analysis considerations in the design of a wound / skin study

John Stephenson (Speaker)
8 May 201910 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Why do Nurses Change Dressings: Realities of Clinical Practice

Karen Ousey (Speaker), Joanna Blackburn (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), John Stephenson (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)
23 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

The College of Podiatry Annual Conference and Exhibition

Michael Concannon (Participant), Grace Parfitt (Participant), John Stephenson (Participant)
16 Nov 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing (Journal)

John Stephenson (Reviewer)
2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication Peer-review

British Journal of Ophthalmology (Journal)

John Stephenson (Reviewer)
2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication Peer-review