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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Research Expertise and Interests

  • Biomedical Statistics

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Research Output 2010 2020

Effects of three low-volume, high-intensity exercise conditions on affective valence

Haines, M., Broom, D., Gillibrand, W. & Stephenson, J., 17 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Sports Sciences. 38, 2, p. 121-129 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Physical Fitness
Healthy Volunteers
1 Citation (Scopus)

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

Open Access
Cross-Sectional Studies
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Surveys and Questionnaires
Mental Health
Surveys and Questionnaires
Health Educators
Open Access
Informed Consent
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
3 Citations (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

Open Access
Hospital Emergency Service
Self-Injurious Behavior

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

Journal of wound care (Journal)

John Stephenson (Member of editorial board)
1 Jan 2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

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, ...

Health Technology Assessment

John Stephenson (Participant)

Activity: Other activity typesGrant peer-review