Professor Damon Berridge
Chair in Applied Statistics
Swansea University Medical School
Telephone: (01792) 606191

I hold a Chair in Applied Statistics in the Farr Institute @ CIPHER in the Medical School at Swansea University. I have been either the PI or a co-I on many research and research-related grants totalling almost £8M. These include the following projects that have been awarded since my arrival in Swansea in July 2014:

  •  Alcohol Misuse: Electronic Longitudinal Alcohol Study in Communities (ELAStiC), PI: Simon Moore, Cardiff;
  •  NISCHR Centre for Population Health and Wellbeing Research (NCPHWR), PI: Ronan Lyons, Swansea,
  •  Mind the Gap! An examination of the interface between primary and secondary healthcare for eating disorders, PI: Jacinta Tan, Swansea.

 I have a long and distinguished track record of:

  • developing statistical models, including:
    •  continuation ratio models and cumulative logit / proportional odds models for ordinal categorical data;
    •  random effects models or mixed models for event history / longitudinal / multi-level data;
    •  multivariate generalized linear mixed models (MGLMMs) with correlated random effects for multivariate extensions of the above data types;
  • implementing these models in software such as SABRE and MGLMM;
  • applying these models through interdisciplinary collaborative research in many areas, most notably in medicine and health research, but also in disciplines such as educational research, psychology and sociology;
  • disseminating these methodological developments and the results of data analyses at international conferences and through the publication of:
    •  10 books and Sage Series volumes of key readings in social statistics and the statistical analysis of continuous data, including a best-selling Chapman & Hall book on MGLMMs which was based on the SABRE software; I have been awarded a contract to write the second edition which will be based on its successor, MGLMM;
    •  many refereed articles in a wide range of international applied journals. 


  1. & The Dynamics of Quadropoly: League Position in English Football between 1888 and 2010. The International Journal of the History of Sport 33(3), 325-340.
  2. & Missing Value Imputation for RNA-Sequencing Data Using Statistical Models: A Comparative Study. Journal of Statistical Theory and Applications 15(3), 221
  3. Football and the military in contemporary Britain: An exploration of invisible nationalism. Armed Forces & Society
  4. & Prosocial skills in young children with autism, and their mothers’ psychological well-being: Longitudinal relationships. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders 13-14, 25-31.
  5. & Robust Modeling of Differential Gene Expression Data Using Normal/Independent Distributions: A Bayesian Approach. PLOS ONE 10(4), e0123791

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  • Implementing Evidence based Practices in Mental Health: A case study and review (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Michael Coffey
    Other supervisor: Prof Damon Berridge
  • Patient reported outcomes in ophthalmology (awarded 2016)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Damon Berridge