Professor Rhiannon Owen

Professor Rhiannon Owen

Personal Chair, Health Data Science

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 205678 ext 9624

Email address

Cellular Office - 303
Third Floor
Data Science Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Professor Rhiannon Owen is Professor of Statistics at Swansea University Medical School. Her main research interests include the development and application of Bayesian methods in Health Technology Assessment, Population Health, and Health Service Evaluation. In particular, her research interests include evidence synthesis methods, analysis of large scale linked electronic health records, simulation-based methods, clinical trial evaluation, economic decision modelling, and value of information. This work has been and is supported by the Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS), Health Data Research UK (HDR UK), the Medical Research Council (MRC), the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), and the Wellcome Trust.

Rhiannon is a member of the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Technology Appraisal Committee, member of the NICE Decision Support Unit, and Associate Member of the NICE Technical Support Unit. She has extensive experience of cross-sector collaboration including as a consultant, providing methodological and strategic advice to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.

Rhiannon teaches on several courses including as Module Lead for PMRM02 Data Analysis for Health and Medical Sciences, and Project Supervisor for PM-344 Capstone Projects and PMIM702 Health Data Dissertation.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Biostatistics
  • Bayesian methods
  • Health Technology Assessment
  • Evidence synthesis
  • Analysis of large-scale linked electronic health records
  • Simulation-based methods
  • Economic evaluation
  • Translation of statistical methods

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Rhiannon teaches on undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development courses, with a focus on biostatistics, health technology assessment, health data analysis, and translation of statistical methods into clinical practice and health policy. Rhiannon is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research Award Highlights Collaborations