Brunel University London (BUL) is based in West London and was established in 1966.  The Statistics Group is based in the Department of Mathematics, and researchers collaborate with biomedical researchers and engineers across the university and other institutions. The University has a number of Research Institutes which encourage interdisciplinary interactions.


The team's expertise is in biostatistics, statistical methods in genetic epidemiology, bioinformatics and genomics.

Our team

Our team includes:

Dr Alex Lewin

Dr Alex Lewin is a Reader in Biostatistics at Brunel. She has a wide experience with “omics” data, with papers published on methodological advances using gene expression microarrays, RNA-seq, genetics and proteomics data, and applied papers in genome wide association studies (GWAS), proteomics and other biomarker data sets. She is currently collaborating with Professor Marjo-Riitta Järvelin on analysis of metabolomics and genetic data, and is PI on a methodological grant (co-Investigator Prof. Järvelin) developing new statistical methods for life-course analysis combining multiple biomarker and other risk factor data sets. This methodological work is closely related to the work to be carried out as part of WP4 of the DynaHealth project.

Dr Marco Banterle

Dr Marco Banterle is a Post-doctoral Researcher in Biostatistics at Brunel, working on the methodological grant: Methods and tools for structural equation models in genetic epidemiology, funded by the UK Medical Research Council. He has expertise in Bayesian statistics and computational methods.