Dr Jeewaka Mendis
Dr Jeewaka Mendis is currently working as a Medical Statistician at the Surrey Clinical Research Centre. He completed his PhD in Medical Statistics at University of Leicester where he developed a novel methodology to design new clinical trials using existing evidence.
He has a particular research interest in evidence synthesis models including Meta-analysis, Meta-Regression, Indirect Comparison and Mixed Treatment Comparisons. The power and sample size calculations are another area of his expertise as well. He has a wealth of experience in analysing data from a range of commercial sectors including agricultural, financial and healthcare.
He completed his BSc Special Degree in Statistics from the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka and gained his MSc in Information Technology from Keele University, UK.
Kate Bennett works as a Medical Statistician at the Surrey Clinical Trials Unit and Surrey Research Design Service.
She has many years experience working as a medical statistician in both epidemiology and clinical trials and has worked on a number of clinical trials across a range of disease areas, including hepatology, gastroenterology, and ophthalmology. She was the study statistician on the EPICure studies, cohort studies examining the effects of extreme prematurity on developmental outcomes to adulthood. She has been involved at all stages of trial design and delivery, from funding applications, through protocol development and trial set-up, to end of trial and dissemination of results. She has provided statistical advice and analysis in a consultancy role for a variety of other research projects, including small animal interventional studies in clinical areas such as neonatology and neuroscience.