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Dr Laura Bonnett PhD CStat FHEA

Lecturer Health Data Science


Personal Statement

I am a Medical Statistician primarily interested in the development and validation of clinical prediction models for people with recurrent conditions such as epilepsy and asthma. I am based in the Department of Health Data Science at the University of Liverpool and am a member of the Liverpool Centre for Cardiovascular Science. I am also an Affiliate Member of the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research.

My work has informed the Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency’s regulations on time off driving for people with a first-ever seizure, and driving during and after antiepileptic drug withdrawal. This work has now also underpinned European Union policy on driving.

I am a Chartered Statistician and member of the Royal Statistical Society's (RSS) Teaching Statistics Special Interest Group. I am also a committed STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Ambassador. As part of these roles, I have developed statistical outreach activities which can be used by anyone with an interest in the area at a variety of events such as careers fairs, science festivals and STEM clubs (

Prizes or Honours

  • William Guy Lecturer (Royal Statistical Society, 2020)
  • Peter Holmes Prize (Teaching Statistics, 2019)
  • Awardee - Twenty in Data & Technology (Women in Data, 2019)
  • Best Platform Presentation (UK International League Against Epilepsy Conference, 2019)
  • Best Oral Presentation (Institute of Translational Medicine Research Day, 2019)
  • Commended - Outstanding Contribution to Public Engagement (University of Liverpool Staff Awards, 2018)
  • Runner-Up Platform Presentation (UK International League Against Epilepsy Conference, 2017)
  • Best Platform Presentation (UK International League Against Epilespy Conference, 2016)
  • Rosalind Franklin Award Lecture (British Science Festival, 2017)

Funded Fellowships

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship (National Institute for Health Research, 2015 - 2018)