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Dr Laura Bonnett PhD CStat FHEA

Tenure Track Fellow Biostatistics


Personal Statement

I am a Medical Statistician (Tenure Track Fellow) primarily interested in the development and validation of prognostic models for people with recurrent conditions such as epilepsy and asthma. I am based in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Liverpool. 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. Additionally, I am a member of the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) Education & Statistical Literacy Committee and 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 in STEM clubs (

Prizes or Honours

  • Runner-Up Platform Presentation (UK International League Against Epilepsy Conference, 2017)
  • Best Poster Presentation (Institute of Translational Medicine Research Day, 2017)
  • Best Conference Review (Royal Statistical Society, 2017)
  • Best Platform Presentation (UK International League Against Epilespy Conference, 2016)

Funded Fellowships

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