Saleema Rex
Research Fellow - Statistician



I joined York Trials Unit in November 2018 and support number of trials within the unit as a Statistician. I have previously worked in Sheffield Clinical Trials Unit as a Data Specialist. My interests include Medical Statistics, Clinical Trials Methodology, Stats programming (using Stata, R & SAS) and Data Science. I have a master’s degree in Medical Statistics from LSHTM, London and a PG Diploma In Computing, Open University, UK. 


  • MSc Medical Statistics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. September 2018
  • Graduate Certificate in Statistics, The University of Sheffield. June 2014
  • PG Diploma in Computing, The Open University, UK. July 2008




My main interest are Medical Statistics and Clinical Trials Methodology. 


  • L1FE (Lateral compression of type-1 fracture fixation in the elderly, a randomised controlled trial)
  • Lexia Reading Core5® (a computer-based Independent Learning System (ILS) for Reading provided by LexiaUK©)

Research group(s)


Selected publications

  • Aquatic therapy for boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD): an external pilot randomised controlled trial. Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2017
  • PLEASANT: Preventing and Lessening Exacerbations of Asthma in School-age children Associated with a New Term – a cluster randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation. Health Technology Assessment, No. 20.93 – DEC 2016
  • Putting Life in Years (PLINY) telephone friendship groups research study: pilot randomised controlled trial. TRIALS 15(1):141 · APR 2014

Contact details

Saleema Rex
Research Fellow - Statistician

Tel: 01904 32(1628)