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Victoria Allgar
Senior Statistician



Dr Victoria Allgar has a joint appointment between Hull York Medical School and the Department of Health Sciences, University of York. She is a Reader in Medical Statistic and her work involves bringing together the knowledge of a range of experts from different specialisations to help identify and answer key research questions through the design and conduct new studies. Victoria then provides statistical and project oversight of these studies.


  • BSc(Hons) Statistics, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
  • PhD, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Chartered Statistician, Royal Statistical Society
  • Chartered Scientist, The Science Council

Departmental roles

  • Head of the Centre for Health and Population Sciences (CHaPS)
  • HYMS Athena SWAN Champion (Chair)
  • HYMS Department Research Committee (Deputy Chair)
  • HYMS Exceptional Circumstances Committee (Deputy Chair)
  • HYMS Ethics Committee
  • HYMS Management Board
  • HYMS Academic Lead for Assessment (Phase 1, Health and Society)
  • Health Sciences Department Mangaement Group
  • Health Sciences Research Committee
  • Health Sciences Athena Swan Group



Victoria's research interests include medical statistics and study design.

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Full publications list



  • HYMS MBBS statistical plenary lectures
  • SSIP tutor
  • Personal mentor to three cohorts of MBBS students


  • PhD Supervisor
  • MSc Dissertation Supervisor
  • Internal PhD Examiner (Health Sciences)
  • External PhD Examiner

External activities


  • Membership of the Royal Statistical Society – Chartered Statistician
  • Science Council: Chartered Scientist Status (Feb 2012).
  • Member of Charitable Trust Scientific Panel, The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Member of Treatment Sub-committee, Versus Arthritis UK
  • Member of MS Society's Grant Review Panel, MS Society
  • Member of various Trial Steering Groups and Data Monitoring Committees

Editorial duties

  • Statistical Editor:  Health & Social Care in the Community
  • Associate Editor:  Trials
  • Reviews for numerous journals e.g. Palliative Care, BMJ Open, Lancet, Trials, Journal of Wound Care, British Journal of General Practice, BMJ, Health & Social Care in the Community
  • Reviews for UK funding bodies including the HTA, NAEDI, NICE and MRC

Victoria Allgar

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Victoria Allgar
Senior Statistician