Victoria Allgar
Senior Statistician



Since joining HYMS/Health Sciences in 2006, Victoria's main responsibility is to lead the HYMS Statistical Consultancy Service. This entails providing statistical support to NHS researchers in North and East Yorkshire and in Northern Lincolnshire. The service offers comprehensive advice on statistical matters, including designing a study, calculating a sample size, managing data, analysing, interpreting and presenting data, using statistical packages, and publishing results.

Victoria is funded on various research projects, acting as the study statistician. In addition, she works with the Research Design Service as an advisor for researchers developing applications for NIHR funding streams.


  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Chartered Statistician, Royal Statistical Society
  • BSc(Hons) Statistics, University of Newcastle

Departmental roles

  • On the Athena Swan committee in HYMS - Developing a submission for Nov 2013.
  • Standard setting and marking papers for HYMS.
  • Assisting with short listing and interviewing HYMS potential students, and exam invigilation.
  • Member of the Centre for Health and Population Sciences (CHaPS)



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

Research group(s)


Full publications list



  • HYMS Undergraduate statistical teaching, including 2 plenary lectures.
  • Supervision of an SSC HYMS for first year students and marking the year 5 elective reports.


  • Statistics components for MSc Surgery (Hull), and the foundations of statistics for intercalating HYMS students.
  • MSc Dissertation Supervisor (HYMS)
  • Internal examiner (Health Sciences)
  • Also undertakes various one-off talks to research groups/journal clubs in Hull, York and Scunthorpe.

External activities


  • Membership of the Royal Statistical Society – Chartered Statistician status.
  • Science Council: Chartered Scientist Status (Feb 2012).
  • Member for Charitable Trust Scientific Panel, The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Editorial duties

  • Reviews for numerous journals e.g. Journal of Wound Care, British Journal of General Practice, BMJ, Health & Social Care in the Community.
  • Also reviews for UK funding bodies including the HTA, National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative (NAEDI), NICE, and MRC.

Contact details

Victoria Allgar
Senior Statistician