Martin Bland: Research Interests


I am particularly interested in the design and analysis of studies of medical measurement. This includes measurement error and observer variation, estimation of centile charts, agreement between methods of measurement, and regression towards the mean. I am also interested in cluster sampling in both clinical trials and observational studies.


Recent work includes studies into the effects upon mortality and hospital admissions of air pollution and a case-control study of death associated with asthma, controls being asthmatics who did not die.

Until my move to York, I was the statistician for the National Register of Deaths associated with Volatile Substance Abuse (VSA, solvent abuse or glue sniffing).

New projects will be collaboratively with colleagues in York.


ICSS: comparison of angioplasty and stenting with surgery for the treatment of occlusions of the carotid artery.

VenUS II: larval therapy for sloughy leg ulcers.

VenUS III: a trial of ultrasound for hard-to-heal venous leg ulcers.

TELSIS: A trial of a protocol for the diagnosis of onset of labour, carried out in Scotland.

THORN: trial of thyroid hormone for very small neonates.

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