NameMr Leo Westbury
RoleResearch Fellow / Medical Statistician
I have worked as a statistician at the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit since 2013 after studying Mathematical Sciences at the University of Bath and then an MSc in Statistics at the University of Warwick.
My research focus is on the lifecourse epidemiology of musculoskeletal ageing. My role involves implementing statistical methods to explore determinants and examine health-related consequences of poor or declining musculoskeletal health in older age. In 2017, I started a PhD on this topic using data from participants of the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study. Other research areas include: exploring determinants of bone microarchitecture in the Global Longitudinal Study of Osteoporosis in Women; understanding risk factors for low physical performance, sarcopenia and osteoporosis in the Hertfordshire Cohort Study and the 1946 British Birth Cohort; and implementing complex statistical techniques to analyse change over multiple time-points.
My role also involves teaching within the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine and disseminating research findings at national and international conferences. I have received Young Investigator Awards at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases.