Dr Yinghui Wei
Profiles

Dr Yinghui Wei

Associate Professor of Statistics

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Role

Associate Professor of Statistics

School Lead for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Stage 1 Tutor for Mathematics and Statistics 

International Lead for Mathematics and Statistics (China)

Statistics Seminar Organiser (Link)

Qualifications

FHEA, Higher Education Academy, 2014

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, University of Plymouth, UK; 2014

PhD in Statistics, School of Mathematics, University of Manchester, UK; 2008

MSc in Statistics (with Distinction), School of Mathematics, University of Manchester, UK; 2004

BSc in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Northwest University, China; 2003

Appointments:

Associate Professor of Statistics, University of Plymouth, UK; 2019 - Present

Lecturer in Statistics, University of Plymouth, UK; 2013 - 2019

Investigator Scientist, Medical Research Council, UK; 2009 - 2013

Research Fellow (Welcome Trust), University of Nottingham, UK; 2008 -2009

Professional membership

Member of Cochrane Statistical Methods Group

Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Roles on external bodies

Statistical Editor, Cochrane Developmental Psychosocial Learning Problems Group

Secretary, Royal Statistical Society South West Local Group

Teaching interests

2019-2020 Academic Year:

Undergraduate
    - Probability    
    - Mathematical Sciences in Context
    - Medical Statistics 

Postgraduate
    - SPSS short course, Doctoral College
    - Project design and development, guest lectures on statistics, Peninsula Medical School

Staff serving as external examiners

2019, External PhD Examiner, University of Liverpool

Research interests

My primary research interest is in developing statistical methodology with a focus on the application to medicine, clinical trials, observational studies and evidence synthesis. Specific areas include, 

- Bayesian inference

- Modelling and analysis of infectious diseases (including Cowpox virus, healthcare-associated infection)

- Meta-analysis and systematic reviews

- Multivariate meta-analysis (including multiple outcomes, multiple treatments and diagnostic tests)

- Survival analysis

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Dr Z. Al-Kaabawi (2018): Bayesian Hierarchical Models for Linear Networks (Director of Studies)


Current PhD Students:

L. Sorrell: Modelling multivariate survival endpoints with application to kidney transplantation (Director of Studies)

M. Howe: A probabilistic dental treatment risk index (co-supervisor)

J. Sethi: Graphene based biosensors for detection of blood biomakers of Alzheimer's disease (co-supervisor)

Grants & contracts

Externally funded projects:

2018 – 2020  GlaxoSmithKline: “An assessment of the sensitivity to change of a scale to measure quality of life in patients with severe asthma”. M. Masoli, M.Hyland, R. Jones, Y. Wei and J. Lanario.

2018 – 2019  GlaxoSmithKline: “Further validation of a scale to measure quality of life in patients with severe asthma”. M. Masoli., M. Hyland, R.Jones, Y. Wei and J. Lanario.

2016 – 2018  NIHR RfPB (PB-PG-0215-36117): “A systematic review of physical activity for alcohol and substance use disorders: evidence synthesis with stakeholder engagement to formulate practical recommendations”. T. Thompson (PI), Co-I: A. Taylor, J. Sinclair, G. Wallace, M. Nasser, J. Neale, Y. Wei, S. Creanor, R. Kandiyali.  

Other Publications

Google Scholar   Research Gate  

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
O'Hara L, Smith ER, Barlow J, Livingstone N, Herath NINS, Wei Y, Spreckelsen TF & Macdonald G 2019 'Video feedback for parental sensitivity and attachment security in children under five years' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , DOI
Jones R, Lanario J, Hyland M, Wei Y & Masoli M 2019 'Evidence for similarity in symptoms and mechanism: the extra-pulmonary symptoms of severe asthma and polysymptomatic presentation of fibromyalgia' Immunity, Inflammation & Disease , DOI PEARL
Wilder-Smith A, Wei Y, Araújo TVBD, VanKerkhove M, Turchi Martelli CM, Turchi MD, Teixeira M, Tami A, Souza J & Sousa P 2019 'Understanding the relation between Zika virus infection during pregnancy and adverse fetal, infant and child outcomes: a protocol for a systematic review and individual participant data meta-analysis of longitudinal studies of pregnant women and their infants and children' BMJ Open 9, (6) e026092-e026092 , DOI
van Kampen SC, Jones R, Kisembo H, Houben RMGJ, Wei Y, Mugabe FR, Rutebemberwa E & Kirenga B 2018 'Chronic respiratory symptoms and lung abnormalities among people with a history of tuberculosis in Uganda: a national survey' Clinical Infectious Diseases Author Site , DOI PEARL
Dalla Valle L, Stander J, Gresty K, Eales J & Wei Y 2018 'Stakeholder Perspectives on Graphical Tools for Visualising Student Assessment and Feedback Data' Research in Learning Technology PEARL
De Crescenzo F, Ziganshina LE, Yudina EV, Kaplan YC, Ciabattini M, Wei Y & Hoyle CHV 2018 'Noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (NRIs) for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , DOI
Barlow J, Herath NINS, Bartram Torrance C, Bennett C & Wei Y 2018 'The Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS) and Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) system for supporting caregivers and improving outcomes in caregivers and their infants' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , DOI
Pang CL, Pilkington N, Wei Y, Peters J, Roobottom C & Hyde C 2018 'A methodology review on the incremental prognostic value of computed tomography biomarkers in addition to Framingham risk score in predicting cardiovascular disease: the use of association, discrimination and reclassification' BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 18, (1) 39-39 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Thompson TP, Taylor AH, Wanner A, Husk K, Wei Y, Creanor S, Kandiyali R, Neale J, Sinclair J & Nasser M 2018 'Physical activity and the prevention, reduction, and treatment of alcohol and/or substance use across the lifespan (The PHASE review): protocol for a systematic review' Systematic Reviews 7, (1) Author Site , DOI PEARL
Wei Y & Royston P 2017 'Reconstructing time-to-event data from published Kaplan–Meier curves' Stata Journal 17, (4) 786-802 Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Barlow J, Bennett C, Midgley N, Larkin SK & Wei Y 2017 'Parent–infant psychotherapy for improving parental and infant mental health' BJPsych Advances 23, (4) 216-216 , DOI
Barlow J, Bennett C, Midgley N, Larkin SK & Wei Y 2016 'Parent–infant psychotherapy: a systematic review of the evidence for improving parental and infant mental health' Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology 34, (5) 464-482 , DOI
Barlow J, Bergman H, Kornør H, Wei Y & Bennett C 2016 'Group-based parent training programmes for improving emotional and behavioural adjustment in young children' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , DOI
Wei Y, Kypraios T, O’Neill PD, Huang SS, Rifas-Shiman SL & Cooper BS 2016 'Evaluating hospital infection control measures for antimicrobial-resistant pathogens using stochastic transmission models: Application to vancomycin-resistant enterococci in intensive care units' Statistical Methods in Medical Research 27, (1) 269-285 , DOI PEARL
Wei Y, Royston P, Tierney JF & Parmar MKB 2015 'Meta-analysis of time-to-event outcomes from randomized trials using restricted mean survival time: application to individual participant data' Statistics in Medicine 34, (21) 2881-2898 , DOI
Hollands GJ, Shemilt I, Marteau TM, Jebb SA, Lewis HB, Wei Y, Higgins JPT & Ogilvie D 2015 'Portion, package or tableware size for changing selection and consumption of food, alcohol and tobacco' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , DOI
Mantzari E, Vogt F, Shemilt I, Wei Y, Higgins JPT & Marteau TM 2015 'Personal financial incentives for changing habitual health-related behaviors: A systematic review and meta-analysis' Preventive Medicine 75, 75-85 , DOI
Barlow J, Bennett C, Midgley N, Larkin SK & Wei Y 2015 'Parent-infant psychotherapy for improving parental and infant mental health' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , DOI
Turner RM, Jackson D, Wei Y, Thompson SG & Higgins JPT 2014 'Predictive distributions for between-study heterogeneity and simple methods for their application in Bayesian meta-analysis' Statistics in Medicine 34, (6) 984-998 , DOI PEARL
Xiong T, Turner RM, Wei Y, Neal DE, Lyratzopoulos G & Higgins JPT 2014 'Comparative efficacy and safety of treatments for localised prostate cancer: an application of network meta-analysis' BMJ Open 4, (5) e004285-e004285 , DOI PEARL
Hollands GJ, Shemilt I, Marteau TM, Jebb SA, Lewis HB, Wei Y, Higgins JPT & Ogilvie D 2014 'Portion, package or tableware size for changing selection and consumption of food, alcohol and tobacco' , DOI
Wei Y & Higgins JPT 2013 'Bayesian multivariate meta-analysis with multiple outcomes' Statistics in Medicine 32, (17) 2911-2934 , DOI
Royston P, Wei Y, Tierney J & Parmar M 2013 'Analysis of survival data from trials with non-proportional hazards: an empirical comparison of methods' Trials 14, (Suppl 1) O38-O38 , DOI
Wei Y & Higgins JPT 2012 'Estimating within-study covariances in multivariate meta-analysis with multiple outcomes' Statistics in Medicine 32, (7) 1191-1205 , DOI
Wei Y, Neal P, Telfer S & Begon M 2012 'Statistical analysis of an endemic disease from a capture–recapture experiment' Journal of Applied Statistics 39, (12) 2759-2773 , DOI
Wright CF, Wei Y, Higgins JPT & Sagoo GS 2012 'Non-invasive prenatal diagnostic test accuracy for fetal sex using cell-free DNA a review and meta-analysis' BMC Research Notes 5, (1) 476-476 , DOI
Books
James G, Dyke P, Searl J, Craven M & Wei Y 2020 Modern Engineering Mathematics. Pearson Education
Conference Papers
Jones R, Lanario J, Wei Y, Hyland M & Masoli M 2019 'Non-Respiratory Symptoms Are as Important as Respiratory Symptoms in Their Impact on Quality of Life in Severe Asthma'

Reports & invited lectures

Reports:

Wei Y. (2019) "South West local group meeting: Network Time Series" (Link

Wei Y. (2019) “South West local group meeting: Modelling numbers of births” (Link)

Wei Y. (2018) “South West local group meeting: Evidence synthesis in health” (Link)


Research Seminars/Talks:

2019, Contributed talk, "Estimating the correlation between bivariate survival endpoints", Royal Statistical Society International Conference, Belfast. 

2019, Invited talk, "Statistical Applications in Medical Sciences", INSPIRE Interdisciplinary Meeting, Plymouth.

2018, Invited talk, "Survival analysis of patients following kidney transplantation" (with Lexy Sorrell), South West Transplant Centre Annual Transplant Day, Totnes.

2018, Invited talk, "Survival analysis: from individual level data to aggregate data", Yunnan University, China.

2018, Invited talk, "Survival analysis: from individual level data to aggregate data", AUFE, China.

2017, Invited talk, "Restricted mean survival time: from individual level data to aggregate data", CMStatistics 2017, University of London, London.

2017, Session chair, "Recent Advances in Research Synthesis Methods", CMStatistics 2017, University of London, London.

2017, Contributed talk, "Using published Kaplan-Meier curves to reconstruct time-to-event data for secondary analyses", Royal Statistical Society International Conference, Glasgow. 

2017, Contributed poster, "Hierarchical Bayesian models for road traffic accidents", Royal Statistical Society International Conference, Glasgow. 

2016, Invited lecture, "Introduction to Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials", postgraduate summer school, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu.

2015, Invited seminar, "The use of restricted mean survival time in meta-analysis of clinical trials with time-to-event outcomes". University of Exeter, Exeter.

2014, Invited seminar, "Meta-analysis of survival data using restricted mean survival time", University of Essex, Colchester.

2013, Contributed talk, "Analysis of survival data from trials with non-proportional hazards". Clinical Trials Methodology Conference: Methodology Matters, Edinburgh. 

2013, Contributed talk, "Network Meta-analysis", Methodology Theme Meeting, MRC Clinical Trials Unit, London.

2012, Contributed poster, "Bayesian multivariate meta-analysis with many outcomes", 33rd Annual Conference of International Society for Clinical Biostatistics, Bergen.

2011, Contributed talk, "Bayesian multivariate meta-analysis with many outcomes", Methods in Meta-analysis Meeting, Royal Statistical Society, London.

2010, Internal Seminar, "Multivariate meta-analysis with multiple outcomes", MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge. 

2010, Invited lecture, "Introduction to Meta-analysis", Shanghai Nottingham Systematic Review Course, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai. 

2007, Poster presentation, "An epidemic model for discrete data in dynamic population", Manchester Research Student Conference in Statistics and Probability, University of Manchester.

2007, Contributed talk, "Statistical inference about epidemics in dynamic population", Research Student Conference in Statistics and Probability, Durham, UK.