- Taya Collyer
- Social Policy School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
- Edinburgh UK
- Research Interests
- Health policy, Philosophy of science, Epidemiology, Economic Theory, statistics
Downstream? Upstream? Or mainstream? Disciplinary training and conceptual models of disease causation.
I trained as a biostatistician in Melbourne, Australia and have experience managing the data and analysis requirements of very large randomised studies.
My own research focuses on the ways medical researchers from different academic disciplines understand and engage with statistical methods, especially multivariate regression techniques. Of particular interest to me are the different ways in which disciplines which tackle questions related to health (e.g. epidemiology, economics, sociology) conceptualise disease risk.