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Deborah Ashby

Co-Director of ICTU

Deborah Ashby is Professor of Medical Statistics and Clinical Trials at Imperial College London. Her research interests are in clinical trials, risk-benefit decision making for medicines, and the utility of Bayesian approaches in these areas.

Professor Ashby chairs the HTA Commissioning Board, and is Deputy Chair of the HTA Programme for the National Institute for Health Research, and is Vice-chair of the Population Research Committee for Cancer Research UK. She was appointed to the UK Commission on Human Medicines and regularly advises the European Medicines Agency. She was elected to Council of the Royal Statistical Society, served as Senior Honorary Officer and Vice-President and has been elected to the Board of Directors and as Executive Secretary of the International Society of Bayesian Analysis. She was awarded the OBE for services to medicine in 2009, appointed an NIHR Senior Investigator in 2010 and elected to the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2012.

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