Christopher Sutton
  • Jean McFarlane Building, University of Manchester

    M13 9PL Manchester

    United Kingdom

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile


Chris is Deputy Director (Methodology) and Lead Statistician for Manchester CTU.  He has an interest in improving health through improving trials and collaborates widely on complex trials in various disciplines, with specific interest in the topics of stroke, musculoskeletal and mental health.


Chris completed an MSc in Medical Statistics and IT at Leicester University in 1987 prior to starting his first lecturing post at Leicester Polytechnic the same year.  In 1988 he moved to Lancashire Polytechnic (later University of Central Lancashire) where he held Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Principal Lecturer and Reader posts in the Faculty of Science (1988-2002) and the Faculty of Health, later Health and Wellbeing (2002-2018).  

He moved to The University of Manchester in March 2018 to take on a new role as Senior Lecturer in Clinical Trial Statistics to lead the development of the statistical functions of the Clinical Trials Unit as it moved into Manchester University over the summer of 2018.  Chris continues to collaborate widely with clinicians on trials of complex interventions and with statisticians and methodologists interested in improving how trials are designed and implemented.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Chartered Statistician of the Royal Statistical Society (CStat)

Member of the Society of Clinical Trials

Member of the Society for Social Medicine and Population Health

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Incomplete Data in Event History Analysis, University of Leicester

3 Oct 198931 Oct 1996

Award Date: 15 Mar 1997

Master in Science, Medical Statistics and Information Technology, University of Leicester

Sept 1986Sept 1987

Award Date: 1 Oct 1987

Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics, Oxford University

Oct 1980Jun 1983

Award Date: 1 Jul 1983

Areas of expertise

  • HA Statistics
  • Clinical Trials
  • Biostatistics

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures


Dive into the research topics where Christopher Sutton is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 1 Similar Profiles

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or