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Jamie Kirkham is a Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Manchester, having previously held a post for 13 years at the University of Liverpool.  He joined Manchester in June 2019 and his role focuses on statistical and methodological research for clinical trials and systematic reviews. He has expertise in outcomes based research, particularly in the field of core outcome set (COS) development and outcome reporting in clinical trials.  He is also interested in study misconduct, associated biases and the potential impact these failings have on evidence-based decision-making, when important outcomes from studies are not measured or selectively reported.  

Jamie is also a Statistics Editor for the BMJ and has an interest in Journalology (publication science).  

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, Lancaster University

Master in Science, The University of Sheffield

External positions

BMJ Statistical Editor

Department of Biostatistics, University of Liverpool (affiliated)


  • Core Outcome Sets
  • Outcome Reporting Bias
  • Systematic Reviews
  • Research Waste
  • Journalology


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  • Bill Silverman Award

    Kirkham, Jamie (Recipient), 2015

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  • Bill Silverman Award

    Kirkham, Jamie (Recipient), 2021

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  • BMJ statistician of the year

    Kirkham, Jamie (Recipient), 2021

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  • MRC open science impact prize

    Kirkham, Jamie (Recipient), 14 Mar 2023

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Thomas C Chalmers Award

    Kirkham, Jamie (Recipient), 2010

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