Patricia Gunning

National University of Ireland Galway
Professional Title: 
Clinical Research Biostatistician

Dr. Patricia Gunning is currently at the National University of Ireland Galway -- the Biostatistics Unit of the HRB Clinical Research Facility. She worked as a postdoc with NISS from 2009 to 2010, where she collaborated with the National Agricultural Statistics Services (NASS) to address new statistical editing and imputations methods that can be used to preserve data quality.

Prior to her time with NISS, Gunning was a Lecturer in statistics and an assistant statistical consultant for the University of Limerick in Ireland. She received her Ph.D. in statistics from Dublin City University in Dublin, Ireland in 2006. Her dissertation was titled "Stratification of Skewed Populations." In 2000, she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in computer applications from Dublin City University. She also received her Teacher's Diploma in information communication technology from Dorset College in 2002.

Her main area of research includes the design and analysis of clinical trials, statistical modelling and statistical computing. Working with the All-Ireland Cooperative Oncology Research Group (ICORG) to inform the development of appropriate interventions and to translate this knowledge into improved patient care, her group focuses on the statistical aspects of clinical and translational ICORG trials in Ireland.