Sarah Lay-Flurrie

Junior Research Fellow

Senior Researcher/Statistician

Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences

DPhil (Oxon), MSc ( Southampton), BSc (Hons) (Imperial College)

Dr Sarah Lay-Flurrie is a Senior Statistician and Researcher within the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences. She began work in Oxford as a statistician, having completed an MSc in Statistics with Applications in Medicine at the University of Southampton. She then completed her DPhil in Oxford whilst still working, funded through the National Institute for Health Research School for Primary Care.

Her thesis investigated how variability in blood pressure should be accounted for when predicting a patient’s future risk of heart attack and stroke. Today, much of her research focuses on predicting risks of adverse outcomes in patients with or at risk of cardiovascular disease, such as heart attack, stroke and heart failure. To do this, she primarily works with routinely collected data, such as electronic medical records data and national mortality statistics and hospital episodes data. She teaches statistical and epidemiological methods on various modules which form part of Oxford’s MSc in Evidence Based Healthcare and co-ordinates the Big Data Epidemiology module on this course.