Professor Rhiannon Owen

Professor Rhiannon Owen

Personal Chair, Health Data Science

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+44 (0) 1792 205678 ext 9624

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Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Rhiannon Owen is Associate Professor of Statistics at Swansea University Medical School. Her main research interests include the development and application of Bayesian methods in Health Technology Assessment, including evidence synthesis, economic decision modelling, analysis of large scale linked electronic health records, clinical trials, and value of information. This work has been and is supported by the Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS), HDR UK, the Medical Research Council (MRC), and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Rhiannon is a member of the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Technology Appraisal Committee, member of the NICE Decision Support Unit, and Associate Member of the NICE Technical Support Unit. She has extensive experience of cross-sector collaboration including as a consultant, providing methodological and strategic advice to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.

Rhiannon teaches on several courses including PM-344 Capstone, and module lead for Data Analysis for Health and Medical Sciences (PMRM02).

Areas Of Expertise

  • Biostatistics
  • Bayesian methods
  • Health Technology Assessment
  • Evidence synthesis
  • Data analysis
  • Analysis of large-scale linked electronic health records
  • Economic evaluation
  • Translation of statistical method

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Rhiannon teaches on undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development courses, with a focus on biostatistics, health technology assessment, health data analysis, and translation of statistical methods in to clinical practice and health policy. Rhiannon is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research Award Highlights Collaborations