Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Research Fellow



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Rachel was awarded an NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship in 2018 to undertake her PhD at Imperial College London. Her research focuses on the reporting and analysis of adverse events in drug trials and developing statistical methods to better identify adverse drug reactions.


Rachel was awarded an NIHR Research Methods Fellowship to complete her MSc in Medical Statistics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2009. After she graduated in 2010 she spent two years working as a statistician at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London before moving to Singapore to work for an academic clinical research organisation focusing on clinical trials in infectious diseases and mental health. She joined the Division of Health and Social Care Research, King’s College London in August 2015 as a research fellow to work as a clinical trial statistician including both early and later phase trials. During this time she also worked as a general adviser for the NIHR Research Design Service.



Phillips R, Cornelius V, 2020, Understanding current practice, identifying barriers and exploring priorities for Adverse Event analysis in Randomised Controlled Trials: an online, cross-sectional survey of statisticians from academia and industry, Bmj Open, Vol:10, ISSN:2044-6055

Molton JS, Chan M, Kalimuddin S, et al., 2019, Oral vs intravenous antibiotics for patients with klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscess: A randomized, controlled noninferiority study, Clinical Infectious Diseases, ISSN:1058-4838


Phillips R, Cornelius V, Cro S, et al., 2019, The use of visual analytics for clinical trial safety outcomes: a methodological review, 5th International Clinical Trials Methodology Conference, BMC

Phillips R, Cornelius V, Sauzet O, 2019, An evaluation and application of statistical methods designed to analyse adverse event data in RCTs, 5th International Clinical Trials Methodology Conference, BMC

Phillips R, Cornelius V, Sauzet O, 2019, Opportunities and experiences of accessing pharmaceutical individual patient data for statistical research, 5th International Clinical Trials Methodology Conference, BMC

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