Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Clinical Trials Statistician



+44 (0)20 7594 1747j.elkes Website




Stadium HouseWhite City Campus





I am a clinical trial statistician at Imperial. I have an interest in digital health interventions and their evaluation. I am currently collaborating with my mhealth on trials in chronic diseases and the use of a smartphone app to improve self-management. Around my role as a statistician I'm a mental health first aider for Imperial, and I am involved in the community at Imperial Clinical Trials Unit (ICTU), having given talks such as the “Stress Buster” session during Mental Health Awareness week.

As an RDS General Advisor, I work closely and collaboratively with other experienced research advisors both internally at Imperial and across the four partner institutions ( ). I support and advise investigators who are submitting applications for peer-reviewed funding streams for a broad range of health service research. Including providing written and oral advice on aspects such as the research design, funding stream and statistical aspects of the application.

Before joining ICTU, I received my BSc in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Brighton. I have worked as a database administrator prior to completing an MSc in Medical Statistics from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In my previous clinical trial experience, I worked at IQVIA in their biostatistics department for 18 months, where he has worked on phase I, II and IV trials. With experience writing study SAP and shells in a variety of studies. In addition to this, I have learnt how to write dataset specifications for both SDTM and ADaM CDISC implementation. Therapeutic areas in which he has experience includes respiratory, rheumatology, oncology.

Around working as a biostatistician at IQVIA, I was also involved in the fundraising committee, an editor for the monthly office-wide newsletter, and was a mental health first aider for the office.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Sin J, Elkes J, Batchelor R, et al., 2021, Mental health and caregiving experiences of family carers supporting people with psychosis, Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, Vol:30, ISSN:2045-7979, Pages:1-9

North M, Bourne S, Green B, et al., 2020, A randomised controlled feasibility trial of E-health application supported care vs usual care after exacerbation of COPD: The RESCUE trial, Npj Digital Medicine, Vol:3, ISSN:2398-6352, Pages:1-8

Crooks M, Elkes J, Storrar W, et al., 2020, Evidence generation for the clinical impact of myCOPD in patients with mild, moderate and newly diagnosed COPD: a randomised controlled trial, Erj Open Research, Vol:6, ISSN:2312-0541, Pages:1-10

Sin J, Henderson C, Cornelius V, et al., 2020, COPe-support-a multi-component digital intervention for family carers for people affected by psychosis: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial, BMC Psychiatry, Vol:20, ISSN:1471-244X, Pages:1-14

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