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Tracy Pellatt-Higgins BSc, MSc, Dip Couns, Dip BWY

Senior Research Fellow and NIHR RDS SE Research Adviser

 

 

I am a Research Fellow at CHSS at the University of Kent with 26 years’ experience working in pharmaceutical and applied health research. 

I am currently collaborating with colleagues from East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust and Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit on the eGFR-C project. The aims of the research are to evaluate glomerular filtration rate (GFR) estimating equations in assessing and monitoring measured GFR in people with stage 3 chronic kidney disease (CKD) over three years.

I am an experienced Statistician, with particular expertise in optimal trial design, adaptive design, mathematical modelling and simulation, and model-based meta-analysis.  During the last 30 years, I’ve accumulated wide ranging inter-disciplinary research experience in relation to the application of Statistics in the design and analysis of pharmaceutical and applied health research. I am also a complementary therapist, Integrative Counsellor and BWY Yoga teacher. My research interests include mental health, mindfulness, complementary therapies and holistic healthcare.

I joined the University of Kent in June 2010. I previously worked as a Pharmacometrician at Pfizer (2002-2010), and at Covance Clinical Research Organisation (1987-2002) where I served as Head of the Department of Statistics and SAS Programming from 1992 onwards. Whilst working at Covance, I also served as Head of the Data Management Department for one year.

I completed my BSc in Applied Statistics at Sheffield in 1987, my MSc in Medical Statistics at the University of Leicester in 1999 (Awarded Distinction), and my Diploma in Counselling at the University of Kent 2013.

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Applied health research, statistics, trial design, mathematical modelling and simulation, model-based meta-analysis, mental health, mindfulness

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My motivation for mentoring

I am enthusiastic and have a genuine interest in other people’s work and research. For me success is about finding inspiration and motivation in my work, aligning with values and interests, and I enjoy helping others to flourish and develop.

My mentoring style

My mentoring style is person-centred and enabling, working with what the mentee brings and their agenda. I am a good listener and practical and grounded, acting as a sounding board and asking questions to prompt new ideas and perspectives. I can support mentees in working through challenges and in problem-solving, helping them to take steps towards fulfilling their goals.

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Last Updated: 16/10/2020