Bethany Hillier completed a BSc in Mathematics at the University of Birmingham in 2019. In her final year, she took a Medical Statistics module which served as a catalyst for her interest in a career in biostatistics. She then enjoyed an internship at CRCTU, which allowed her to see the day-to-day work lives and tasks of clinical trials statisticians. Subsequently, she decided to read a MSc in Medical Statistics at the University of Leicester, from 2021.
Bethany’s MSc studies are due to finish in September 2022. She was awarded an NIHR Pre-Doctoral Fellowship to fund her studies and to support her early-career professional development. Her MSc summer project involves predictive modelling to predict patient-reported outcomes from data routinely collected in primary care, and to validate the models used. The study involves patients screened and recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Leicester.
Bethany looks forward to starting full-time work, after the MSc, under the supervision of Professor Yemisi Takwoingi, TERG and the BESaTE team. She hopes to develop her skills by learning from the team’s expertise.