Dr Malcolm James Price BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD

Dr Malcolm Price

Institute of Applied Health Research
Associate Professor of Biostatistics

Contact details

Institute of Applied Health Research
Public Health Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Malcolm Price is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics in the Biostatistics, Evidence Synthesis and Modelling (BESTEAM), and Health Informatics research groups in the Institute of Applied Health Research.  He is also a member of the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Global Women’s Health.

Malcolm trained as a medical statistician and has extensive experience of collaborating on projects in a broad range of clinical areas. He has a keen interest in tackling challenging and important applications in medical statistics, epidemiology and decision modelling that require development of new methodology.

Malcom has published over 100 research papers in the fields of statistics, epidemiology, health economics, psychology, and clinical sciences. He has been either principal or co-investigator on over a dozen grants from funders such as the National Institute of Health Research, (NIHR) and the Medical Research Council (MRC). He was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Malcolm has presented his work at numerous academic conferences to audiences including statisticians, health economists, epidemiologists, clinicians and policy makers. He has attended policy meetings by invitation for organisations, such as the World Health Organisation, the US Centres for Disease Control and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.


Lecturer in Biostatistics.

  • PhD entitled “Estimation of Markov models for decision analysis”. University of Bristol, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry 2009,
  • MSc in Applied Statistics, (Distinction) Sheffield Hallam University, 2006
  • BSc (Hons) in Maths, Stats and Computing, (First) Liverpool John Moores University, 2000


Malcolm teaches on several courses in the Masters of Public Health (MPH) program:

  • Epidemiology, Statistics and Research Methods (ESRM)
  • Practical Epidemiology and Statistics (PEAS)
  • Epidemiology Statistics and Research Methods Advanced Statistics
  • Systematic reviews and evidence synthesis

Malcolm is the statistics module lead for ESRM, module lead for Advanced statistics and deputy module lead for PEAS.

He teaches statistics to medical MBChB students

Postgraduate supervision

Multi-parameter evidence synthesis


Recent publications


Ralapanawe, MSB, Gajaweera, SL, Karunaratne, N, Dissnayake, VHW, Price, MJ, Melo, P, Coomarasamy, A & Gallos, ID 2023, 'A comprehensive analysis of chromosomal polymorphic variants on reproductive outcomes after intracytoplasmic sperm injection treatment', Scientific Reports, vol. 13, no. 1, 1319. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-28552-w

Beese, S, Saygin Avsar, T, Price, M, Quinn, D, Lim, HS, Dretzke, J, Okeke Ogwulu, D, Barton, P, Jackson, L & Moore, D 2023, 'Clinical and Cost-effectiveness of Left Ventricular Assist Devices as Destination Therapy for Advanced Heart Failure: Systematic Review and Economic Evaluation', Health Technology Assessment.

Paudyal, V, Vohra, N, Price, M, Jalal, Z & Saunders, K 2023, 'Key causes and long-term trends related to emergency department and inpatient hospital admissions of homeless persons in England', International Journal of Emergency Medicine, vol. 16, no. 1, 48. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12245-023-00526-9

Devall, AJ, Easter, CL, Price, MJ, Islam, MA & Coomarasamy, A 2023, 'Objective Measurement of Blood Loss following Vaginal Delivery in a UK Hospital', Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 50, no. 11, 236. https://doi.org/10.31083/j.ceog5011236

Global - CLEAR 2022, 'Association of household cooking location behaviour with acute respiratory infections among children aged under five years; a cross sectional analysis of 30 Sub-Saharan African demographic and health surveys', Atmospheric Environment, vol. 276, 119055. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2022.119055

Wang, J, Kuang, Y, Shen, S, Price, MJ, Lu, J, Sattar, N, He, J, Pittavino, M, Xia, H, Thomas, GN, Qiu, X, Cheng, KK & Nirantharakumar, K 2022, 'Association of maternal lipid levels with birth weight and cord blood insulin: a Bayesian network analysis', BMJ open, vol. 12, no. 12, e064122. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2022-064122

Ralapanawe, MSB, Gajaweera, SL, Karunaratne, N, Price, MJ, Melo, P, Coomarasamy, A & Gallos, I 2022, 'Chromosomal polymorphisms in assisted reproduction: an analysis of 942 cycles', Reproduction and Fertility , vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 133-139. https://doi.org/10.1530/RAF-21-0116

Woolley, KE, Bartington, SE, Pope, FD, Greenfield, SM, Tusting, LS, Price, MJ & Thomas, GN 2022, 'Cooking outdoors or with cleaner fuels does not increase malarial risk in children under 5 years: a cross-sectional study of 17 sub-Saharan African countries', Malaria Journal, vol. 21, no. 1, 133. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12936-022-04152-3

Adderley, N, Taverner, T, Price, M, Sainsbury, C, Greenwood, D, Chandan, J, Takwoingi, Y, Haniffa, R, Hosier , I, Welch, C, Parekh, D, Gallier, S, Gokhale, K, Denniston, A, Sapey, E & Nirantharakumar, K 2022, 'Development and external validation of prognostic models for COVID-19 to support risk stratification in secondary care', BMJ open, vol. 12, no. 1, e049506. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-049506


Ralapanawe, MSB, Gajaweera, SL, Karunaratne, N, Dissanayake, VHW, Price, MJ, Melo, P, Coomarasamy, A & Gallos, ID 2023, 'Author Correction: A comprehensive analysis of chromosomal polymorphic variants on reproductive outcomes after intracytoplasmic sperm injection treatment', Scientific Reports, vol. 13, no. 1. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-36732-x


Melo, P, Wood, S, Petsas, G, Chung, Y, Gorodeckaja, J, Price, MJ & Coomarasamy, A 2023, 'Reply to: 'Hiding in plain sight' and 'Caution is needed when communicating analyses based on an apple to orange comparison'', Human reproduction open, vol. 2023, no. 3, hoad017. https://doi.org/10.1093/hropen/hoad017


Subramanian, A, Nirantharakumar, K, Hughes, S, Myles, P, Williams, T, Gokhale, K, Taverner, T, Chandan, J, Brown, K, Simms-Williams, N, Shah, A, Singh, M, Kidy, F, Okoth, K, Hotham, R, Bashir, N, Cockburn, N, Lee, S, Turner, G, Gkoutos, G, Aiyegbusi, OL, McMullan, C, Denniston, A, Sapey, E, Lord, J, Wraith, D, Leggett, E, Iles, C, Marshall, T, Price, M, Marwaha, S, Davies, EH, Jackson, L, Camaradou, J, Calvert, M & Haroon, S 2022 'Assessment of 115 symptoms for Long COVID (post-COVID-19 condition) and their risk factors in non-hospitalised individuals: a retrospective matched cohort study in UK primary care' Research Square. https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-1343889/v1

Review article

König, C, Mann, A, McFarlane, R, Marriott, J, Price, M & Ramachandran, S 2023, 'Age and the Residual Risk of Cardiovascular Disease following Low Density Lipoprotein-Cholesterol Exposure', Biomedicines, vol. 11, no. 12, 3208. https://doi.org/10.3390/biomedicines11123208

Naseralallah, L, Stewart, D, Price, M & Paudyal, V 2023, 'Prevalence, contributing factors, and interventions to reduce medication errors in outpatient and ambulatory settings: a systematic review', International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, vol. 45, no. 6, pp. 1359-1377. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11096-023-01626-5

Narendran, P, Tomlinson, C, Beese, S, Sharma, P, Harris, I, Adriano, A, Maggs, F, Burrows, M, Nirantharakumar, K, Thomas, N, Price, MJ, Andrews, RC & Moore, DJ 2022, 'A systematic review and meta-analysis of interventions to preserve insulin-secreting β-cell function in people newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes: results from intervention studies aimed at improving glucose control', Diabetic Medicine, vol. 39, no. 1, e14730. https://doi.org/10.1111/dme.14730

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