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

Dr Malcolm James Price

Institute of Applied Health Research
Lecturer in Biostatistics

Contact details

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

Malcolm Price is a Lecturer in Biostatistics at Institute of Applied Health Research.

Malcolm has a keen interest in tackling important applications in evidence synthesis and decision modelling that require development of new methodology.

He has published over 20 research papers in scientific journals in the fields of statistics, epidemiology, health economics and clinical Sciences. He is co-applicant on grant funding from the National Institute of Health Research, the National institute of Clinical Excellence and the Medical Research Council. He was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship by the Economic and Social Research Council.

He has presented his work at a large number of academic conferences to audiences including statisticians, health economists, epidemiologists, clinicians, and policy makers.


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 and GEC students

Postgraduate supervision

Multi-parameter evidence synthesis


Recent publications


Cavero-Redondo, I, Deeks, JJ, Alvarez-Bueno, C, Jolly, K, Saz-Lara, A, Price, M, Pascual-Morena, C & Martínez-Vizcaíno, V 2021, 'Comparative effect of physical exercise versus statins on improving arterial stiffness in patients with high cardiometabolic risk: A network meta-analysis', PLoS Medicine, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. e1003543. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1003543

Alzahrani, ASS, Price, M, Greenfield, S & Paudyal, V 2021, 'Global prevalence and types of complementary and alternative medicines use amongst adults with diabetes: systematic review and meta-analysis', European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00228-021-03097-x

Deeks, J, Dinnes, J, Takwoingi, Y, Davenport, C, Spijker, R, Taylor-Phillips, S, Adriano, A, Beese, S, Dretzke, J, Ferrante di Ruffano, L, Harris, I, Price, M, Dittrich, S, Emperador, D, Hooft, L, Leeflang, MMG, Van De Bruel, A, McInnes, MDF, Stuyf, T, Domen, J, Horn, S, Yang, B, Langendam, M, Ochodo, E, Guleid, F, Holtman, G, Verbakel, J, Wang, J, Stegeman, I, Salameh , JP, McGrath , TA, van der Pol , CB, Frank , RA, Prager , R, Hare , SS, Dennie , C, Jenniskens, K, Korevaar , DA, Cohen , JF, van de Wijgert, J, Damen , JAAG, Agarwal, R, Baldwin, S, Berhane, S, Herd, C, Kristunas, C, Quinn, L & Scholefield, B 2020, 'Antibody tests for identification of current and past infection with SARS-CoV-2', Cochrane Library, vol. 2020, no. 6, CD013652. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD013652

Woolley, K, Bartington, S, Pope, F, Price, M, Thomas, GN & Kabera, T 2020, 'Biomass cooking carbon monoxide levels in commercial canteens in Kigali, Rwanda', Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/19338244.2020.1761279

Jones, R, MacCabe, J, Liu, X, Price, M & Upthegrove, R 2020, 'Effect of age on the relative efficacy of clozapine in schizophrenia', Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. https://doi.org/10.1111/acps.13156

Garstang, J, Debelle, G, Anand, I, Armstrong, J, Botcher, E, Chaplin, H, Hallett, N, Morgans, C, Price, M, Tan, EEH, Tudor, E & Taylor, J 2020, 'Effect of covid-19 lockdown on child protection medical assessments: a retrospective observational study in Birmingham, UK', BMJ open, vol. 10, no. 9, e042867. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-042867

Wang, J, Shen, S, Price, M, Lu, J, Sumilo, D, Kuang, Y, Manolopoulos, K, Xia, H, Qiu, X, Cheng, KK & Nirantharakumar, K 2020, 'Glucose, insulin, and lipids in cord blood of neonates and their association with birthweight: differential metabolic risk of large-for-gestational-age and small-for-gestational-age babies', The Journal of pediatrics.

McEwen-Smith, L, Price, MJ, Fleming, G, Swanwick, T, Hirsch, C, Yahyouche, A, Ward, J, Buckley, S & Paudyal, V 2020, 'How do pharmacy students select their pre-registration training providers? A mixed methods evaluation of the national recruitment scheme in England and Wales', International Journal of Pharmacy Practice. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijpp.12609

Taylor-Phillips, S, Berhane, S, Sitch, A, Freeman, K, Price, M, Davenport, C, Geppert, J, Harris, I, Osokogu, O, Skrybant, M & Deeks, J 2020, 'Information given by websites selling home self-sampling COVID-19 tests: an analysis of accuracy and completeness', BMJ open, vol. 10, no. 11, e042453. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-042453

Humphries, C, Jaganathan, S, Panniyammakal, J, Singh, S, Dorairaj, P, Price, M, Gill, P, Greenfield, S, Lilford, R & Manaseki-Holland, S 2020, 'Investigating discharge communication for chronic disease patients in three hospitals in India', PLoS ONE, vol. 15, no. 4, e0230438. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0230438

Lewis, JEA, White, PJ & Price, M 2020, 'Per-partnership transmission probabilities for Chlamydia trachomatis infection: evidence synthesis of population-based survey data', International Journal of Epidemiology. https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyaa202

Cochrane COVID-19 Diagnostic Test Accuracy Group, Dinnes, J, Deeks, J, Adriano, A, Berhane, S, Davenport, C, Dittrich, S, Emperador, D, Takwoingi, Y, Cunningham , J, Beese, S, Dretzke, J, Ferrante di Ruffano, L, Harris, I, Price, M, Taylor-Phillips, S, Hooft, L, Leeflang, MMG, Spijker, R & Van De Bruel, A 2020, 'Rapid, point-of-care antigen and molecular-based tests for diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection (Review)', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, no. 8, CD013705. https://doi.org/DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD013705.

Price, M, Blake , H, Kenyon, S, White, IR, Jackson, D, Kirkham, JJ, Neilson, J, Deeks, J & Riley, RD 2019, 'Empirical comparison of univariate and multivariate meta-analyses in Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth reviews with multiple binary outcomes', Research Synthesis Methods, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 440-451. https://doi.org/10.1002/jrsm.1353

Review article

Cochrane COVID-19 Diagnostic Test Accuracy Group 2021, 'Rapid, point-of-care antigen and molecular-based tests for diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol. 2021, no. 3, CD013705. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD013705.pub2

Parry-Smith, W, Papadopoulou, A, Thomas, E, Tobias Garces, A, Price, M, Meher, S, Alfirevic, Z, Weeks, A, Hofmeyr, GJ, Gulmezoglu, AM, Widmer, M, Oladapo, OT, Vogel, JP, Althabe , F, Coomarasamy, A & Gallos, I 2020, 'Uterotonic agents for first-line treatment of postpartum haemorrhage: a network meta-analysis', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol. 2020, no. 11, CD012754. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD012754.pub2

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