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


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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2022.119055

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

Greenwood, D, Taverner, T, Adderley, NJ, Price, M, Gokhale, K, Sainsbury, C, Gallier, S, Welch, C, Sapey, E, Murray, D, Fanning, H, Ball, S, Nirantharakumar, K, Croft, W & Moss, P 2022, 'Machine learning of COVID-19 clinical data identifies population structures with therapeutic potential', iScience. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2022.104480

Lambert, AM, Parretti, HM, Pearce, E, Price, MJ, Riley, M, Ryan, R, Tyldesley-marshall, N, Avşar, TS, Matthewman, G, Lee, A, Ahmed, K, Odland, ML, Correll, CU, Solmi, M & Marshall, T 2022, 'Temporal trends in associations between severe mental illness and risk of cardiovascular disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis', PLoS Medicine, vol. 19, no. 4, e1003960. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1003960

Kanabar, S, Tiwari , A, Soran, V, Balendran, P, Price, M & Turner, A 2022, 'The impact of PD1 and PDL1 immunotherapy on non-small cell lung cancer outcomes: a systematic review', Thorax. https://doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2020-215614

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, e1003543. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1003543

Woolley, K, Bartington, S, Kabera, T, Lao, XQ, Pope, F, Greenfield, S, Price, M & Thomas, GN 2021, 'Comparison of respiratory health impacts associated with wood and charcoal biomass fuels: a population-based analysis of 475,000 children from 30 low- and middle-income countries', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 18, no. 17, 9305. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18179305

Haider, S, Thayakaran, R, Subramanian, A, Toulis, KA, Moore, D, Price, MJ & Nirantharakumar, K 2021, 'Disease burden of diabetes, diabetic retinopathy and their future projections in the UK: cross-sectional analyses of a primary care database', BMJ open, vol. 11, no. 7, e050058. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-050058

Alvarez-Bueno, C, Deeks, J, Cavero-Redondo, I, Jolly, K, Torres-Costoso, AI, Price, M, Fernandez-Rodriguez, R & Martínez-Vizcaíno, V 2021, 'Effect of exercise on motor symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease: a network meta-analysis', Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1519/JPT.0000000000000322

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

Review article

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

Woolley, KE, Dickinson-Craig, E, Lawson, HL, Sheikh, J, Day, R, Pope, FD, Greenfield, SM, Bartington, SE, Warburton, D, Manaseki-Holland, S, Price, MJ, Moore, DJ & Thomas, GN 2022, 'Effectiveness of interventions to reduce household air pollution from solid biomass fuels and improve maternal and child health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis', Indoor Air. https://doi.org/10.1111/ina.12958

Alruqayb, WS, Price, MJ, Paudyal, V & Cox, AR 2021, 'Drug-related problems in hospitalised patients with chronic kidney disease: a systematic review', Drug Safety, vol. 44, no. 10, pp. 1041–1058. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40264-021-01099-3

Ghosh, J, Papadopoulou, A, Devall, AJ, Jeffery, HC, Beeson, LE, Do, V, Price, MJ, Tobias, A, Tunçalp, Ö, Lavelanet, A, Gülmezoglu, AM, Coomarasamy, A & Gallos, ID 2021, 'Methods for managing miscarriage: a network meta-analysis', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol. 2021, no. 6, CD012602. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD012602.pub2

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