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, 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

Alruqayb, WS, Price, MJ, Paudyal, V & Cox, AR 2021, 'Drug-related problems in hospitalised patients with chronic kidney disease: a systematic review', Drug Safety. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40264-021-01099-3

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

Devall, A, Papadopoulou, A, Podesek, M, Haas , DM, Price, MJ, Coomarasamy, A & Gallos, I 2021, 'Progestogens for preventing miscarriage: a network meta-analysis (Review)', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol. 2021, no. 4, CD013792. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD013792.pub2

Singh, P, Adderley, N, Hazlehurst, J, Price, M, Tahrani, A, Nirantharakumar, K & Bellary, S 2021, 'Prognostic models for predicting remission of diabetes following bariatric surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis', Diabetes Care.

Melo, P, Chung, Y, Pickering, O, Price, M, Fishel, S, Khairy, M, Kingsland, C, Lowe, P, Petsas, G, Rajkhowa, M, Sephton, V, Tozer, A, Wood, S, Labarta, E, Wilcox, M, Devall, A, Gallos, I & Coomarasamy, A 2021, 'Serum luteal phase progesterone in women undergoing frozen embryo transfer in assisted conception: a systematic review and meta-analysis', Fertility and Sterility. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fertnstert.2021.07.002

Wilson, A, Hodgetts-Morton, VA, Marson, EJ, Markland, AD, Larkai, E, Papadopoulou, A, Coomarasamy, A, Tobias, A, Chou, D, Oladapo, OT, Price, MJ, Morris, K & Gallos, ID 2021, 'Tocolytics for delaying preterm birth: a network meta-analysis', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol. 2021, no. 4, CD014978. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD014978

Davis, GS, Horner, PJ, Price, M, Mitchell, HD & Soldan, K 2021, 'What do diagnoses of pelvic inflammatory disease in specialist sexual health services in England tell us about chlamydia control?', The Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 224, no. Supplement 2, pp. S113–S120. <http://10.1093/infdis/jiab175>

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

Review article

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

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

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