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

Dr Malcolm 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 the 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, (NIHR) the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the Medical Research Council (MRC). He was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

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 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. <https://www.journalslibrary.nihr.ac.uk/hta/#/>

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

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

Jones, R, Upthegrove, R, Price, M, Pritchard, M, Chandan, J, Legge , S & MacCabe, J 2022, 'Duration of prior psychotic illness and clozapine response: a retrospective observational study using electronic health records', Therapeutic advances in psychopharmacology, vol. 12, pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1177/20451253221103353

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, vol. 25, no. 7, 104480. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2022.104480


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


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

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, vol. 32, no. 1, e12958. https://doi.org/10.1111/ina.12958

Vohra, N, Paudyal, V & Price, M 2022, 'Homelessness and the use of Emergency Department as a source of healthcare: a systematic review', International Journal of Emergency Medicine, vol. 15, no. 1, 32. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12245-022-00435-3

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