Mr Piers Gaunt

Mr Piers Gaunt

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences
Senior Biostatistician

Contact details

Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU)
Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences
University of Birmingham
Vincent Drive
Birmingham, B15 2TT


  • BSc Chem (Hons) 2001 (University of Nottingham)
  • MSc Medical Statistics (University of Leicester)


Piers Gaunt is a Senior Biostatistician within the Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU) in the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, University of Birmingham. He obtained an MSc in Medical Statistics from the University of Leicester prior to joining the CRCTU. He is responsible for the design and analysis of several trials within the CRCTU in various cancer types including soft tissue sarcoma, lung, skin and head and neck.

Piers has a keen interest in efficient clinical trials methodology, encompassing adaptive trial design and, when he has time, statistical programming in Stata. In addition to his trials work Piers participates in teaching a number of statistical Small Group Teaching sessions to Clinical Oncology and Medical students and has also lectured on other courses within the university. He is fully committed to working to improve patient outcomes with an emphasis on survival and quality of life using efficient statistical methodology.

Other activities

Piers was the vice-chair of the local organising committee for the International Society of Clinical Biostatistics conference that was held in Birmingham in August 2016.

He also sits on external Data Monitoring Committees for trials at other trials units.