Dr Mavuto Mukaka

Dr Mavuto Mukaka

Podcast interview

Mavuto Mukaka tells us about the use of statistics for medical studies and how his work impacts clinical trials.

Mavuto Mukaka

Head of Statistics

Clinical Trials Support Group

I am the Head of Statistics in the Oxford University Clinical Trials Support Group (CTSG) based in Thailand at the Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU).  My role includes coordinating statisticians within my team; advising researchers in the design of the different types of studies that includes determining the appropriate sample sizes needed to answer research hypotheses; writing statistical sections of the study protocols; reviewing methodological aspects of study protocols; data analysis; providing statistical clinics to researchers; co-authoring on manuscripts; co-supervision of PhD students; provision of statistical training to researchers in Oxford Units, and sitting on Data and Safety Monitoring Boards (DSMBs) both as a study statistician for MORU studies as well as a DSMB Statistician for studies from the other units. In addition, I am an active researcher in statistical methodology for medical research studies, and I also teach Biostatistics.