Rachael Mountain

I am a Statistics and Epidemiology PhD student in CHICAS supervised by Prof. Jo Knight and Dr Emanuele Giorgi. I am funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) via the North West Social Science Doctorial Training Programme (NWSSDTP). My PhD is in partnership with University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay.

My PhD research focuses on chronic respiratory disease care in the Morecambe Bay area and aims to evaluate the clinical benefits of the Morecambe Bay Respiratory Network (MBRN), a local integrated care service established in 2016. The three main objectives of my research are to develop:

  1. spatiotemporal models for the epidemiology of respiratory disease;
  2. classification algorithms to understand the features of diagnostic quality;
  3. models for predicting how well patients control their symptoms following initial diagnoses.

I hold an MSc in Statistics and a BSc in Mathematics, both from Lancaster University.