Local Analysts Set to Gain New Skills from the BLG Data Research Centre

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Local Analysts Set to Gain New Skills from the BLG Data Research Centre

A group of employees from two local NHS Foundation Trusts will be taking part in a bespoke training course being run by the Business and Local Government Data Research Centre based at the University of Essex this April. The sessions are set to improve the statistical skills set of the delegates allowing them to use the knowledge gained in their work.

Presented by experts from the Centre and the University of Essex, who use the latest data analytics tools and techniques in their research and work, the sessions focus on teaching delegates how to use both R and predictive analytics.

The training course will feature practical elements allowing delegates to get hands-on with the programming language R and R Studio. Richard Skeggs, tutor for R has a technical background having worked within systems administration, database programming and web based application development for many years. Delegates will have access to Richard’s expertise throughout the training, allowing them to get the most out of the session.

Dr Aris Perpergolou, tutor for predictive modelling has a particular interest in Survival Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Smoothing, Clinical Trials, Medical Statistics and Data Analysis and Data Visualisation. These interests provide a wide and varied set of expertise that will be useful both in this session and in potential follow on sessions.

Richard Skeggs says, “The bespoke sessions are a great opportunity for delegates to get hands-on training on topics that will entirely relate to their current work. The hands-on aspect allows delegates to get experience using the software and ask questions as and when they arise.”

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