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Catharine Porter

Dr Catharine Porter

Research Associate - Statistics

School of Medicine

Neuadd Meirionnydd, Room 514, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4YS


I am a Research Associate in Statistics in the Centre for Trials Research at Cardiff University where I have worked since September 2014. My main areas of interest are solid tumour and haematology trials. I have previously worked for many years as a Data Manager in Clinical Haematology and have extensive experience of Haematology Clinical trials.

I am a PhD in Biochemistry (University of Birmingham) and Master in Public Health (Cardiff University).










My research interests are clinical trials in oncology, both solid tumours and haematology. 

As a trial statistician I am involved in clinical trials from trial design through to final analysis and publication, producing interim analysis for data monitoring committees and central monitoring of data.

I am currently working on Phase 1-3 trials in acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, anal cancer, pleural mesothelioma, lung cancer, oesophageal cancer and endometrial cancer.

I am also involved as an Independent member on Data Monitoring Committees.


Education and Qualifications

  • 2014: Masters In Public Health, Cardiff University, UK
  • 1989: PhD (Biochemistry), Birmingham University, UK
  • 1985: BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia

Career overview

  • January 2019 to present: Research Associate (Statistics), Centre for Trials Research, Cardiff University
  • October 2017-January 2019: Acting Research Associate (Statistics), Centre for Trials Research, Cardiff University
  • 2014-October 2017: Research Assistant (Statistics), Wales Cancer Trials Unit, Cardiff University
  • 2001-2005: Data Coordinator, Clinical Haematology and Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, University Hospital Birmingham
  • 1998-2001: Data Manager, Clinical Haematology and Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

Academic positions

  • 1989-1993: Post-doctoral Research Fellow, School of Biological Sciences, Birmingham University