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Prof. Jenny Barrett University of Leeds, UK

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Jenny Barrett is Professor of Statistical Genetics in the School of Medicine at the University of Leeds, UK. She has led a statistical research group at the University since 2000, after previous academic posts at the University of Manchester and an earlier spell at Leeds. After completing an undergraduate degree... read morein Mathematics and Philosophy at the University of Oxford she worked for a number of years in secondary and adult education, studying for an MSc and PhD in statistics at the University of Sheffield a number of years later. She has a broad interest in biostatistics, but most of her research is in statistical genetics. She has worked on the genetic epidemiology of numerous complex diseases, including various cancers (primarily melanoma) and musculoskeletal disease (primarily rheumatoid arthritis) and is active in a number of national and international consortia. She is currently a member of the board of directors of the International Genetic Epidemiology Society and is a Section Editor in Statistical Genetics for the European Journal of Human Genetics.