Programme led by

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 123 St Stephens Green, Dublin 2, Ireland

John Newell

SFI Centre: Insight
UoG - University of Galway

Domain / Application Expertise


John Newell is a Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Galway. His areas of research include the development of classical and computational statistical approaches in the design and analysis of clinical trials, the development of novel analytical approaches in Sports Analytics and tools to translate the results of statistical analyses more effectively to a multidisciplinary audience. He has published over 130 papers (h-index 28, 6680 citations) and has co-authored a text book on Statistics for Sports and Exercise Scientists.

As a PI, Co-PI and collaborator he has attracted funding of over €50,000,000 from Horizon 2020, Science Foundation Ireland and the Health Research Board. His co-authored R package ‘Dynom’ has had over 30,000 downloads to date and the accompanying paper was in the top 10% most cited PLOS ONE papers published in 2019.

Research Keywords
Bioinformatics, Machine Learning, Data Science