Menu

Search

Evangelos Kontopantelis

Evangelos Kontopantelis

Professor in Data Science and Health Services Research, University of Manchester
I am originally from Piraeus, Greece. I completed my bachelor in Statistics in Piraeus and my interest in computer programming led to a scholarship in the National Technical University of Athens, where I completed an MSc and a PhD in computer engineering.

Immediately after this I presented myself for compulsory military service and served 17 months as a reserve officer in the Signals Corps, with a speciality in informatics. I completed my service in Athens, after spending 7 months in the northern city of Alexandroupoli.

After a traumatic telephone interview I was offered a post in Manchester in 2005, to work as a research associate with primary care data, specifically with the Quality Management and Analysis System (QMAS) in the context of an incentivisation programme, the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF). Over the years I have used my computational background to delve deep into the torrent of data that is fast becoming available in health care, especially in UK primary care, and have been using even larger databases with patient level data, like the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD, formerly General Practice Research Datalink or GPRD).

Although I have built a career as a health services researcher supported by a Fellowship from the NIHR School for Primary Care Research and various research grants, I still am a biostatistician and health informatician at heart. This enables me to investigate existing statistical methods, generate new approaches and implement them in advanced statistical software platforms, mainly in Stata.

My methodological interests include computational statistics and simulation approaches, meta-analysis, structural equation modelling, data mining techniques, (interrupted) time-series analyses and validity in large health care databases. You can access Stata commands I have generated by typing net from http://statanalysis.co.uk/ within the Stata environment.

Premier League: how English football's top flight favours London clubs

Mar 25, 2019 13:55 pm UTC| Insights & Views Sports

The English Premier League (EPL) is the most successful football league in the world and one of the most successful sports businesses of any kind. But the benefits may be relatively skewed towards people who live in...

1 

Economy

U.S. Treasuries suffer ahead of Fed Chair Powell, FOMC members’ speeches

The U.S. Treasuries suffered during Mondays afternoon session, ahead of FOMC member Williams speech, due today at 12:50GMT, besides, a host of other speeches, lined up for tomorrow. Also, the countrys retail sales for...

Chinese GDP growth slows further in Q2 2019, PBoC to continue to adopt targeted policy to support growth

Chinese economic growth decelerated in the second quarter of 2019. On a year-on-year basis, the GDP growth eased to 6.2 percent from first quarters 6.4 percent, coming in line with consensus expectations. On a...

UK gilts surge ahead of May labour market data, BoE Governor’s speech

The United Kingdoms gilts surged during European trading session Monday as investors wait to watch the countrys labour market data for the month of May, scheduled to be released on July 16 by 08:30GMT and the Bank of...

German bunds jump ahead of July ZEW economic sentiment data, Eurozone June CPI

The German bunds jumped during European session Monday ahead of the countrys ZEW economic sentiment data for the month of July, scheduled to be released on July 16 by 09:00GMT and eurozones consumer price inflation (CPI)...

China’s June commodities imports show softer tinge amid slowing economic growth fear, says ANZ Research

Chinas commodities imports for June have shown a softer tinge amid slowing economic growth fear. Imports in H1 2019 still signalled firmer demand for some of the commodities. Although Chinese stimulatory measures is...

Politics

Why developing nuclear weapons is an unrealistic option for Australia

In his latest book, strategist and defense analyst Hugh White has gone nuclear, triggering a debate about whether Australia should develop and maintain its own nuclear arsenal. But developing and sustaining modern...

Refundable tax credits would help alleviate poverty

We have entered a new election cycle, and it appears that a discussion about tax policy will consist primarily of bickering and court challenges around the introduction of a carbon tax and the associated Climate Action...

Book reignites rumors of Melania Trump sleeping in a separate bedroom as Donald Trump

The marriage of United States first lady Melania Trump and president Donald Trump has repeatedly been the subject of several articles and stories. Some of them put the first couple in a good light while others spark...

POTUS does not appreciate being called ‘inept’

United States president Donald Trump opens this week by admonishing British ambassador to the U.S. Sir Kim Darroch who apparently described him as clumsy and inept. Trump also made sure to remind the world that he does not...

Are Europe's new leaders up to the job? Brussels appointment process raises serious legitimacy questions

Every six years, in tandem with the European parliamentary election, the EU changes the management of its top jobs. This, in turn, affects the composition of its institutions. The five key places to be filled are the...

Science

Curious Kids: how does electricity work?

Curious Kids is a series for children. If you have a question youd like an expert to answer, send it to [email protected] You might also like the podcast Imagine This, a co-production between ABC KIDS...

How solar heat drives rapid melting of parts of Antarctica's largest ice shelf

The ocean that surrounds Antarctica plays a crucial role in regulating the mass balance of the continents ice cover. We now know that the thinning of ice that affects nearly a quarter of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is...

Neuroscience and artificial intelligence can help improve each other

Despite their names, artificial intelligence technologies and their component systems, such as artificial neural networks, dont have much to do with real brain science. Im a professor of bioengineering and neurosciences...

Footprints on the Moon and cemeteries on Mars: interview with space archaeologist Alice Gorman

Alice Gorman is a space archaeologist working on space junk in Earth orbit, deep space probes, and planetary landing sites. She explores what we can learn from these items and places as material objects, and also their...

The world might be one step closer to finding a cure

Another significant development in the field of HIV cure study was reported recently. For the first time, scientists were able to kill the virus that causes AIDS on living mice by combining the use of CRISPR-Cas9 or CRISPR...

Technology

Sony sets its eyes on hardcore gamers

Sony decided to ditch this years E3 but around the same time. But the company still gained a good command in the gaming news headlines as talk about its next-generation console unofficially dubbed the PlayStation 5 ...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ release date: Lady Gaga might be present in the game

Cyberpunk 2077 is expected to be one emotional journey for players as has been confirmed by lead quest designer Pawel Sasko. But to achieve such impact, the game will also feature heavy violence throughout its...

‘The Last Of Us Part 2’ will likely make an appearance during the next State of Play

The Last Of Us Part 2 made no appearance during this years E3. As such, its release date is still up in the air with February 2020 considered as the most likely time that the sequel will hit the shelves. Details about...

‘GTA 6’ release date: Recent leak likely a fake, Jason Schreier said

Another prediction about GTA 6 specifically its release date has surfaced on the web again. This time, the leak came from market analyst Alex Giaimo whos working for Jefferies. Giaimo contends that GTA 6 is a long way...

‘Black Ops 4’ is currently 50 percent off

Black Ops 4 is bringing in an iconic character of the franchise, none other than Captain Price himself. While Price will be the main protagonist for the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, hes now available to be played...
  • ET PRO
  • Market Data

Market-moving news and views, 24 hours a day >

2019-07-02 15:32:08
0m
2019-07-02 15:32:02
0m
2019-07-02 15:30:39
0m
2019-07-02 15:30:27
0m

July 2 15:00 UTC Released

DKCurrency Reserves

Actual

449.6 Stale

Forecast

Previous

451.7 Stale

July 2 13:45 UTC Released

USISM NY Biz Conditions

Actual

50 %

Forecast

Previous

48.6 %

January 31 00:00 UTC 764645764645m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

January 31 00:00 UTC 764645764645m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

January 22 19:00 UTC 776465776465m

ARTrade Balance

Actual

Forecast

Previous

-1541 %

January 31 00:00 UTC 764645764645m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

January 22 19:00 UTC 776465776465m

ARTrade Balance

Actual

Forecast

Previous

-1541 %

January 31 00:00 UTC 764645764645m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

January 31 00:00 UTC 764645764645m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

January 31 00:00 UTC 764645764645m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

Close

Welcome to EconoTimes

Sign up for daily updates for the most important
stories unfolding in the global economy.