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Bio-statistician, Lecturer in Statistics in the University of the West of Scotland, Research Groups: BREATH (COPD) , Bariatric and Metabolic Department (University Hospital Ayr), Sport Science (UWS)

Having a degree in Statistics (BSc honours 2.1) and MSc in Bio-statistics in 2007 from Tehran University of Medical Science, I completed a degree in MRes working on ‘Modelling and predicting patient recruitment in multi-centre clinical trials’ in the University of Glasgow in September 2011. I then started my PhD study in October 2011, funded by the University of Strathclyde and MASTS, working within the Marine Population-modelling Group in the University of Strathclyde. I developed a new length-based model in fisheries population dynamics using survey data from International Bottom Trawl Survey (IBTS) and total landed biomass from commercial landings.

I have worked in the University of Glasgow in Institute of Health and wellbeing and the Robertson Centre for Biostatistics working with industrial organizations as well as academia. I joined the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) on 1st March 2017.

Some of my responsibilities in UWS include teaching Statistics courses to students in all levels from Bachelor degree up to MSc levels, providing statistical and analytical support to student and staff, running Statistical software training workshops, designing and developing programmes, nodules and course materials, post-graduate supervision, conducting high quality research and collaborations (BREATH, Bariatric, Sport Science, Mathematics), STEM and public engagements.

I am the affiliate Statistician in the multi-centre research study funded by EU INTERREG to help address the cause, treatment and potential prevention of COPD along with BREATH (Border and Regions Airway Training Hub) project, which requires working with big NHS data, advanced programing and analysis. I also have the pleasure of  collaborating with the Bariatric & Metabolic Research Team in the University Hospital Ayr in developing public health for patients with high BMI and metabolic problems. My collaboration with sport scientist and life science team is strong and engaged in a number of research and analytical projects.

Area of academic expertise - outline

  • Study Design
  • Statistical modelling
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Statistical consultancy
  • Statistical programing with R, SAS, SPSS, Minitab, Graphpad
  • Statistics in Medicine and Public Health
  • Clinical Trials
  • Statistics and software training Workshops (SPSS and R)



  • L Education (General)
  • SPSS
  • R
  • Statistics courses
  • Postgraduate projects
  • Analytical consultancy
  • Q Science (General)
  • Statistical analysis
  • Statistical Modelling
  • Statistical Consultancy
  • Data collection
  • Statistical Programing
  • Sample size
  • Power calculation
  • Clinical trials
  • Public Health
  • Medical statistics

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Research Output

  • 8 Article
  • 2 Meeting Abstract
  • 1 Commissioned report
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis

Effectiveness of community-links practitioners in areas of high socioeconomic deprivation

Mercer, S., Fitzpatrick, B., Grant, L., Chng, N. R., McConnachie, A., Bakhshi, A., James-Rae, G., O’Donnell, C. A. & Wyke, S., 13 Nov 2019, In : Annals of Family Medicine. 17, 6, p. 518-525 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    2 Downloads (Pure)

    Effectiveness of primary-care based community-links practitioners in areas of high socioeconomic deprivation

    Wyke, S., Fitzpatrick, B., Grant, L., Chng, N. R., McConachie, A., Bakhshi, A., James-Rae, G., O'Donnell, C. & Mercer, S., 3 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 73, Supplement 1, p. A35-A36 2 p., OP72.

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting Abstract

    Multimorbidity and socioeconomic deprivation in primary care consultations

    Mercer, S. W., Zhou, Y., Humphris, G. M., McConnachie, A., Bakhshi, A., Bikker, A., Higgins, M., Little, P., Fitzpatrick, B. & Watt, G. C. M., 31 Mar 2018, In : The Annals of Family Medicine. 16, 2, p. 127-131 5 p., 16.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 11 Citations (Scopus)

    Working Health Services Scotland: a 4-year evaluation

    Demou, E., Hanson, M., Bakhshi, A., Kennedy, M. & MacDonald, E. B., 16 Feb 2018, In : OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE. 68, 1, p. 38-45 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
  • Activities

    • 2 Other
    • 1 Participation in conference
    • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
    • 1 Types of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

    STEM Mathematics and Statistics Workshop

    Andisheh Bakhshi (Speaker), & Alan Walker (Speaker)

    19 Sep 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Meeting with BREATH partners for Queen's University Belfast

    John Lockhart (Host), , Anne Crilly (Participant), , Gary Litherland (Participant), , Andrew MacKenzie (Participant), , Lorraine Martin (Visitor), , Iain McLellan (Participant), & Andisheh Bakhshi (Participant)

    27 Feb 2018

    Activity: Other

    BREATH Annual Conference

    John Lockhart (Invited speaker), , Gary Litherland (Invited speaker), , Anne Crilly (Invited speaker), , Andrew MacKenzie (Invited speaker), , Iain McLellan (Invited speaker), , Andisheh Bakhshi (Invited speaker), , Mark Thomas (Invited speaker), , Mariarca Bailo (Invited speaker), , Kimberly Black (Invited speaker), & Kirsty McCallum (Invited speaker)

    19 Jun 201820 Jun 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    UWS COPD Minisymposium

    John Lockhart (Host), , Gary Litherland (Speaker), , Anne Crilly (Participant), , Marija Stankovic (Speaker), , Andrew MacKenzie (Participant), , Andisheh Bakhshi (Participant), , William R. Ferrell (Participant), , Charles McSharry (Participant), , Caroline Sime (Participant), , Iain McLellan (Participant), , Kevin Rooney (Participant), , Kirsty McCallum (Speaker), , Kimberly Black (Speaker), , Mark Thomas (Speaker), , Mariarca Bailo (Speaker), & Fawziye Tarhini (Speaker)

    26 Jan 2018

    Activity: Other

    Developing the Young Workforce

    Kenneth Nisbet (Speaker), & Andisheh Bakhshi (Speaker)

    7 Nov 2018

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar