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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. During my PhD study, which I defended on July 4th 2016, 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 (Institute of Health and webeing) as a research assistant in statistics and within the Robertson Centre for Biostatistics (University of Glasgow) working with industrial organizations as well as academia. I joined the University of the West of Scotland on 1st March 2017 as teaching fellow in Statistics.

I teach (and design) Statistics courses to students at Bachelor degree up to MSc levels as well as providing analytical support at potgrad level in research projects. Providing SPSS and statistical analysis training workshop is part of my university activity. 

With regards to research, I am the affliate 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. My collaboration with sport scientist and life science team is strong and involved me with a number of research and analytical projects. I am also a STEM ambassador to link schools and universities.

Area of academic expertise - outline

  • Statistical modelling and analysis
  • Statistical programing with R, SAS, SPSS, Minitab
  • Statistics in Medicine and Public Health
  • Clinical Trials
  • Statistical Workshops for non-statisticians using 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
  • 1 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
  • 10 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