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Wolfson Institute of Population Health

Jonathan Bestwick

Lecturer in Medical Statistics, Preventive Neurology Unit

Telephone: Tel: +44 (0) 20 7882 6283


I am a Lecturer in Medical Statistics with a particular interest in medical screening. I studied mathematics and statistics at Imperial College, London (1999-2002) and medical statistics at the University of Leicester (2002-2003) With colleagues I am involved in research on antenatal screening for Down’s syndrome, trisomy 18, trisomy 13 and pre-eclampsia. I am also involved in research on screening children and their parents for familial hypercholesterolemia. 
Recently, with colleagues within Queen Mary and colleagues at UCL, including Dr. Alastair Noyce, I have been participating in research on Parkinson’s disease which includes the Predict-PD project. This project aims to identify people at higher risk of Parkinson’s disease based on a systematic review of known risk factors and early non-motor features of Parkinson’s disease. I also contribute to the teaching of Public Health to medical students.


Research Interests:

  • Study of child-parent screening for familial hypercholesterolaemia
  • Automated text messaging trial to improve the use of medication
  • Journal of Medical Screening
  • Trial of text message reminders on drug adherence
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