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GSLS Biostatistics Initiative


The Graduate School of Life Sciences (GSLS) Biostatistics Initiative is a joint initiaitve, between the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Clinical Medicine, that provides biostatistical training, lecturing opportunities and support services to graduate students and research staff.

Our Goals

  • to provide a coordinated programme of high-quality biostatistics training courses that addresses the needs of the life sciences research community 
  • to provide biostatistical lecturing training and opportunities for postdoctoral researchers
  • to develop and sustain a biostatistics support network for life sciences researchers.


Dr Matt Castle

Matt established the GSLS Biostatistics Initiative in 2018 and currently leads the development and implementation of its training programmes and services within the University. He has a PhD in mathematical epidemiology and spent a number of years as a post-doctoral researcher working with governments and NGOs on disease control strategies as well as teaching on and developing material for a wide range of undergraduate and graduates courses. Matt also works with the Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning to support early career academics and researchers develop their pedagogical understanding and teaching skills as part of the Teaching Associates' Programme (TAP) and the Pathways to Higher Education Practice (PHEP).