About the faculty

Paul Dickman
is Professor of Biostatistics at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Karolinska Institutet. He conducts research in epidemiology and biostatistics with a focus on cancer epidemiology and register-based epidemiology. Professor Dickman has long been interested in the analysis of cancer patient survival, the topic of his 1997 doctoral thesis where he studied with Professor Timo Hakulinen. His primary interests lie in statistical methods for estimating and modelling relative survival. He has published widely in the field of cancer patient survival, is a coauthor of the Stata strs command for estimating and modelling relative survival, and taught courses in cancer survival analysis in eight different countries.


Paul Lambert is Professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Leicester. Paul currently is seconded (30% FTE) to the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Karolinska Institutet. Paul's main research interest has been in developing methods for modelling relative survival. In particular modelling time-dependent covariate effects, incorporating period analysis in statistical models, and the estimation and modelling of 'cure' in population-based cancer studies. He is particularly keen on the use of flexible parametric survival models for both standard and relative survival. These offer a number of advantages in terms of communication of results, for example quantifying absolute levels of risk as well as relative risk. He has developed software in Stata to fit cure models for relative survival (strsmix and strsnmix) and also flexible parametric models (stpm2). Paul is coauthor of the book Flexible Parametric Survival Analysis Using Stata: Beyond the Cox Model.


Teaching assistants

To be announced.