University of Leeds

Jenny is an associate professor of Medical Statistics at the University of Leeds. Before this she worked at the University of Sheffield for nearly 20 years and prior to that, at the London School of Hygiene. She has been an academic statistician for almost all of her career, with the exception of time out to study for a degree in Embroidery at Manchester Metropolitan University.

She graduated with a BSc in Economics (Statistics) from the London School of Economics, and an MSc in Medical Statistics from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. For her PhD she constructed the 1990 child growth reference centiles for UK children. She has received several awards for her teaching, including two Senate Awards from the University of Sheffield and the Keith Boddy Prize from the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine for the best educational article in their Journal, SCOPE.