Consultant Profile

David Boniface

Areas of Consultancy:
Censuses and surveys
Clinical trials
Design and analysis of experiments
Exploratory data analysis
GLMs and other non-linear models
Multivariate analysis
Non-parametric statistics
Statistical inference
Survival analysis

Region of consultancy:


I am a semi-retired statistician with 30 years experience of statistical work as a university lecturer and researcher experienced in a range of statistical techniques. In addition I have worked as an independent consultant for many organisations.


I studied mathematics and physics at the University of Edinburgh and obtained masters degrees in statistics at L.S.E. and in psychology at the I.o.E. I have Chartered Statistician status from the Royal Statistical Society and Graduate Membership of the British Psychological Society. I worked in the MRC Social Medicine Unit at the London School of Hygiene on behavioural and social factors in coronary heart disease and was a lecturer and Head of Statistics at the University of Hertfordshire where I published a popular textbook. I joined the Health Behaviour Research Centre at UCL as Statistician in September 2002.


I began my career as a Medical Research Council statistician in the 1970’s and have specialised in solving statistical problems arising in medical and behavioural research leading to a large portfolio of publications. My experience as a professional statistician has involved work as lecturer, researcher, and statistician for some 30 years in universities and as an independent statistical consultant. I published a popular statistics text book to support my lecture series. My clients have ranged from official organisations such as the Advertising Standards Authority, through law firms and loss adjusters, and through to private companies such as the Boeing Aircraft Company. I am familiar with all the main statistical techniques and software packages.