Rhiannon Owen is Professor of Statistics at Swansea University Medical School and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol. Her main research interests include the development and application of Bayesian methods in Health Technology Assessment, including evidence synthesis, economic decision modelling, analysis of large scale linked electronic health records, clinical trials, and value of information. This work has been and is supported by the Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS), HDR UK, the Medical Research Council (MRC), and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). In 2021, Rhiannon was awarded a prestigious Academy of Medical Sciences Springboard Fellowship to develop statistical methods to improve the diagnosis and care of hospitalised patients with COVID- 19.
Rhiannon is a member of the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Technology Appraisal Committee, member of the NICE Decision Support Unit, and Associate Member of the NICE Technical Support Unit. She has extensive experience of cross-sector collaboration including as a consultant, providing methodological and strategic advice to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.