Publications Committee

Chair:  Ray Harris

The Publications Committee is responsible for coordinating all areas of publishing within PSI.  The Publications Committee meets approximately four times a year, including once face-to-face. We work closely with MCI and, for the Journal, with Wiley.  Each member of the committee has responsibility for an activity, and these activities are: 

Pharmaceutical Statistics                                                     

Pharmaceutical Statistics, the official journal of PSI, tackles real problems in statistical applications. The Journal publishes papers that share experiences in the practical application of statistics within the pharmaceutical industry. It covers all aspects of pharmaceutical statistical applications from discovery, through pre-clinical development, clinical development, post-marketing surveillance, consumer health, production, epidemiology, and health economics.

                                                                      Pharmaceutical Statistics

Please consider submitting a paper to the Journal.  Many of the most read and cited papers have been written by industry statisticians so please take a little of your busy time and prepare and submit a paper.  More details can be found here.


SPIN is PSI’s quarterly electronic newsletter.  Regular articles include reviews of recent meetings and courses, ‘Grumpy Old Men’ and ‘Desert Island Disc’ articles, a diary of future events, information about changes in membership, letters to the Editor and social news. It is a forum for airing views on current issues and a vehicle for the subcommittees, special interest groups and working parties to report their activities and progress to PSI members.


Every fortnight eNews is sent to the membership.  This includes PSI news, PSI events, and advertisements.  It is an opportunity to remind the membership of what is going on in PSI and the wider community and to highlight such things as when early bird discounts are about to end.

Pharmaceutical Statistics Journal Club

The Journal Club hosts quarterly 90 min teleconferences, open to PSI members and non-PSI members.  Two papers are selected from Pharmaceutical Statistics and authors are invited to present their papers followed by discussion for each paper.  Papers (for a limited time) and slides are available to download beforehand from a public area of the PSI website.  Audio and video recordings of the meetings are available to download from the website after the meeting. For details of future journal club TCs, please visit the journal club page or contact


Membership to the LinkedIn PSI group is open to all, not just members, and therefore has substantially more members than PSI itself.  It is used to communicate about PSI matters, including, for instance, coming meetings, jobs advertised with PSI, when the Journal is published, etc.  It also offers a very convenient way to discuss statistical topics.


PSI has a Twitter account, and, as with LinkedIn, is used it to publicise PSI matters.

Who we are

Albert Chau

Technical support for Journal Club

Matthew Gibb

SPIN editor

 Priya Gokani  Journal Club

Ray Harris

Chair and Journal liaison with Wiley

Noormaa Jaumdally

eNews editor

Kevin Kane

Social media

Rhiannon Maudsley

 SPIN social editor

Mairead North

Journal Club

Misti Paul

Journal Club

Jamie Rees

SPIN sub-editor

Anny Stari

Web news


EventsFuture Events

  • A PSI Training Course on Improving Influence and Increasing Impact: Communication Skills for Industry Statisticians - Dates: 16 – 16 Sep, 2019

    This 1-day course will lead participants, in a non-threatening and encouraging atmosphere through steps to focus on improving the key skills of making impactful verbal and written communications.
  • PSI Webinar: Adaptive design: updated draft FDA guidance and its implications - Dates: 04 – 04 Jul, 2019

    In September 2018 the FDA published a guidance on adaptive design for clinical trials of drugs and biologics, updating (not finalizing) its initial draft from February 2010. The main focus of the webinar will be to provide an overview of its main contents, which will be presented by Jürgen Hummel (PPD). In addition, Kaspar Rufibach (Roche) will introduce an open-source statistical software for adaptive designs, RPACT (an R package that enables the design and analysis of confirmatory adaptive clinical trials). Kit Roes will also comment on the guidance from a European Regulatory perspective, which will be followed by a brief panel discussion.
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Statistics and Statistical Programming Opportunities at MSD


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Statistics at Costello Medical


Pharm Research Associates

Principal Biostatistician


Autolus Therapeutics

Head of Statistical and Data Innovation as Head of Biometrics



Statistician Opportunities in the UK