Simon Bond took up the bassoon whilst at school in Coventry where he performed the Weber concerto with the local youth orchestra. At Oxford University he played with numerous chamber ensembles, orchestras, and opera groups and studied mathematics in his spare time. Having had a brief sojourn in gainful employment in London, he returned to Warwick University to read for a PhD in statistics, where he was part of the first student group to win a gold at the National Concert Band Festival final. Since taking up a post-doctoral position in Cambridge in 2003 he has played with several orchestras including, for a time, the Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra.


He obtained his PhD in statistics at Warwick University in 2003, followed by a post-doctoral position with the MRC Biostatistics Unit in Cambridge, 3 years working within the pharmaceutical industry at Mundipharma Research Limited, before taking up his current post as Senior Statistician at the Cambridge Cancer Trials Centre Statistical Unit, based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge.


His role as Senior Statistician at the CCTC Statistical Unit includes management of all statistical aspects of clinical trials involving CCTC, being the line manager who oversees the Statistical Group. His work also includes research into clinical trial design methodology, which he pursues through his affiliation with the Cambridge Hub in Trials Methodology Research at the Medical Research Council Biostatistics Unit (MRC BSU). He is also a member of the Cambridgeshire 1 Local Research Ethics Committee. He has also published many articles in his specialist field, in academic journals.



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