Dr Fiona Boland

Dr Fiona Boland

Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics and Research Methods

Dr Fiona Boland is a senior lecturer in Biostatistics and Research Methods based in the Data Science Centre and the Department of General Practice in the RCSI. Her research interests are extremely broad and include randomised controlled trials, data linkage, large longitudinal cohort studies, clinical prediction rules, systematic reviews and the development and application of statistical modelling techniques to complex problems in all areas of medical research.

In addition to multiple broad ranging randomised controlled trials, her current research includes projects on advanced psychometric analyses on depression randomised trial outcomes, exploring analytical methods for evaluating the benefit and harms of deprescribing in observational research using routinely collected data, complex data linkage and overuse and underuse of medical services using international, benchmarked standards of care.

Fiona works collaboratively with numerous researchers ensuring high quality robust research. She has been involved in over 20 successfully funded awards and has over 100 peer-reviewed articles. As part of the Data Science Centre, Fiona provides statistical consultancy, training and computing advice to the broad community of RCSI researchers. The Data Science Centre collaborates with RCSI researchers, departments and faculties on high-impact substantive research projects and lead cutting-edge methodological research advancing knowledge in biostatistics and bioinformatics.