Vanessa Botan joined CaHRU this June 2020 as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Medical Statistics to work on national NIHR funded studies of Community First Responders and studies using ambulance data investigating implementation and improvement as part of the NIHR ARC East Midlands. She aims to use her research experience and statistical skills to contribute to these and other projects in the area of pre-hospital emergency care.
Before joining CaHRU, Vanessa completed her PhD at the University of Sussex, where she used psychological, physiological, and neuroscientific methods to investigate the link between vicarious pain perception and bodily consciousness. Prior to her PhD, she worked as a research assistant in social and clinical psychology. Vanessa also gained an MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience and a BSc in Biomedical Sciences and she is an associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Her background is multidisciplinary and diverse. She has developed expertise in statistical data analyses and research methods across various fields including biomedical sciences, neuroscience, and clinical and social psychology. Her research resulted in several journal publications and conference talks. Her ongoing academic interests include medical statistics and intervention based research. She intends to use her versatile research experience in future projects in order to inform better practices in the health and social care sector.
In her free time, Vanessa climbs mountains and praises nature.
By Vanessa Botan