After a 30 year career lecturing mathematics and statistics - most recently as Head of Learning Development at a university in the east of England - I set up as an independent freelance consultant in 2014.

When working full-time in higher education, my main focus was supporting staff and students across the university with statistical methods for their research projects, in a range of subject areas that included Radiography, Nursing, Health Studies, Bioscience, Psychology, Sociology and Business. This breadth of experience has given me insight into the needs and interests of a range of clients today. I think I can speak your language!

I am a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. For eight years I was elected Chair of the UK sigma Network for Excellence in cross-university Mathematics and Statistics Support. I hold an honorary senior lectureship at the University of Essex, and am Visiting Fellow in Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Suffolk. This breadth of professional recognition and experience contributes to the continual development of my consultancy and training portfolio.

Examples of consultancy projects
  • Statistical consultancy and data analysis for the New International CTEPH Registry (International CTEPH Association, Basel, Switzerland, 2017-present)
  • Statistical consultancy and data analysis for the TOPP-2 Registry (Association for Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension, Basel, Switzerland, 2018- present)
  • Validating and piloting a prioritisation tool for pediatric physiotherapy (Provide Healthcare, Essex, UK, 2017-18)
  • Evaluating the impact of human factors training (Ipswich Hospital, Suffolk, UK, 2016-17)
Recent training courses and mentoring
  • Bespoke statistical training courses for medical writers (nspm ltd, Meggen, Switzerland, 2017- 2023)
  • Mentor to the EEA project "Capacity Building in Mathematics and Statistics Learning Support in Norway and the Czech Republic" (2021-2023) 
  • Training for new tutors and managers of mathematics and statistics support centres at six universities in the Czech Republic (Brno, 2017; Ostrava, 2019-2022)
Some peer-reviewed publications
  • Wacker, J., Humpl, T., Berger, R.M.F, Ivy, D., Bowers, D., Bonnet, D. and Beghetti, M. (2024) 'Application of a modified clinical classification for pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with congenital heart disease in children: emphasis on atrial septal defects and transposition of the great arteries'. Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine, DOI: 10.3389/fcvm.2024.1344014
  • Ploegstra, M-J., Ivy, D.D., Beghetti, M., Bonnet, D., Alehan, D., Ablonczy, L., Mattos, S., Bowers, D., Humpl, T. and Berger, R.M.F (2023) 'Long-term outcome of children with newly diagnosed pulmonary arterial hypertension: results from the global TOPP registry'. European Heart Journal, DOI: 10.1093/ehjqcco/qcad020
  • Vadhwana, B., Currow, C., Bowers, D. and Groot-Wassink, T. (2021) 'Impact on quality of life after parathyroidectomy for asymptomatic primary hyperparathyroidism'. Journal of Surgical Research, DOI: 10.1016/j.jss.2020.12.023
  • Parthasarathy, M., Bowers, D. and Groot-Wassink, T. (2017) ‘Do pre-operative oral antibiotics increase Clostridium difficile infection rates? An analysis of 13,959 colectomy patients’. Colorectal Disease, DOI: 10.1111/codi.13926
  • Parthasarathy, M., Greensmith, M., Bowers, D. and Groot-Wassink, T. (2016) ‘Risk factors for anastomotic leakage after colorectal resection: a retrospective analysis of 17,518 patients’, Colorectal Disease, DOI: 10.1111/codi.13476
  • Smith, S.L., Bowers, D., Jennings, P. and Soomal, R. (2016) ‘Pulmonary radiofrequency ablation in a district general hospital: is it a safe and effective treatment?’, Clinical Radiology 71(9), DOI: 10.1016/j.crad.2016.03.021
Client feedback
"David was brilliant, and I think everyone benefited from his help"
"This work has made a real, practical contribution . . your involvement was critical and I am very grateful for your ongoing input."
"The content and delivery style was highly suitable for the session, the students and their needs."
"I specifically like the way David helps with queries by breaking it down into an easier way to understand."
"It was all just totally professional and absolutely pitched at the right level."
"D Bowers was more than excellent, my basic understanding about statistics really improved."
"Excellent delivery of content at a comfortable speed for the participants."
"Want to have more of David Bowers in future meetings!"