Jennifer Rogers

Jennifer Rogers

Vice President for Statistical Research and Consultancy, PHASTAR

Professor Jennifer Rogers is Vice President, Statistical Research and Consultancy at specialist CRO, PHASTAR, and has a broad portfolio of achievement, particularly in the development of clinical trial methodologies. She directs the research strategy at PHASTAR and provides leadership and advice to statistical consultancy activities. Jen came to PHASTAR from the University of Oxford, where she was an Associate Professor and Director of Statistical Consultancy Services.

Jen is a highly active member of the Royal Statistical Society, having just finished a term sitting on Council and completing a four-year stint as the Society's Vice President for External Affairs. She was also appointed President of the British Science Association Mathematical Sciences Section for 2018, giving a keynote speech at the British Science Festival, and was the London Mathematical Society Popular Lecturer for 2018.

Jen can regularly be found talking all things statistics in schools, theatres and pubs, as well as the odd TV and radio appearance. She’s made a few appearances on BBC Radio 4’s More or Less and is well known for her arguments with Ryanair on BBC Watchdog and in The Times. She presented the popular “Best or Worst” segment on Series 42 of BBC Watchdog in 2019. Jen was the 2020 winner of the annual HealthWatch Award for her work in improving the understanding of statistics through the media.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Jen has carried out numerous interviews including BBC Panorama’s “The Race for a Vaccine”, BBC Radio 4’s “How to Vaccinate the World”, BBC Newscast, and serving as ITV's resident COVID-19 statistician. She is also a member of the Royal Statistical Society COVID-19 Task Force.

Jennifer spoke at 'Virtually Cochrane', a virtual event we co-hosted with Cochrane Ireland in April 2021. Watch the recording Communicating Risk and Uncertainty