Dr Tom Palmer, Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics applied to Genetics


  • Causal inference
  • Medical statistics / Biostatistics
  • Mendelian randomization
  • R and Stata programming
  • Statistical methods for Epidemiology
  • PhD thesis pdf


  • Postgradute Certificate in Academic Practice, 2018

    Lancaster University

  • PhD Extensions to Mendelian randomization, 2009

    University of Leicester

  • MSc in Medical Statistics, 2005

    University of Leicester

  • BSc in Mathematics and Economics, 2002

    University of Nottingham

Recent Posts

Running MLwiN using mlnscript via the R2MLwiN R package on Apple Silicon Macs

How to run MLwiN natively on Apple Silicon Macs via R and the R2MLwiN package.

Creating a simple Automator app to launch a new instance of RStudio Desktop on macOS

A convenient way to open a new instance of RStudio Desktop on macOS.

My #GitHubUnwrapped 2023!

My #GitHubUnwrapped 2023!

Fuller reproducibility in Stata ado-files and programs: setting the version and user version

For fuller reproducibility in Stata ado-files and programs set both the version and the user version.

My #GitHubUnwrapped 2022!

My #GitHubUnwrapped 2022!


The MRC IEU 🚀 R-Universe of Mendelian randomization related R packages

Using Git, GitHub Desktop, and GitHub for novice and experienced users

Using allele scores to identify confounding by reverse causation: Studies of alcohol consumption as an exemplar

A review of group-based methods for teaching statistics in higher education

Investigating and fixing a new CRAN check error in my OneSampleMR package