Swatee Patel

Swatee Patel FSS, MSc

Swatee Patel

Swatee Patel

Principal Lecturer, Statistics

Department of Psychology, Social Work and Counselling

Faculty of Education and Health

Swatee Patel is a Principal Lecturer for Statistics in the Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling at the University of Greenwich.

Swatee's area of specialism as lecturer, researcher and consultant is in medical statistics and epidemiology. She also supervises MSc and PhD research students.

She was one of the first lecturers to be awarded the outstanding achievement for teaching excellence. She won the contract for training graduates on the Government Statistical Service training scheme. 

Her medical statistical consultancy work has included collaborating with physicians at Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust, Queen Mary's Hospital Sidcup, Kings College Hospital, Barnet and Case Farm Hospital, and Oxleas Foundation NHS Trust.

Posts held previously:

  • 1992–2005, Director of Interschool statistics teaching, School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences, University of Greenwich
  • 2002–04, Assessor for the awards of Principal Lecturer in Teaching Excellence portfolios, University of Greenwich
  • 2000–02, Acting Head of Department of Statistics, School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences, University of Greenwich
  • Principal Lecturer, Statistics, Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
  • Member of Research Ethics Committee
  • Member of Learning and Quality Committee
  • Member of Combined Studies Committee
  • Royal Statistical Society Chartered Statistician (CStat)
Swatee's research interests are epidemiological studies of asthma in children; medical statistics, surveys, and public health.

Funded research projects

  • Research Assessment Exercise (RAE): Establishing the psychometric properties of home drinking in adults questionnaire
Patel, S.P., Rodriguez, A., Little, M.P., Elliot, P., Pekkanen, J., Hartikainen, A.L. et al. (2012). Associations between pre-pregnancy obesity and asthma symptoms in adolescents. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 66, pp. 809-814.

El-Radhi, A.S. and Patel, S. (2009). The clinical course of childhood asthma in association with fever. Clinical Pediatrics, 48, pp. 627-31.

Patel, S.P., Jarvelin, M.R. and Little, M.P. (2008). Systematic review of worldwide variations of the prevalence of wheezing symptoms in children. Environmental Health, 7(57).

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Matharu, L.L., Patel, J. and Patel, S. (2011). Anxiety profile of parents and children who received dental treatment under oral sedation at the paediatric department of Kings College hospital, sedation unit. [Report]. International Association of Paediatric Dentistry Congress, June, Athens.

Randhawa, J.K., Patel, S.P. and Stokes, T.C. (2009). Survival of patients with brain metastases and non-small cell lung cancer. British Thoracic Society, December, London.

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