I joined the University of Portsmouth in 2015. I previously worked in the Faculty of medicine (Primary Care and Population Sciences, University of Southampton) as a Lecturer in Medical Statistics. I qualified in Social Statistics (Applied Statistics) from the University of Southampton. I graduated with a degree in Economics and Computer Sciences in 2005 and returned to academia in 2008 to study for an MSc in Social Statistics followed by a PhD at the University of Southampton.
"Dr Kandala believes that it is by using big data that we can answer many health related questions of today and of the future”
I have diverse research interests embracing the application of statistics in public health, maternal and child health, statistical modelling, generalised linear models, analysis of discrete data, multilevel modelling, survival analysis, epidemiological methods and longitudinal data analysis, and synthesis of research findings.