Dr Philip Brain

Principal statistician
Department:Genetics Genomics & Breeding
Tel:+44 (0)1732 843833
DD:+44 (0)1732 523712
Fax:+44 (0)1732 849067

Research Interests

Phil is a part-time statistical consultant for EMR.  He is a highly experienced practical statistician with a wide knowledge of both pre-clinical and agricultural research statistics. He has previously worked at Pfizer and for the BBSRC at Long Ashton Research Station where he carried out a wide range of roles, from junior statistician, to latterly heading the statistics department and being part of the management team of the Rothamsted statistics department.  He has also been involved in research in modelling and statistics, publishing on a wide range of topics.

Selected Publications

  • Shaw B, Brain P, Wijnen H, Fountain MT. (2018). Reducing Drosphila suzukii emergence through inter-species competition. Pest Management Science. doi:10.1002/ps4836.
  • Fountain MT, Catherine Baroffio, Anna-Karin Borg-Karlson, Phil Brain, Jerry V. Cross, Dudley I. Farman, David R. Hall, Baiba Ralle, Paulo Rendina, Pauline Richoz, Lene Sigsgaard. (2017). Design and deployment of semiochemical traps for capturing Anthonomus rubi Herbst (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and Lygus rugulipennis Poppius (Hetereoptera: Miridae) in soft fruit crops. Crop Protection, 99. 1-9.
  • L. Robinson Boyer, P. Brain, X. Xu, P. Jeffries. (2015). Inoculation of drought-stressed strawberry with a mixed inoculum of two arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi: effects on population dynamics of fungal species in roots and consequential plant tolerance to water deficiency Mycorrhiza, 25:3. 215-227 DOI 10.1007/s00572-014-0603-6.
  • Li B, Hulin M.T., Brain P, Mansfield J.W., Jackson R.W. and Harrison R.J. . (2015). Rapid, automated detection of stem canker symptoms in woody perennials using artificial neural network analysis Plant Methods 11:. 57.

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