Ed Goodall is a biostatistician with extensive experience in many application areas. He is a former Head of a large Biometrics Department for Queen’s University Belfast and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland (DARD). The European Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine of which he is a former President elected him as an honorary lifelong member. In recent years, he has moved to medical statistics with special expertise in ophthalmology and forensic and legal medicine. He has also taught courses in cancer survival analysis at tertiary and postgraduate level.
Ironically, he was himself diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2011 and is currently in remission. In 2014, he joined the Northern Ireland Cancer Research Consumer Forum (NICRCF). He has authored or co-authored over 130 scientific papers and a number of textbooks. In his spare time, he has also published four fiction novels.