b.16 July 1920 d.7 October 2007
BSc Lond MB BS Durh(1959) FFCM(1972) MRCP(1975) FRCP(1978)
Hubert Campbell was professor of medical statistics at the University of Cardiff. He went to Leeds University in 1938 to study mathematics, but left in 1940, at the start of the Second World War, to work at the Air Ministry and then the Admiralty in London, working in operational research.
After the war, he completed his degree at the University of London while working as a trainee actuary. He then went to Durham University Medical School in Newcastle, initially as a lecturer in medical statistics, but then decided to enrol as a medical student. He graduated in 1959.
In 1963 he joined the Welsh National School of Medicine in Cardiff, in a joint post with the Medical Research Council’s epidemiology unit, headed by Archie Cochrane [Munk’s Roll, Vol.VIII, p.95], the pioneering advocate of randomised controlled trials. In 1970 Campbell became foundation professor of medical statistics at Cardiff. He was also editor of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health and a consultant epidemiologist for the World Health Organization.
He was survived by his three children and eight grandchildren.
[BMJ 2007 335 1101]
(Volume XII, page web)
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