Skip to content

Muhammad Faisal

Senior Research Fellow in Biostatistics

Faculty/Dept/School Bradford Evaluation & Trials Unit (BETU)
(Faculty of Health Studies)


Muhammad Faisal is a Senior Research Fellow in Biostatistics in Faculty of Health Studies, University of Bradford. Before joining the University of Bradford in January 2015, I was Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics at Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad (Pakistan). My research expertise lies in the development and external validation of clinical prediction model.

I have been involved in the linkage of large novel data sets such as the Born in Bradford research data linkage with primary and secondary care data. Currently, I am working on a variety of projects that deal with applied statistical such as developing computer aided-risk score for sepsis (CARS) and death (CARM) and bioinformatics challenges such as exploring ‘spelling mistake’ at  DNA level in  Born in Bradford (BiB) participants with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) using exome sequencing data. I have been involved in establishing an NHS-R community to exploit the power of R for the NHS, which is funded by the Health Foundation.

Research interests
  • Clinical Prediction Modeling
  • Big Data Analysis & Causal Inference
  • Statistical Genomics & Bioinformatics 


Teaching interests

Medical statistics using SPSS
An introduction to R & Stata


Date Role Title / Description Funder Award
01-OCT-15 - Lead StatisticanDevelopment of computer-aided risk scores for predicting mortality & sepsis

Professional activities

  • English
  • Urdu


Peer Reviewed Journal
TitleA novel generalized combinative procedure for Multi-Scalar standardized drought Indices-The long average weighted joint aggregative criterion (2020)
AuthorsAli Z.;Almanjahie I.M.;Hussain I.;Ismail M.;Faisal M.
JournalTellus, Series A: Dynamic Meteorology and Oceanography
TitlePropagation of the Multi-Scalar Aggregative Standardized Precipitation Temperature Index and its Application (2020)
AuthorsAli Z.;Hussain I.;Faisal M.;Khan D.;Niaz R.;Elashkar E.;Shoukry A.
JournalWater Resources Management
TitleA Novel Framework for Selecting Informative Meteorological Stations Using Monte Carlo Feature Selection (MCFS) Algorithm (2020)
AuthorsNiaz R.;Almanjahie I.M.;Ali Z.;Faisal M.;Hussain I.
JournalAdvances in Meteorology
TitleA prospective study of consecutive emergency medical admissions to compare a novel automated computer-aided mortality risk score and clinical judgement of patient mortality risk (2019)
AuthorsFaisal M.;Khatoon B.;Scally A.;Richardson D.;Irwin S.;Davidson R.;Heseltine D.;Corlett A.;Ali J.;Hampson R.;Kesavan S.;Mcgonigal G.;Goodman K.;Harkness M.;Mohammed M.
JournalBMJ Open
TitleUnderstanding and applying practitioner and patient views on the implementation of a novel automated Computer-Aided Risk Score (CARS) predicting the risk of death following emergency medical admission to hospital: Qualitative study (2019)
AuthorsDyson J.;Marsh C.;Jackson N.;Richardson D.;Faisal M.;Scally A.;Mohammed M.
JournalBMJ Open
TitleEthnic differences in sedentary behaviour in 6-8-year-old children during school terms and school holidays: a mixed methods study. (2019)
AuthorsNagy LC;Horne M;Faisal M;Mohammed MA;Barber SE;
JournalBMC Public Health
TitleCharacterization of regional hydrological drought using improved precipitation records under multi-auxiliary information (2019)
AuthorsAli Z.;Hussain I.;Faisal M.;Grzegorczyk M.;Almanjahie I.;Nazeer A.;Ahmad I.
JournalTheorectical and Applied Climatology
TitleA framework to identify homogeneous drought characterization regions (2019)
AuthorsAli Z.;Hussain I.;Faisal M.;Shoukry A.;Gani S.;Ahmad I.
JournalTheorectical and Applied Climatology
TitleAn ensemble procedure for pattern recognition of regional drought (2019)
AuthorsAli Z.;Hussain I.;Faisal M.;Shad M.;Elashkar E.;Gani S.
JournalInternational Journal of Climatology
TitlePatient safety culture in Oman: A national study (2019)
AuthorsAl Nadabi W.;Faisal M.;Mohammed M.
JournalJournal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
TitleThe value of a Patient Access Portal in primary care: a cross-sectional survey of 62,486 registered users in the UK (2019)
AuthorsMohammed M.;Montague J.;Faisal M.;Lamming L.
JournalUniversal Access in the Information Society
TitleDevelopment of Multidecomposition Hybrid Model for Hydrological Time Series Analysis (2019)
AuthorsNazir H.;Hussain I.;Faisal M.;Shoukry A.;Gani S.;Ahmad I.
TitleFactors associated with accelerometer measured movement behaviours among White British and South Asian children aged 6-8 years during school terms and school holidays. (2019)
AuthorsNagy LC;Faisal M;Horne M;Collings P;Barber S;Mohammed M;
JournalBMJ Open
TitleThe inclusion of delirium in version 2 of the National Early Warning Score will substantially increase the alerts for escalating levels of care: findings from a retrospective database study of emergency medical admissions in two hospitals . (2019)
AuthorsMohammed MA;Faisal M;Richardson D;Scally A;Howes R;Beatson K;Irwin S;Speed K;
JournalClinical Medicine
TitleImproving the prediction accuracy of river inflow using two data pre- processing techniques coupled with data- driven model (2019)
AuthorsNazir H.;Hussain I.;Faisal M.;Elashkar E.;Shoukry A.
TitleAn improved framework to predict river flow time series data (2019)
AuthorsNazir H.;Hussain I.;Ahmad I.;Faisal M.;Almanjahie I.
TitleThe association between the nationality of nurses and safety culture in maternity care units of Oman. (2019)
AuthorsNadabi W.A., Faisal M., Mohammed M.A.
JournalEastern Mediterranean Health Journal
TitleA Probabilistic Weighted Joint Aggregative Drought Index (PWJADI) Criterion for Drought Monitoring Systems. (2019)
AuthorsAli Z., Hussain I., Faisal M., Almanjahie I. M., Ahmad I., Khan D. M., Grzegorczyk M., Qamar S.
JournalTellus, Series A: Dynamic Meteorology and Oceanography
TitleSelection of appropriate time scale with Boruta algorithm for regional drought monitoring using multi-scaler drought index (2019)
AuthorsAli Z.;Hussain I.;Faisal M.;Elashkar E.;Gani S.;Shehzad M.
JournalTellus, Series A: Dynamic Meteorology and Oceanography
TitleA Probabilistic Weighted Joint Aggregative Drought Index (PWJADI) criterion for drought monitoring systems (2019)
AuthorsAli Z.;Hussain I.;Faisal M.;Almanjahie I.;Ahmad I.;Khan D.;Grzegorczyk M.;Qamar S.
JournalTellus, Series A: Dynamic Meteorology and Oceanography
TitlePerformance of externally validated enhanced computer-aided versions of the National Early Warning Score in predicting mortality following an emergency admission to hospital in England: a cross-sectional study (2019)
AuthorsFaisal M.;Richardson D.;Scally A.;Howes R.;Beatson K.;Mohammed M.
JournalBMJ Open
TitleDevelopment and validation of a novel computer-aided score to predict the risk of in-hospital mortality for acutely ill medical admissions in two acute hospitals using their first electronically recorded blood test results and vital signs: a cross-sectional study (2018)
AuthorsFaisal, Muhammad; Scally, Andy J.; Jackson, N.; Richardson, D.; Beatson, K.; Howes, R.; Speed, K.; Menon, M.; Daws, J.; Dyson, J.; Marsh, C.; Mohammad, Mohammad A.
TitleCorrection to: Implication of OPRM1 A118G Polymorphism in Opioids Addicts in Pakistan: In vitro and In silico Analysis (Journal of Molecular Neuroscience, (2018), 65, 4, (472-479), 10.1007/s12031-018-1123-1) (2018)
AuthorsAhmed M.;ul Haq I.;Faisal M.;Waseem D.;Taqi M.
JournalJournal of Molecular Neuroscience
TitleA comparison of logistic regression models with alternative machine learning methods to predict the risk of in-hospital mortality in emergency medical admissions via external validation (2018)
AuthorsFaisal M.;Scally A.;Howes R.;Beatson K.;Richardson D.;Mohammed M.
JournalHealth Informatics Journal
TitleNonparametric trend analysis of reference evapotranspiration for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan (2018)
AuthorsGul S.;Hussain I.;Shad M.;Faisal M.;Shoukry A.;Adnan S.
JournalInternational Journal of Global Warming
TitleImplication of OPRM1 A118G Polymorphism in Opioids Addicts in Pakistan: In vitro and In silico Analysis (2018)
AuthorsAhmed M.;ul Haq I.;Faisal M.;Waseem D.;Taqi M.
JournalJournal of Molecular Neuroscience
TitleA New Weighting Scheme in Weighted Markov Model for Predicting the Probability of Drought Episodes (2018)
AuthorsAli Z.;Hussain I.;Faisal M.;Almanjahie I.;Ismail M.;Ahmad M.;Ahmad I.
JournalAdvances in Meteorology
TitleUsing routine blood test results to predict the risk of death for emergency medical admissions to hospital: An external model validation study (2017)
AuthorsFaisal M.;Howes R.;Steyerberg E.;Richardson D.;Mohammed M.
JournalQJM - Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
TitleImpact of the level of sickness on higher mortality in emergency medical admissions to hospital at weekends (2017)
AuthorsMohammed M.;Faisal M.;Richardson D.;Howes R.;Beatson K.;Speed K.;Wright J.
JournalJournal of Health Services Research and Policy
TitleA Novel Multi-Scalar Drought Index for Monitoring Drought: the Standardized Precipitation Temperature Index (2017)
AuthorsAli Z.;Hussain I.;Faisal M.;Nazir H.;Moemen M.;Hussain T.;Shamsuddin S.
JournalWater Resources Management
TitleRegional Frequency Analysis of Extremes Precipitation Using L-Moments and Partial L-Moments (2017)
AuthorsKhan S.;Hussain I.;Hussain T.;Faisal M.;Muhammad Y.;Mohamd Shoukry A.
JournalAdvances in Meteorology
TitleForecasting Drought Using Multilayer Perceptron Artificial Neural Network Model (2017)
AuthorsAli Z.;Hussain I.;Faisal M.;Nazir H.;Hussain T.;Shad M.;Mohamd Shoukry A.;Hussain Gani S.
JournalAdvances in Meteorology
TitleChoosing summary statistics by least angle regression for approximate Bayesian computation (2016)
AuthorsFaisal, Muhammad; Futschik, A.; Hussain, I.; Abd-el.Moemen, M.
TitleComparison of Two New Robust Parameter Estimation Methods for the Power Function Distribution. (2016)
AuthorsShakeel M;Haq MA;Hussain I;Abdulhamid AM;Faisal M;
JournalPLoS ONE
TitleIn silico transcriptional regulation and functional analysis of dengue shock syndrome associated SNPs in PLCE1 and MICB genes (2016)
AuthorsTaqi, M.M.; Waseem, D.; Ismatullah, H.; Haider, S.A.; Faisal, Muhammad
TitlePrevalence and diagnostic of head and neck cancer in Pakistan (2016)
AuthorsAkhtar A.;Hussain I.;Talha M.;Shakeel M.;Faisal M.;Ameen M.;Hussain T.
JournalPakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
TitleSpatial prediction and optimized sampling design for sodium concentration in groundwater (2016)
AuthorsZahid E.;Hussain I.;Spöck G.;Faisal M.;Shabbir J.;Abdel-Salam N.;Hussain T.
JournalPLoS ONE
TitleCorrection: Comparison of Two New Robust Parameter Estimation Methods for the Power Function Distribution. (2016)
AuthorsShakeel M;Haq MA;Hussain I;Abdulhamid AM;Faisal M;
JournalPLoS ONE
TitleExact likelihood calculation under the infinite sites model (2015)
AuthorsFaisal M.;Futschik A.;Vogl C.
TitleProtective role of lactobacillus acidophilus against aflatoxin B1- induced immunosuppression (2015)
AuthorsTipu M.;Saleem U.;Rehman T.;Aslam M.;Muhammad K.;Hussain K.;Bukhari N.;Hassan S.;Hussain Z.;Faisal M.;Ahmad B.
JournalJournal of Animal and Plant Sciences
TitleSpatial Interpolation of Sulfate Concentration in Groundwater Including Covariate Using Bayesian Hierarchical Models (2015)
AuthorsHussain I.,Mubarak N.,Shabbir J., Hussain T., Faisal M.
JournalWater Quality, Exposure and Health
TitleAssessment of spatial models for interpolation of elevation in Pakistan (2015)
AuthorsHussain I.;Faisal M.;Shad M.;Hussain T.;Ahmed S.
JournalInternational Journal of Global Warming
TitleHuman aging in the post-GWAS era: further insights reveal potential regulatory variants (2015)
AuthorsHaider, S.A.; Faisal, Muhammad
TitleDistribution of Total Dissolved Solids in Drinking Water by Means of Bayesian Kriging and Gaussian Spatial Predictive Process. (2014)
AuthorsHussain I., Shakeel M., Faisal M., Soomro Z. A., Hussain M. and Hussain T.
JournalWater Quality, Exposure and Health
TitleA molecular prospective provides new insights into implication of PDYN and OPRK1 genes in alcohol dependence. (2014)
AuthorsFaisal M;Waseem D;Ismatullah H;Taqi MM;
JournalComputers in Biology and Medicine
TitleA new approach to choose acceptance cutoff for approximate Bayesian computation (2013)
AuthorsFaisal M.;Futschik A.;Hussain I.
JournalJournal of Applied Statistics
TitleSpatio-temporal interpolation of precipitation including covariates: During monsoon periods in Pakistan (2012)
AuthorsHussain I.;Spöck G.;Pilz J.;Faisal M.;Yu H.
JournalPakistan Journal of Statistics
TitleProbabilistic Model for Free-Space Optical Links Under Continental Fog Conditions (2010)
AuthorsM. S. Awan M. S. Khan F. Nadeem Marzuki M. Faisal S. Sheikh Muhammad E. Leitgeb
Conference Contribution
AuthorsFaisal M., Scally A., Silverton R., Wijeratne D., Jackson N., Beaston K., Howes R., Daws J., Dyson J., Marsh C., Speed K., Richardson D., Mohammed M.A.
AuthorsFaisal M., Dyson J., Marsh C., Richardson D., Scally A., Beatson K., Howes R., Speed K., Jackson N., Mo- hammed M.A.
AuthorsFaisal M., Kelly B., Graham A., Mason D., Wright J., Mohammed A.M.
Title Author(s)
Ethnic differences in sedentary be- haviour in 6-8 year old children during school term and school holiday- a mixed methods study (2017)Nagy L.C., Horne M., Mohammed M.A, Faisal M., Barber S.E.
Reduction in Sample Selection Bias Under Multicolinearity. (2007)Akbar A., Pasha G. R., Faisal M., and Aslam M.