Dan Chaib

Dan Chaib


I am studying for a CDT PhD incoporating an MSc in Data Analytics & Society and am primarily based at the University of Sheffield.

My PhD programme focuses on statistical analysis of data in order to understand challenges faced by young carers, as well as hopefully identifying facilitators aiding in overcoming any barriers discovered.

This is an area with far too little research, especially considering there are roughly 800,000 young carers in the UK (https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/2022/03/16/the-big-ask-voices-shining-a-light-on-young-carers/). Having worked as a mentor through Sheffield Hallam University for the last couple of years with children facing a range of challenges, including one brilliant young carer, it’s been easy to see what young people can achieve when the right support is in place!

I recently completed an MSc in Clinical Research at the University of Sheffield. My dissertation focused on the underrepresentation of South Asians in the UK to dementia services, relating to my PhD as it concerns a minority group who are faced with barriers to accessing opportunities which others are likely to find easier.

From a stats background, I studied for a BSc in Mathematics and Economics, again at the University of Sheffield. I partnered maths with economics as I thought it was vital to experience a real world application of quantitative analysis.

I have had two research internships at the University of Sheffield over the past couple of years. The first focused on helping students use psychometric analysis tools to improve their confidence and employability, with a particular focus on accessibility for students with ADHD, autism, dyslexia and colour blindness. In the second, I produced a mapping of ED&I into the curriculums of the Engineering department.

Research interests

  • Young Carers
  • Statistical Modelling
  • Epidemiology
  • Neurodegenerative Conditions
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion


  • MSc Clinical Research
  • PGCert Mentoring in Educational Contexts
  • BSc Mathematics and Economics