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Nicholas Heck

Email: Nicholas.Heck@city.ac.uk

PhD Topic: Improving survey fieldwork efficiency


2017-Present: PhD researcher in Survey Research Methodology (City, University of London)

2014-2017 M.A. in Survey Methodology (University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany)

2011-2014 B.A. in Sociology, Economics and Economic studies in history (RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany)

Professional Experience

June 2018-Present Research Associate (Scientific Institute of the Private Health Insurers Germany)

May 2017-July 2017 Analyst Consultant (Berkeley Research Group)

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  • Dr Eric Harrison
  • Dr Sally Stares

Research Interests

  • Machine Learning/Predictive Modelling
  • Survey Methodology
  • Healthcare research


Heck. N., Jacke, C. (2018) "Data quality of pharmaceutical claims data – How to measure, assess and improve?" In: 25. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Arzneimittelanwendungsforschung und Arzneimittelepidemiologie. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House.

Großek A, Heck N., Wanders P., Baumann F.T., Bloch W., Zopf EM. (2018) "Associations between physical activity levels, quality of life and treatment-related side effects in prostate cancer patients with bone metastases in Germany - A cross-sectional study" In: Oncology Research and Treatment: 41,Suppl. 1.


Autumn 2017: Visiting Lecturer, Module “Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics” (City, University of London)
Spring 2017 and 2018: Visiting Lecturer, Module “Producing Social Data” (City, University of London)