Christian Bottomley PhD

Lecturer (Medical Statistics and Epidemiology)


I obtained a PhD in mathematical biology from University College London (UCL) in 2006. Since then I have worked as a medical statistician in the Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences at UCL, before joining the Tropical Epidemiology Group in June 2008.




I am a course organizer for Design and Analysis of Epidemiological Studies (DANES) and  teach on the courses Bayesian Statistics, Statistics for Epidemiology and Public Health (STEPH), and Advanced Statistical Methods in Epidemiology (ASME).


My research interests are in statistics, mathematical modelling and epidemiology.

I collaborate with investigators in The Gambia and Kenya on studies to evaluate the introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines into the routine childhood vaccination schedule.

I am also the principle statistician for a trial of an intervention to reduce early mortality in HIV infected individuals starting antiretroviral therapy (REMSTART), and a multi site study of the epidemiology of epilepsy in Africa (SEEDS).

Research areas

  • Clinical trials
  • Complex interventions
  • Modelling


  • Epidemiology
  • Statistics

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Infectious disease
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