Simon Cousens MA DipMathStats

Professor of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics and Research Degrees Director

Simon Cousens's Background

Simon Cousens is a mathematician/statistician by training. Before joining LSHTM in 1985 he worked as a school teacher and as a statistician at the UK Department of Energy.

Simon Cousens's Affiliation

Simon Cousens's Teaching

He contributes to statistics and epidemiology teaching throughout the academic year and is co-organizer of the study module Statistical Methods in Epidemiology and the short course Causal Inference in Epidemiology.

Simon Cousens's Research

The main focus of my research over the past 20 years has been on child health in low income settings. In recent years there has been a strong focus on neonatal health. Current field research includes work on neonatal survival in Pakistan and Ethiopia, and on childhood malaria and child survival in Burkina Faso. I have also been involved in work to improve global estimates of cause-specific neonatal mortality as a member of the Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group. In addition to this work in low income settings, I have, since 1986, been involved in research into Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in the UK, working closely with the National CJD Surveillance Unit in Edinburgh since its inception in 1990. Methodological work includes research into causal inference in epidemiology and into improving approaches to quantifying uncertainty in disease burden estimates.

Research areas

  • Child health
  • Modelling
  • Neonatal health
  • Statistical methods

Disciplines

  • Epidemiology
  • Statistics

Disease and Health Conditions

  • CJD
  • Infectious disease
  • Malaria

Other interests

  • Burden Of Disease
  • MARCH
Back to top