Dr Harriet Forbes BA MSc PhD

Research Fellow


I am an epidemiologist with expertise in using electronic healthcare records. My undergraduate degree was in Human Sciences and in 2009 I came to LSHTM to complete an MSc in Epidemiology. Following the MSc I worked as a Research Assistant at the King's Centre for Military Health Research, investigating mental health outcomes among UK military personnel. I then completed a PhD at LSHTM, investigating risk factors for herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia using UK electronic healthcare records. I am now researching the role of persisting herpes viruses in neurological diseases of ageing. 




I teach on the study units Statisitics for Epidemiology & Population Health and Statistical Methods in Epidemiology.

Research areas

  • Ageing
  • Clinical databases
  • Electronic health records
  • Primary care


  • Epidemiology
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
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