Lorna Gibson BSc MPhil
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Lorna Gibson joined the LSHTM in March 2003 with a first degree in Biochemistry and Master's in Epidemiology, with practical experience in molecular parasitology (malaria & leishmania) before moving to epidemiology. She has experience in trial design and management having previously worked at the MRC Clinical Trials Unit, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, and the Institute of Cancer Research (Clinical Trials & Statistics Unit). She was based in the Philippines for two years working for an international agency, and has also worked for shorter periods in South America and Africa.
Since 2011, she has worked on the C8 Health Project in environmental epidemiology, a Cochrane review on Community-based Rehabilitation for people with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries, the HPV African Partnership (HARP), and an intervention for depression in Zimbabwe (the Friendship Bench). She is currently involved in a few projects: the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyle (NATSAL), a cohort of sex workers in Uganda (The Good Health for Women Project), the African Mental Health Research Initiative, and an online teaching resource entitled, "Epidemiology for Eye Health" for health workers in low income countries.
- Department of Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology
- Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
- Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
- Department of Population Health
I am tutor for students from Public Health for Development (previously Public Health in Developing Countries).
I teach on the Basic Epidemiology course and Design and Analysis of Epidemiological Studies (DANES).
I was involved in the development of an online teaching resource - 'Epidemiology for Eye Health' - for health workers in low income countries.
Previous teaching: Statistics for Epidemiology & Public Health (STEPH,2003-2008) and co-organiser of projects for Distance Learning in Epidemiology (2007-2010), Reviewing the Literature.
Through the School's development programme, I have completed a University of London Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching.
My main interests are in female sexual and reproductive health, and cancer. I have been involved in several national studies on breast cancer, a national ovarian cancer register, a pilot dietary trial in adolescents, a study of Human Papilloma Virus prevalence in India, an HPV study in HIV positive women in Burkina Faso and South Africa. I am currently involved in the National Study of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyle, interventions for depression in Zimbabwe, and a cohort of sex workers in Uganda.
- Systematic reviews
Disease and Health Conditions
- Cervical cancer
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
- C8 Health Project
Lifetime prevalence, associated factors, and circumstances of non-volitional sex in women and men in Britain: findings from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3).
MacDowall, W.; Gibson, L.; Tanton, C.; Mercer, C.H.; Lewis, R.; Clifton, S.; Field, N.; Datta, J.; Mitchell, K.R.; Sonnenberg, P.; Erens, B.; Copas, A.J.; Phelps, A.; Prah, P.; Johnson, A.M.; Wellings, K.
The prevalence of unplanned pregnancy and associated factors in Britain: findings from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3)
Wellings, K.; Jones, K.; Mercer, C.H.; Tanton, C.; Clifton, S.; Datta, J.; Copas, A.J.; Erens, B.; Gibson, L.; MacDowall, W.; Sonnenberg, P.; Phelps, A.; Johnson, A.M.
Novel Breast Cancer Susceptibility Locus at 9q31.2: Results of a Genome-Wide Association Study.
Fletcher, O.; Johnson, N.; Orr, N.; Hosking, F.J.; Gibson, L.J.; Walker, K.; Zelenika, D.; Gut, I.; Heath, S.; Palles, C.; Coupland, B.; Broderick, P.; Schoemaker, M.; Jones, M.; Williamson, J.; Chilcott-Burns, S.; Tomczyk, K.; Simpson, G.; Jacobs, K.B.; Chanock, S.J.; Hunter, D.J.; Tomlinson, I.P.; Swerdlow, A.; Ashworth, A.; Ross, G.; dos Santos Silva, I.; Lathrop, M.; Houlston, R.S.; Peto, J.;
J Natl Cancer Inst, 2011; 103(5):425-35
Risk factors for breast cancer among Filipino women in Manila.
Gibson, L.J.; Héry, C.; Mitton, N.; Gines-Bautista, A.; Parkin, D.M.; Ngelangel, C.; Pisani, P.;
Int J Cancer, 2009; 126(2):515-21
Aromatase inhibitors for treatment of advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women.
Gibson, L. ; Lawrence, D. ; Dawson, C. ; Bliss, J. ;
Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 2009; 4(4):CD003370
Lack of evidence on diets for obesity for children: a systematic review.
Gibson, L.J.; Peto, J.; Warren, J.M.; Dos Santos Silva, I;
Int J Epidemiol, 2006; 35(6):1544-52
Polymorphisms and circulating levels in the insulin-like growth factor system and risk of breast cancer: a systematic review.
Fletcher, O.; Gibson, L.; Johnson, N.; Altmann, D.R.; Holly, J.M.; Ashworth, A.; Peto, J.; Silva, I.d.o.s. .S.;
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 2005; 14(1):2-19
A randomized trial of exemestane after two to three years of tamoxifen therapy in postmenopausal women with primary breast cancer
Coombes, R.C. ; Hall, E. ; Gibson, L.J. ; Paridaens, R. ; Jassem, J. ; Delozier, T. ; Jones, S.E. ; Alvarez, I. ; Bertelli, G. ; Ortmann, O. ; Coates, A.S. ; Bajetta, E. ; Dodwell, D. ; Coleman, R.E. ; Fallowfield, L.J. ; Mickiewicz, E. ; Andersen, J. ; Lønning, P.E. ; Cocconi, G. ; Stewart, A. ; Stuart, N. ; Snowdon, C.F. ; Carpentieri, M. ; Massimini, G. ; Bliss, J.M. ; van de Velde, C. ; Intergroup Exemestane Study, . ;
New England Journal of Medicine, 2004; 350(11):1081-92
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