Dr Sinead Langan FRCP MSc PhD

Associate Professor and Wellcome Senior Clinical Fellow

About Sinead Langan

Wellcome Senior Clinical Fellow


I trained in Medicine at the Queen's University of Belfast and continue to work clinically at St John's Institute of Dermatology, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital. I joined the School in 2011 having completed my PhD at the University of Nottingham and then gained post-doctoral experience as a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania.

I am currently funded by a Wellcome Senior Clinical Fellowship in Science

I am Chair of the European Dermatoepidemiology Network Steering committee (www.orgs.dermis.net/eden). I am also co-Chair and co-founder of the REporting of studies Conducted using Observational Routinely collected Data (RECORD) initiative (www.record-statement.org). 




I teach on a number of courses at the School, and I am currently the co-Course Organiser for the Certificate of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance (PEPI)


My research addresses three major areas:

  1. The epidemiology of skin diseases
  2. Reporting of observational research undertaken using routinely collected data
  3.  Outcome measures research in eczema

1. The epidemiology of skin diseases

My research addresses an important research gap, the causes, consequences and treatment of skin disease. Little is known about the epidemiology of skin diseases. My work focuses in particular on using the power of routine data sources to provide answers for important research questions.

2.Reporting of observational research undertaken using routinely collected data

I co-founded the REporting of studies Conducted using Observational Routinely collected Data (RECORD) initiative (www.record-statement.org ) in 2012 in order to create reporting guidelines for studies undertaken using observational routinely-collected data. 

3.Outcome measures research

I am also an active participant leading research as part of the Harmonising Outcome Measures in Eczema (HOME) initiative, which is an international initiative designed to devise a minimal set of core outcome domains to be used in all clinical trials and observational studies in eczema. This research will solve the problem of multiple inconsistent outcome measures which currently hamper evidence-based medicine by hindering comparison between different studies and the ability to combine the results of studies in systematic reviews and meta-analyses. 





Research areas

  • Clinical databases
  • Electronic health records
  • Health outcomes
  • Systematic reviews
  • Vaccines


  • Anthropology
  • Epidemiology
  • Medicine

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Allergy
  • Asthma
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Skin disease


  • European Union
  • North America
  • World


  • Ireland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
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