Tom Meade DM FRCP FFPH FinstMed FRS

Professor of Epidemiology (Emeritus)


Tom Meade qualified in medicine from Oxford University in 1960. After house and registrar appointments at Barts and in Oxford, he spent a year at the Schieffelin Leprosy Research Sanatorium in South India on clinical and epidemiological aspects of leprosy. In 1970, he was appointed Director of the MRC Epidemiology and Medical Care Unit which was responsible for a range of biomedical and health service research topics. His main personal interest has been the role of the coagulation system in the development of coronary heart disease (CHD), approached through  epidemiological studies of the association of clotting factors with CHD and through clinical trials of antithrombotic measures. It was for this work that he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 1996.

On the health services research side, the Unit made original and significant contributions on unglamorous, but important and previously neglected topics such as incontinence, low back pain, alcohol abuse and disability.

On his retirement, from the MRC in 2001, Tom Meade transferred to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine as Emeritus Professor where he has continued to work on cardiovascular disease.







Role of coagulation system in thrombotic component of coronary heart disease. Trials of antithrombotic agents. Infection and coronary heart disease.

Research areas

  • Clinical trials
  • Medicines
  • Randomised controlled trials


  • Epidemiology
  • Medicine

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease


  • Euro area


  • United Kingdom

Other interests

  • Antithrombotics
  • Aspirin
  • Cancer Registration
  • Cancer Survival
  • Medical research
  • NCDs-Intervention Research
  • clinical epidemiology
  • epidemiology
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