Professor Ian Roberts MB BCh FRCP FPH



Ian Roberts is Professor of Epidemiology & Public Heath and co-director of the Clinical Trials Unit at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. He first trained as a paediatrician and then in epidemiology at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and at McGill University, Canada. He established and is co-ordinating editor of the Cochrane Injuries Group, an international network of individuals that prepares and maintains systematic reviews of the effectiveness of interventions in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of injury. He is principal investigator of the CRASH trials, large international randomised controlled trials that seek better ways to treat seriously injured trauma patients. His current focus is the conduct of large scale trials of tranexamic acid in the management of acute severe bleeding. He is co-author with Phil Edwards of the Energy Glut - a book about the politics of fatness.




Clinical Trials and Epidemiology


Large scale clinical trials, prognostic research, energy and health.

Research areas

  • Climate change
  • Clinical trials
  • Complex interventions
  • Drug discovery and development
  • Public health


  • Epidemiology
  • Medicine

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Disability
  • Injuries

Other interests

  • Accidents
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