Dr Nadine Seward PhD, MSc

Research Fellow


I hold an undergraduate degree is in Life Sciences from Queen's University in Canada, and  a MSc in Epidemiology from LSHTM.  In 2015, I completed my PhD in epidemiology and statistics at UCL Institute of Global Health entitled "Clean Delivery Practices during Home Deliveries in Rural South Asia: effects on maternal and neonatal mortality and interventioned aimed at improved use"  

I joined LSHTM as a Research Fellow in Statistics in November, 2015, working with Chris Frost and Diana Elbourne. I will be fulfilling the role as a trial statistician for three cluster randomised controlled trials in India and the Gambia.  One trial is a complex interventions aimed at improving newborn, maternal, and child health, and two trials are aimed at improving educational outcomes.




I am the DMO for the distance based course "Trial Designs". I am also tutoring on Statistical Methods in Epidemiology and Clinical Trials


I am interested in sustainable complex community trails aimed at improving child and maternal health, including community mobilisation using the participatory learning and action cycle.

I'm also interested in applying causal inference techniques to to disentangle and explain the effects of complex interventions on differrent outcome measures.

Research areas

  • Adolescent health
  • Child health
  • Complex interventions
  • Global Health
  • Maternal health
  • Neonatal health
  • Perinatal health
  • Reproductive health
  • Social and structural determinants of health
  • Statistical methods
  • Surveillance


  • Epidemiology
  • Statistics


  • South Asia
  • Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Other interests

  • Causal Inference
  • Child Survival
  • Cluster Randomised Trials
  • Community Mobilisation
  • Sensitivity Analysis
  • Statistical methodology
  • Stillbirths
  • Women's health
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