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David Cromwell

BSc MSc PhD

Professor
of Health Services Research

Room
Room 126

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7869 6608

Fax.
+44 (0)20 7869 6644

I studied mathematics at Warwick University before completing a Masters degree in Operational Research at Lancaster University. On graduating, I had various analytical jobs in health care organisations in the UK, the Netherlands and Australia. For 10 years, I was a researcher at the University of Wollongong, Australia, undertaking projects on various topics, including health care financing, and the coordination of care. I gained my PhD while at Wollongong. Before joining the LSHTM, I worked at the UK Healthcare Commission.

Affiliations

Department of Health Services Research and Policy
Faculty of Public Health and Policy

Teaching

On the Public Health MSc, I am the organiser of Healthcare Evaluation and a seminar leader for Health Services. I also teach on courses about critical appraisal of the literature and statistics for The Royal College of Surgeons of England.

I am interested in supervising research degree students who wish to investigate how best to evaluate the performance of health services (notably surgery) using observational data (such as clinical or administative databases).

Research

My research interests sit under the broad heading of improving the quality and use of information in the delivery of health care. This has involved developing quantitative models to aid health care management, evaluating health-related information systems, and undertaking statistical analyses to inform quality improvement initiatives or policy decisions. My current position as Director of the Clinical Effectiveness Unit of The Royal College of Surgeons of England means this general interest now focuses on issues related to evaluating the effectiveness of surgery.

Research Area
Health outcomes
Health services research
Quality improvement
Statistical methods
Discipline
Epidemiology
Statistics
Disease and Health Conditions
Cancer
Non-communicable diseases
Country
United Kingdom

Selected Publications

Association between age and access to immediate breast reconstruction in women undergoing mastectomy for breast cancer.
Jeevan R; Browne JP; Gulliver-Clarke C; Pereira J; Caddy CM; van der Meulen JHP; Cromwell DA
2017
The British journal of surgery
Comparison of control charts for monitoring clinical performance using binary data.
Neuburger J; Walker K; Sherlaw-Johnson C; van der Meulen J; Cromwell DA
2017
BMJ quality & safety
Birth "Out-of-Hours": An Evaluation of Obstetric Practice and Outcome According to the Presence of Senior Obstetricians on the Labour Ward.
Knight HE; van der Meulen JH; Gurol-Urganci I; Smith GC; Kiran A; Thornton S; Richmond D; Cameron A; Cromwell DA
2016
PLoS medicine
Selecting appropriate empirical antibiotic regimens for paediatric bloodstream infections: application of a Bayesian decision model to local and pooled antimicrobial resistance surveillance data.
Bielicki JA; Sharland M; Johnson AP; Henderson KL; Cromwell DA; Antibiotic Resistance and Prescribing in European Children proje
2015
The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy
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