Dr Phil Edwards
BSc CStat PhD
of Epidemiology & Statistics
Phil is an Associate Professor and Chartered Statistician. After studying Mathematics and Statistics at Warwick University, he worked for a public services research consultancy based in Birmingham, UK. In 1994 he moved into academia to research injury epidemiology, first in Department of Child Health at Newcastle University, and then at Institute of Child Health at University College London. In 2001 he moved to London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Phil is the module co-ordinator of the Distance Learning MSc Epidemiology EPM500 Project Module. He also lectures on Sample Size, Sampling and Outcome Assessment for the 'Study Design' module of the London-based MSc Epidemiology.
Phil’s research interests are in two broad areas: (i) Transport & Health, and (ii) Evidence-based data collection.
His researches into the links between transport and health have included: evaluations of the impact of large scale transport interventions on public health; research on the health outcomes of different transport modes; and research into the wider public health implications of transport systems.
His research into methods to increase response to electronic and postal questionnaires has been widely cited.
He currently has a research degree student researching the Public health surveillance of construction site injuries in Delhi, India using the First Information Reports (FIRs) registered by Delhi police.