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Dr Phil Edwards

BSc CStat PhD

Associate Professor
of Epidemiology & Statistics

Room
Room 140

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7958 8112

Fax.
+44 (0)20 7299 4663

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.

Affiliations

Department of Population Health
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

Centre for Global Chronic Conditions

Teaching

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.

Research

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.

Research Area
Child health
Clinical trials
Health inequalities
Public health
Transport
Inequalities
Physical activity
Discipline
Epidemiology
Statistics
Disease and Health Conditions
Injuries
Obesity

Selected Publications

The effect of reduced street lighting on road casualties and crime in England and Wales: controlled interrupted time series analysis.
Steinbach R; Perkins C; Tompson L; Johnson S; Armstrong B; Green J; Grundy C; Wilkinson P; Edwards P
2015
Journal of epidemiology and community health
UK open source crime data: accuracy and possibilities for research
Tompson L; Johnson S; Ashby M; Perkins C; Edwards P
2015
Cartography and geographic information science
HALT-IT - tranexamic acid for the treatment of gastrointestinal bleeding: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.
Roberts I; Coats T; Edwards P; Gilmore I; Jairath V; Ker K; Manno D; Shakur H; Stanworth S; Veitch A
2014
Trials
Computer-Based Interventions to Improve Self-management in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
Pal K; Eastwood SV; Michie S; Farmer A; Barnard ML; Peacock R; Wood B; Edwards P; Murray E
2014
Diabetes care
Health impacts of free bus travel for young people: evaluation of a natural experiment in London.
Edwards P; Steinbach R; Green J; Petticrew M; Goodman A; Jones A; Roberts H; Kelly C; Nellthorp J; Wilkinson P
2013
Journal of epidemiology and community health
Cost benefit analysis of 20 mph zones in London.
Steinbach R; Cairns J; Grundy C; Edwards P
2013
Injury prevention
Effect of tranexamic acid on surgical bleeding: systematic review and cumulative meta-analysis.
Ker K; Edwards P; Perel P; Shakur H; Roberts I
2012
BMJ (Clinical research ed)
Adaptive e-learning to improve dietary behaviour: a systematic review and cost-effectiveness analysis.
Harris J; Felix L; Miners A; Murray E; Michie S; Ferguson E; Free C; Lock K; Landon J; Edwards P
2011
Health technology assessment (Winchester, England)
Scald risk in social housing can be reduced through thermostatic control system without increasing Legionella risk: a cluster randomised trial.
Edwards P; Durand MA; Hollister M; Green J; Lutchmun S; Kessel A; Roberts I
2011
Archives of disease in childhood
Deaths of cyclists in london: trends from 1992 to 2006.
Morgan AS; Dale HB; Lee WE; Edwards PJ
2010
BMC public health
Families bereaved by road traffic crashes: linkage of mortality records with 1971-2001 censuses.
Sullivan R; Edwards P; Sloggett A; Marshall CE
2009
Injury prevention
Methods to increase response to postal and electronic questionnaires.
Edwards PJ; Roberts I; Clarke MJ; Diguiseppi C; Wentz R; Kwan I; Cooper R; Felix LM; Pratap S
2009
The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
Population adiposity and climate change.
Edwards P; Roberts I
2009
International journal of epidemiology
Flying bullets and speeding cars: analysis of child injury deaths in the Palestinian Territory.
Shaheen A; Edwards P
2008
Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit
Energy and transport.
Woodcock J; Banister D; Edwards P; Prentice AM; Roberts I
2007
Lancet
Walking, cycling and transport safety: an analysis of child road deaths
Sonkin B; Edwards P; Roberts I; Green J
2006
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
Meta-analysis of randomised trials of monetary incentives and response to mailed questionnaires.
Edwards P; Cooper R; Roberts I; Frost C
2005
Journal of epidemiology and community health
Follow-up by mail in clinical trials: does questionnaire length matter?
Edwards P; Roberts I; Sandercock P; Frost C
2004
Controlled clinical trials
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