Dr Phil Edwards
BSc CStat PhD
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 MSc Epidemiology EPM500 Project Module. He also lectures on Sample Size, Sampling and Outcome Assessment for the Study Design module and for the STEPH Module, and for the short courses 'Systematic Reviews & Meta-analyses of Health Research' and 'Intensive Course in Epidemiology & Medical Statistics'. He is a tutor on the MSc Epidemiology by distance learning.
Phil’s research interests are in two broad areas: (i) Transport & Health, and (ii) Evidence-based data collection. He is currently the principal investigator of the LANTERNS project, which aims to evaluate whether reducing night-time streetlight for environmental and energy reasons, has any impact on road traffic crashes and crime. He has PhD students researching the relationship between road injury, deprivation and ethnicity in London, and modes of transport to school in India. His research into methods to increase response to postal questionnaires has been widely cited.