Professor Stephen Evans
BA MSc FRCP (Edin) Hon. FRCP (Lond)
My first degree was in physics and chemistry and included a year in the US doing physics and philosophy. Having worked in computing I did the MSc in Medical Statistics at LSHTM and worked in statistics and computing at The London Hospital and Medical College for 25 years, leaving there in 1995 as Prof of Medical Statistics. I was also at the UK Medicines Control Agency (now MHRA) and briefly at Quintiles where I mainly worked on the Bristol Royal Infirmary Inquiry. I joined LSHTM part-time on retirement in 2002. I have been (until June 2018) a European Commission appointed independent Expert member of the Pharmacovigilance (Drug Safety) and Risk Assessment Committee at the European Medicines Agency. I was President of the International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology for 2010/2011. From October 2022 I am Emeritus and do not act as a supervisor of PhD students.
I continue to be involved in CEPI activities and in the OpenSafely collaboration.
I helped start the short course in pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacovigilance and teach on that course and the Practical Pharmacoepidemiology short course. I also contribute to the DL MSc in Clinical Trials and the MSc in Medical Statistics.
Safety of medicines is my major interest. Assessment of safety and risk in a general sense, but particularly in trials and epidemiological studies, especially in electronic health records, are the main topics. I am also interested in scientific fraud and misconduct, especially in clinical trials.